Cutting back on energy use is important for reducing pollution and limiting climate change.
We use energy to power our lights, appliances, cars and to heat/cool our homes. Energy is essential to our everyday lives but using energy derived from non-renewable resources like coal, oil and gas leads to emission of greenhouse gases along with a variety of other pollutants.
It's therefore essential that we use energy as efficiently as possible by using fewer, more efficient appliances and reducing any wastage. We can also reduce pollution by using energy from renewable resources such as the sun or wind e.g. solar panels and wind turbines. These are clean energy sources and will never run out!