Sustainable Energy Strategies for More Energy Efficient Industrial Processes
Saving electrical energy efficiently can have both short and long term rewards. Energy efficiency is not a new concept and has been a topic of discussion for many years. The oil crisis of the early 1970s emphasized the importance of energy as a concern for everyone. Although the focus on energy efficiency can ebb and flow with the cost of energy, recent shortages of supply demonstrate why cost alone should not be the driving factor. This became particularly apparent to consumers in California in the early 2000s, as power blackouts became a common occurrence in many parts of the state. Looking forward, energy efficiency is a key component of sustainable energy, helping to ensure that current energy usage does not come at the expense of future energy needs.