Rohit : Hai, Aruna. How are you?
Aruna: Hello Rohit! I am fine. I have been thinking of issues related to conservation of energy. What do you say ?
Rohit: Well, me too worried about that.. I think we should are be more careful at our homes in the number of lights and gadgets that are switched on all the time.
We could switch of the TV, Sound system etc. instead of letting them running or putting them in the rest/sleep mode. They are still on, even though they do not play.
Aruna: Yes. You are right. We can save some energy that way. We can also install the energy saving light bulbs (like LED).
Rohit: True. That will be good. But they are a bit costly, you know. So every one does not buy them straight. There are many solar energy panels installed on apartment and house roofs these days. Did you observe them?
Aruna: Yes. I did. That is good. Solar panels cost initially. But the government gives discount, so it may not be that bad. We get back our investment in 4 or 5 years. After that energy supplied by them is free.
Rohit: I will do when I have a big house in future.
Aruna: Me too.
Rohit: We should use more of shared commutation, public transport like trams, local trains, buses. Then fuel is saved.
Rohit: I am also thinking that Solar or electric bicycles, solar cars will be good. So bicycles can be used even when there are ups and downs on the roads. That will be saving a lot of fuel and energy. They will also reduce pollution. In the city, perhaps most of the cars do not travel at beyond 40 to 50 kmph in general. Even buses should be electric or solar powered.
Aruna: You are right.
Rohit: I am thinking of a community center, where some energy generation machines are provided. Like bicycles. People can come there and turn the wheels of a cycle with their feet. They will get a good exercise. They will also generate some energy, that can be used for some purpose.
Aruna: Perhaps it is feasible , perhaps not.
Rohit: In any case energy saving is important in today's world. In rural areas they face many power cuts. That is bad.
Aruna: I hope the situation will be soon resolved.