Conserving Energy


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  • Turn lights off if you don’t need them.
  • When possible, use energy saving light bulbs (or fluorescent lamps)
  • Don’t overheat you house. Set the thermostat to about 21 ° C and use a fan instead of air conditioning to cool down rooms during the summer.
  • Make sure that windows and doors are closed.
  • Newly built buildings and houses should be well-insulated. Think of using solar panels, geothermal energy or biomass for heating.
  • Save water ! Leaky toilets can waste more than 40,000 litres of water in a home every year.



  • Save hot water by taking a shower instead of a bath
  • Make sure you have a full load of dirty dishes before you use the dishwasher. The same applies to washing machines and clothes driers.
  • If you need to make small amounts of food warm use the microwave instead of the stove.
  • Make sure refrigerators are always closed, so that the cold air does not leak outside.
  • When you go shopping take bags with you. It saves money and you don’t always need new ones.
  • Travelling by bus, train or other means of public transport reduces energy consumption and pollution.
  • Organize car pools that take you to work or school.
  • Buy smaller, energy – efficient cars instead of big ones.
  • Recycle as much material as possible



Downloadable PDF Text- and Worksheets



  • apply =affect
  • car pool = a group of people who travel together to work or school in one car
  • conserve = here: save
  • consumption = the amount that is used
  • crop = a plant like wheat or rice that is grown by farmers and used as food
  • energy efficient = to use as little energy and get as much power as possible
  • fan = a machine that is used to make air cooler by moving it around
  • fluorescent lamp =a tube filled with gas which shines brightly when electricity passes through
  • full load = to make a machine full
  • geothermal = heat that comes from inside the earth
  • leaky = something that has a hole in it so that water or other things can get through
  • panel = a flat piece of a certain material
  • public transport = buses , trains, subways that are here for everyone to use
  • reduce = to make something smaller or less
  • stove = something you have in the kitchen to cook and prepare meals with
  • well-insulated =to cover something with a material so that heat does not get out