Energy has played an integral role in the development of our civilization as well as life in general; as far back as we can tell. As our knowledge on the topic of energy grew and discoveries were made, we eventually developed techniques that allowed us to control the flow of energy in controlled systems. Today, you can flood a room with light, with the simple flick of a switch. Energy consumption has become such an essential part of our everyday lives that most people forget that we depend upon it.

Consider where your energy is coming from. Approximately 86% of the world’s energy is based on fossil fuels. You can help reduce global carbon emissions and make a positive contribution in the fight against global climate change by being more energy efficient. Here is an example of how simple changes can lead to large-scale repercussions: If every household in Canada changed just one traditional incandescent light bulb to an ENERGY STAR labelled CFL, the country would save over $73 million in energy costs every year and reduce GHG emissions by 397,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) - which would have the same impact on climate change as taking 66,000 cars off the road for one year…