Why do we need to conserve energy resources?

(i) Energy is a basic requirement for economic development.

(ii) Every sector of the national economy- agriculture, industry, transport, commercial and domestic- needs inputs of energy.

(iii) The economic development plans implemented since independence necessarily required increasing amounts of energy to remain operational.

As a result, consumption of energy in all forms has been steadily rising all over the country and we need to conserve it for the future.