The way we use energy is constantly changing. Today, for most of us, we spend most of our time in a mode that’s called the “modern” day, where we’re using energy units of 1.5 to 2.4 billion.
The old days of the old days used energy units of a much, much lower number, around 1 billion. This was for the purpose of doing a lot of things like heating and cooling and even power generation.
Today we use energy units of about 100 gigatons or more. So even though we’re still spending our energy in a more conservative mode, its still one of the most efficient ways we have of using energy on a mass scale.
We’d like to think that our energy units are more efficient than they were 10 years ago, but as a whole we’d like to think we’re on the conservative side. We’d like to think that we’re making a lot of use of our energy units, but we’d also like to think that we’re saving a lot of energy.
That’s because if we go by our energy units, we are wasting a lot of energy. We are spending a lot of energy on water used to water plants in our garden, and on our electric bill, and we are also consuming a lot of energy to run our air conditioner. I would argue that we are also wasting a lot of energy with our electric bill. On average, we are wasting 20 percent of our energy on electricity.