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Industry uses many energy sources.


Global alternative energy industry.

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Energy Industry

The energy industry is the totality of all of the sectors involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining, and distribution. Modern society consumes large amounts of fuel, and the energy industry is a crucial part of the infrastructure and maintenance of community in almost all countries.

The energy industry comprises:

  • The petroleum industry, including oil companies, petroleum refiners, fuel transport and end-user sales at gas stations

  • The gas industry, including natural gas extraction, and coal gas manufacture, as well as distribution and sales

  • The electrical power industry, including electricity generation, electric power distribution, and sales

  • The coal industry

  • The nuclear power industry

The renewable energy industry comprises:

Alternative energy and sustainable energy companies, including those involved in hydroelectric power, wind power, and solar power generation, and the manufacture, distribution and sale of alternative fuels traditional energy industry based on the collection and distribution of firewood, the use of which, for cooking and heating, is particularly prevalent in poorer countries.

Since the cost of energy has become a significant factor in the performance of the economy of societies, management of energy resources has become very crucial. Energy management involves utilizing the available energy resources more efficiently that is with minimal incremental costs. Many times it is possible to save expenditure on energy without incorporating new technology into simple management techniques. 

Most often energy management is the practice of using energy more efficiently by eliminating energy wastage and balancing legitimate energy demand with appropriate energy supply. The process couples energy awareness with energy conservation.