What behavior (human activity) would you try and alter to reduce energy usage and why?

My post in an online discussion forum for my Energy Policy and Politics class

What behavior (human activity) would you try and alter to reduce energy usage and why? How would you attempt to alter such behaviour?

When considering this question, I consciously avoided searching for figures on energy consumption / wastage. Instead, I tried recalling my “energy consumption journey map” from the moment I slept last night till now.

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What do you think the top energy issue is and why?

My post in an online discussion forum for my Energy Policy and Politics class:

Hi all, here to share my most recent thoughts on energy issues. I think there are many substantive issues which can be ranked as “top”. Recently, though, I’ve been preoccupied with questions of a more procedural nature – How are energy policies made, how might a society’s stance on energy be changed over time?

In this regard, the top energy issue for me has got to do with information and how it’s processed and communicated. It appears to me that we lack information where we need it most, and we lack the ability to turn pieces of knowledge into relatable, believable narratives for both decision-makers and the general public. We need local, legitimised knowledge and we need to humanise the discussion of such knowledge.

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