When we refer to the types of energy consumption, we refer to the various forms of energy that are utilized around the world in order to generate electricity. In every country the types of energy consumption varies from one place to another. In some cases these may even vary from one city to another because of the fact that there are different sources of energy and different sources may be used in different cities within the same country. Some places may be exposed to different sources due to which the types of energy consumption in these regions differ.
One of the many types of energy consumption is that of solar energy. Solar energy is the conversion of sunlight into electricity or electrical energy. Though these types of energy consumption projects and forms are quite expensive when it comes to installing solar panels and such like, they are also very useful in the long run because they help bring down the cost of electricity. Energy that is not consumed is simply fed back into the grid and stored for later and this way waste of energy is prevented. Since Australia gets a lot of sunlight you would find many houses going for these types of energy consumption in the country.
The use of water to produce electricity is another of the many types of energy consumption. Why? This is because the water’s currents, if strong, hit the turbine installed in dams and generate electricity or electrical energy. This energy is then, fed into the grid and used by consumers within the country. Such types of energy consumption is common in countries where you would find mountains because when the tip of the glaciers melt, they cause water to flow down rapidly and that can then, hit the turbine to produce electricity. Where there are no mountains such types of energy consumption cannot be found.
The most common of all types of energy consumption is that of coal because most countries are rich in coal. Coal is used in order to generate electricity in these countries but the trouble with these types of energy consumptions is that they can only be used once and so, they are non-renewable because of which the consumption would, at some point, stop and energy consumption would no longer be possible. That is why other types of energy consumption projects (such as solar energy consumption) are being worked upon. They also cause a lot of pollution as well.
These are some of the many types of energy consumption though other forms do exist. Examples include the use of nuclear energy for certain types of energy consumption and of waste material too though how useful these would be in the future is something that is yet to be discovered. Nowadays countries are striving to find other types of energy consumption as we cannot rely solely on fossil fuels for the generation of electricity and where hydel power is concerned, though useful, it is not available to all countries.