4) Discussion

More than half of our respondents were living in HDB flats. This means that the average electricity bill should be that of a normal HDB flat, and not the usually higher electricity of a landed property or condominium.

The responses received varied over a wide range. Even though many people living in HDB flats were in the range of $150-$200, some exceeded this, proving that the amount varies from family to family, usually lowest being at the elderly (2 people in one flat) and highest being large families (Father, Mother, and several children).

Many people know about our depleting energy source, but yet are not doing much to conserve it.

Due to the large population now, Singaporeans have suggested education in the public, and in schools to teach them the importance of saving energy. This means that people are willing to accept a wide variety of methods to promote ways to save electricity, and many options are open for us.

The most common energy saving techniques used by Singaporeans are turning off lights when not in use, using energy saving bulbs, shutting our computers down instead of putting it in sleep mode for long periods of time, and using fans instead of air-conditioning. This shows that people do indeed know methods of saving electricity, but some are just plain lazy, deciding not to put these actions in use, in place for not having to move a muscle.

From what we have concluded, many Singaporeans who put in effort to save energy is to ensure that the future generations have enough electricity to use

Many people know and realized that energy saving could be a tiring job to do and many people do not practice them for convenience sake. There are many people who say that encouraging and telling them the importance of saving energy is the best way to convince a person to start saving energy. While some other responses are to apply these into the education system.

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