(GIST OF YOJANA) Energy Efficiency is the Key for Sustainable Development [JUNE-2019]
(GIST OF YOJANA) Energy Efficiency is the Key for
Energy Efficiency is the Key for
In India the electrification of households has taken place on a
massive scale and demand for this has been the growing population.
Another is the enormous increase in energy intensive economic
activities. As the conventional sources of energy are reducing and the
renewable sources are under developing phase, improving energy efficiency at
all levels of the energy spectrum is the cost-effective and quick solution
to address this problem.
The government, through Nationally Determined Contributions has
aimed to reduce emission intensity of GDP to 33-35 per cent below what it
was in 2005 by 2030. However, to achieve this target there is a need for a
concerted move to ensure increased energy efficiency especially in 3
Industrial sector continues to be the highest energy consuming
domain where energy conservation would play a vital role. There is also huge
potential for energy conservation and technology enhancement for efficiency
in key intensive industries.
With an aim of energy efficiency improvement, Bureau of Energy
Efficiency (BEE) is implementing Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme
under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE).
Envisages a phased approach for developing an energy conservation code
for the residential sector. The idea is to create a simple and implementable
code focusing on building envelope which can be integrated with the existing
building codes and bye-laws. The design of the building envelope will have a
direct impact on:
Heat conduction through the roof , opaque wall and glazed windows
To enable consumers to compare building performances from a
sustainable energy point of view, a comprehensive labeling scheme is
important. Energy labels help consumers to make efficient decisions through
the provision of direct, reliable and cost less information.
The objective of proposed labeling programme is mentioned below:
To provide information to consumers for EE Horne
Energy Sustainability for India
To achieve Indian NDC Targets
Market Transformation for Energy efficiency in housing sector
This is expected to save substantial energy through improving
energy efficiency to houses nationwide. The estimated energy saving
potential through proposed labeling program is around 388 BU by the year
In conjunction with this, the programme also brings up various
It shall act as an embryo to stimulate the larger energy-efficient
materials and technologies market. To seek the energy efficiency label,
customers shall demand energy efficient building materials which in turn,
would give enough impetus to suppliers to produce the same.
After the implementation of the labelling mechanism, the housing
value chain would encourage an additional set of professionals to expedite
the complete process of residential label granting. This way, the labelling
regime shall also be a stimulant for the Indian job market.
It will also motivate material manufacturers to invest in energy
efficient material manufacturing in India.
Labelling mechanism shall cause a reduction in energy bills. This
will empower individuals with greater disposable income that can be consumed
at other avenues, saved for future contingencies or invested for cash
generating asset creation for overall economic growth.
It helps the nation in working towards the fulfillment of Global
Sustainable Development Goals 7 of the United Nations: Affordable and clean
Consumer of the important appliances areas are one of energy
consumption . Daily household electronic appliances like AC, Microwave,
Washing Machine etc., are included in this sector.
A lot of initiatives are being taken to reduce the energy
consumption and to enhance the technology for energy efficiency in consumer
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has been promoting energy
conservation through optimum temperature settings for Air Conditioners.
According to the study of BEE, one degree increase in the AC temperature
setting results in saving of 6 per cm of electricity consumed. 24-26 degree
Celsius default has been recommended by BEE for energy saving and also to
reduce greenhouse emission.