Air Conditioners Current Affairs - 2020

UNEP and IEA Report: World will need at least 14 billion cooling appliances by 2050

The United Nations Environment Programme and the International Energy Agency released a report on “Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis”. The report cited benefits of cooling efficiency and Kigali Amendment report. Highlights The report says that by 2050, the world will need at least 14 billion cooling appliances. Currently, there are 3.6 billion appliances in use Read More…

GoI: 10 Sectors identified to cut imports

On June 3, 2020, the Department of Promotion for Industry and Internal Trade identified 10 sectors where in the imports are to be cut. This includes textiles, jewelry, mobile, gems, pharmaceuticals, garments, electronics, machinery, etc. Highlights The GoI has recently changed the set targets in order to become self-reliant in footwear, furniture and air conditioner. Read More…

Guidelines to use Air Conditioners issued by Central Public Works Department

The Central Public Works Department has issued guidelines to use air conditioners during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines have been issued as Air conditioner usages are to increase with the arrival of Summer in the country. The main objective of the guidelines is to counter the fact use of air conditioners lead to increased spread of Read More…

Star Rating Programme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners and Deep Freezers launched

On March 2, 2020, in its 19th foundation day, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) operating under Ministry of Power launched star rating programme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCAC) and Deep Freezers. Highlights The Star Rating Programme was formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Around 24 appliances have Read More…

BEE sets new standards for ACs: Default temperature set to 24 Degree Celsius

The Government of India has released new performance energy standards for the performance of air conditioners after consulting Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The BEE operating under Ministry of Power develop strategies and policies with primary objective of reduction in energy usage. According to BEE, the total air conditioner capacity of India is 80 million Read More…