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National Energy Conservation Week

National Energy Conservation Week is celebrated all over India from December 14 to December 20. Various Government enterprises and Public Sector Undertakings celebrate the week by organizing energy conservation message-oriented activities.

December 14: Energy Conservation Day

The Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on December 14 since 1991. Energy Conservation Day is an initiative of Bureau o Energy Efficiency. The objective of the day is to demonstrate achievements of government in saving energy and conservation.

On the day, National Energy Conservation awards is distributed to industries that play major role in conserving energy.

Energy Conservation Organization in India

The Petroleum Conservation Research Association is an inter-governmental body that was created in 1978 to promote energy conservation. It creates public awareness in saving fossil fuels.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) created in 2001 is also responsible for promoting energy efficiency and conservation. The BEE was established under Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The aim of the organization is to reduce energy demands.

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Unlocking National Energy Efficiency Potential

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has released the draft consultation paper for accelerating energy efficiency in India. The strategy document titled Unlocking National Energy Efficiency potential (UNNATEE) is first of its kind which clearly delineates the energy efficiency targets for the respective demand sectors up to the state levels.

UNNATEE

  • The consultation paper describes a plain framework and implementation strategy to establish a clear linkage between energy supply-demand scenarios and energy efficiency opportunities.
  • The consultation paper offers a comprehensive roadmap to address India’s environmental and climate change mitigation action through energy efficiency measures.
  • The consultation paper is aimed at developing India’s blueprint of effective energy efficiency strategy is a leap towards stimulating energy efficiency ecosystem and enabling reduction of the pressure on demand.

The consultation paper was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in association with PwC India. UNNATEE draft document has been released for public consultation.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a statutory body set up under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency assists the government in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

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