Energy Efficiency Current Affairs - 2019

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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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Washing Machines, Microwave Ovens to have Energy Efficiency Ratings

The Ministry of Power has announced that two more electrical appliances microwave ovens and washing machines will now be assigned star ratings based on their energy efficiency metrics.

Star Ratings of Microwave Ovens and Washing Machines

  • The programme of star rating of Microwave Ovens and Washing Machines will be implemented on a voluntary basis and will be valid up to December 31, 2020.
  • The criteria approved for the washing machines also include water efficiency in addition to energy performance for grant of star rating.
  • The star rating of Microwave Ovens and Washing Machines encourage the transition towards energy efficient equipment.

Further to enable the ease of implementation the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed an online registration platform for expeditious registration and approval under this initiative.

Star Rating of Appliances

Star Rating of Appliances provides a basic sense of how energy efficient each product is. Higher the rating, higher is the efficiency of the appliance. The rating of appliances in India is undertaken by the 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.

Month: Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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