In news:

Recently, the Union Minister of State (IC), Power and New & Renewable Energy & Minister of State, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, released a Report on “Impact of energy efficiency measures for the year 2018-19”

This report was prepared by an Expert agency PWC Ltd, who was engaged by Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE) for an independent verification to assess the resultant annual savings in energy as well as CO 2 emissions through various initiatives in India.

What is energy efficiency:

Energy efficiency simply means using less energy to perform the same task – that is, eliminating energy waste. It is the the most immediate – way to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

Various findings of the report:

Study has identified following major programmes, viz.

  1. Perform, Achieve and Trade Scheme
  2. Standards &Labelling Programme
  3. UJALA Programme
  4. Municipal Demand Side Management Programme, etc.

Perform, Achieve and Trade Scheme:

Standards &Labelling Programme:

UJALA: Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All

Source:”PIB/BEE “.

Possible UPSC CSE Mains Question:

Energy efficiency is crucial in creating a sustainable India. Assess, how far India has incorporate energy efficiency in its economy?