Minister of State (I/C) for Power, New and Renewable Energy R K Singh stated that the Government will set up a committee/group for implementation of a roadmap on energy efficiency and low carbon technologies. It was stated during a high-level meeting held by the Ministry of Power to review the progress of energy efficiency programmes and preparedness for Climate Change Actions.
- The committee/Group on Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon Technology will consist of members from all relevant ministries.
The high level meeting was held virtually. It was held to discuss activities in the field of energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy with the objective of reducing CO2 emissions.
- Senior officials from the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Depart of Heavy Industry, NITI Aayog and others participated in the meeting.
Key Takeaways from the High-Level meeting
Sectors like Transport, MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) & Power plants needed more focus as they have high emissions intensity compared to other sectors.
i.R K Singh emphasized states and other entities to take up the following actions
- Progressive Electrification of economy: detailed action plan to be develop to identify potential areas
- Greening of electricity i.e pushing for Renewables
- Committee to implement Roadmap on Energy Efficiency and low Carbon technologies
- Strengthen the organizational structure of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, CPSU (Central Public Sector Undertakings) under the Ministry of Power.
ii.Power Finance Corporation, a CPSU under the Ministry of Power will be the nodal agency for facilitating Energy Efficiency Financing. It will also act as a knowledge based champion organization for various financing programs.
CO2 emission Reduction
- It was stated that Cooling sector, cold storage and cooking were the key areas to focus for achieving the target of CO2 emission reduction.
- In order to reduce CO2 emission from the Transport sector, it was discussed to explore the possibility of shifting of Goods movement from Road Transport to Railways.
BEE’s Programs – ROSHANEE & UNNATEE
BEE has developed two programs namely ROSHANEE and UNNATEE, which lay down Sector wise action plan to address Climate change and CO2 emissions for the period 2021-2030
i.Mission ROSHANEE (Roadmap Of Sustainable and Holistic Approach to National Energy Efficiency) – It is a series of planned activities to reduce CO2 emission by more than 550 million tonnes in India by 2030.
ii.UNNATEE (Unlocking National Energy Efficiency Potential) – a working document which has short term and long-term action plans for lowering energy intensity.
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On 11th January 2020, the Ministry of Power in association with BEE organized the 30th National Energy Conservation Awards 2020 (NECA 2020).
About Ministry of Power
Minister of State (I/C) – R K Singh
About Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
The Government of India set up BEE on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 as a Statutory body under the Ministry of Power.
Director General – Abhay Bakre
Headquarters – New Delhi