The National Energy Conservation Day is observed annually on 14 December by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power. The day which was first implemented in 2001, aims to showcase India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation. It also works on the nation’s overall effort towards climate change mitigation. Minister of State (IC) for Power, New & Renewable Energy and Minister of State (MoS) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Raj Kumar Singh was the chief guest of National Energy Conservation Day celebrations in New Delhi.National Energy Conservation Week: In order to create mass awareness on the importance of conservation and efficiency of energy, BEE observed National Energy Conservation Week from 9th to 14th December 2019.
- The ministry distributed National Energy Conservation Awards 2019 to various organizations that have achieved efficient utilization and conservation of energy.
- Exhibition: Exhibition on energy efficiency endeavors, showcasing Energy Profile of India, roadmap to achieve national energy efficiency, usage of energy-efficient appliances, etc were conducted.
ii.National Energy Conservation Awards 2019:
Various events were held for which National Energy Conservation Awards were given. The awards programme recognizes the energy efficiency achievements in 56 sub-sectors across industry, establishments and institutions. Also, for creating awareness to school children on energy conservation, painting competitions were conducted. The winners were awarded by Shri RK Singh as part of the National Energy Conservation Awards.
iii.Initiatives launched: Various policies and schemes are being implemented such as PAT(Perform Achieve and Trade) scheme, standard & labelling, energy conservation building codes and demand side management. These programmes are helpful in achieving significant energy savings.
iv.India’s energy demand: India’s energy demand is expected to double between 2013 and 2030, to approximately 1500 million tons of oil equivalent.
About Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE):
Founded- 1 March 2002.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Act- Energy Conservation Act, 2001.