Why energy efficiency ?
The energy scenario in India poses a great challenge to our future policies.Energy supply in India was about 750 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) in 2011 and is estimated by to be 1200-1700 million toe by 2030. As per NATCOM 2007, India emitted 1,728 million tonnes CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gases, making it the sixth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. Save Energy.
As accelerating urbanization takes urban population to 600 million plus by 2030, demand for electricity will rise. In order to improve energy efficiency in the use of power, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) periodically mandates regulatory standards, and also formulates promotional schemes, which encourage the use of efficient lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC), and electric motor based appliances in the residential and commercial establishments across the country. The main policy driver, the National Manufacturing Policy coupled with National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), has introduced the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme, which is estimated to lead to a cumulative energy savings of 6.7 Mtoe in the first round of the PAT cycle by 2015.