OVER 20 physicists and chemists at IISER, Pune, had united in July last year to bring their works on green energy on one platform the Centre for Energy Science (CES).
We are at a critical time in the transition to a low-carbon economy. While technological breakthroughs and falling costs are driving adoption of renewables and widespread electrification, there are also strong headwinds in the form of political obstruction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s initiative to ‘Make India Energy Efficient’ is in full swing and yielding good results.
The Noida Authorityhas invited an expression of interest (EOI) from firms to convert streetlights into energy-saving LEDs.
Over two lakh conventional street lights will be replaced with LEDs by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in the next nine months, a move that will save Rs 50 crore of the civic body annually.
The prices of energy efficient appliances distributed under the Government of India’s Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme have been revised, owing to the rollout of the Goods & Services Tax (GST).
Over 30 crore energy efficient LED bulbs have already been distributed so far which includes 20 crore LED bulbs by the EESL under the government’s UJALA scheme and more than 10 crores by the private domestic LED companies.
Union minister of state for power, renewable energy, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday that India was fast emerging as the LED capital of the world.