The main drivers for this increase in demand levels are the increasing appliance penetration resulting from rising building stock, along with significant uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and other distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar PV and storage.
The modern green movement has taken over the world in recent years. We hear about sustainability, climate change, energy conservation, conscious consumer behaviour and choices, energy efficiency, and of course, going green! But where does all of this stem from?
The Ministry of Power vide letter dated 27th April 2021, requested the Chief Secretaries of the states and union territories to arrange special vaccination drive on priority basis to all those working for power utilities – in generation, transmission and distribution sectors, including those working on contract basis.
The relationship between human beings and nature has been striving for balance for decades. We have pressured the natural world, with damaging consequences, for generations; we took too much without giving anything back. Ever since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels set us on a course of expanding our production, which also meant more pollution and waste. While leading and developing economies metered their growth through their GDPs
Individuals’ choices and behavior are a vital factor to consider while leveraging different policy tools for fostering sustainable and efficient energy consumption. Read more about how behaviour change programs can help foster energy savings.
Globally, there has been a general increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 1850 to 1960 owing to factors such as population growth and industrialization. Comparing the highest emitting countries, the United States of America was ranked second in 1850. In 2011, a similar comparison showed that the USA ranked second again. The difference, however, was that their emissions grew by 266 times over 160 years.
The Finance Minister came with a range of economic recovery packages for the MSMEs through Atmanirbhar Bharat program and the annual budget FY 2021, however, the challenges for raising energy efficiency finance remain the same.
“Is my electricity bill too high?” “Do I know how much electricity I am paying for?” “Can I access my electricity consumption data readily?” “How can I reduce my electricity bill?” “I wish I could access my electricity consumption data as readily as my mobile/internet data usage!”