Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2010

January 05, 2011

The new Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2010, passed in this year Budget and Monsoon season under the Energy Conservation Act 2001, makes a stringent penalty for violating energy consumption norms. provided for setting up of an Appellate Tribunal for Energy Conservation, which would hear appeals against orders of the adjudicating officer, central or state government orders. The Amendment Act instead provides that the Appellate Tribunal for electricity established under the Electricity Act shall be the Appellate Tribunal for the purposes of Energy Conservation Act 2001.Greener buildings, a smarter electric grid, more efficient home appliances and more advanced industrial and manufacturing processes have the potential to significantly reduce India’s electricity shortage, reduce pollution and decrease its emissions of greenhouse gases, while boosting the country’s economic output over the next eight years.

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The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) conference has over the past four years become a leading forum for the exchange of ideas and program success stories about the application of social science insights to accelerating the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon economy.

This year's conference, held in Sacramento from November 14-17, 2010, included more than 100 presentations of peer-reviewed research on a truly wide range of topics, from the behavior of people in buildings to community-based social marketing to guilt and identity to smart grid strategies to feedback responses.  Most presentations are available online at

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Energy-efficient buildings: the no-brainer for mitigating climate change
The COP 16 in Cancun will host the side event in Energy Efficiency and Buildings. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership under its flagship project of Energy Efficiency Coalition will lead the discussion as a side event in COP16. The side event will spotlight the issues pertaining to energy efficiency in building design and build the consultative network for possible suggestions from renowned architects and planners including Sir. Norman Foster in

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Building Envelope for Energy Efficiency
The detail guidance for performing energy efficiency at building level concerning to Building Envelope is very fundamental initiative for building developers and consumer to consider. The building envelope constitutes of maximum energy consumption through exposure to hot and cold climate in US. The basic level of standard procedure requiring for energy efficiency is mentioned in this report.

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BEE Starring Buildings
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency under its Building Rating System precisely concerning to energy efficiency, have finalized the eligible buildings for star ratings. The 77 building that were finalized under the initiative program mostly includes Banks, Commercial offices in Government sector. The rating system expected to achieve 1 to 5 star in buildings. More star will show represent more energy efficiency and conservation in buildings and thus leading to energy saving in kWh/m2/ year basis

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ESCO Saves Energy
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has empanelled the concerned Energy Efficiency Companies Limited, interested to work in the energy efficiency in the country. The Energy Service Companies also called as ESCOs, are the group of technical consultative professionals helping the building industry clients such as real estate developers, consumers, hospital and hotel owners to make their building more energy efficient.

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CRISIL Rating for Green Building Assets
In series of green building rating system in the country with already available voluntary mechanism, CRISIL has come with its star rating system for Assets including Home’s projects. The CRISIL which is a leading organization in rating the various business assets have went a step further to initiate the rating system for buildings as productive asset by recognizing range of criteria’s such as financial management of assets function, operations, construction quality and green building features of Asset Home’s. CRISIL has also done the assessment for company’s reputation and transparency and have awarded seven star rating, the Asset Home’s managing director Mr K. A. Mohammed Salim said.

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