The Government of India in 2008, formed the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) for National Action Plan on Climate Change. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency launched Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme to target country's energy-intensive industries to reduce its energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
CSE analysis on the effectiveness of the PAT scheme on Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) find that
CSE analysis shows that the total emission reduction at the end of completed first two PAT cycles from thermal power plant sector is 24.85 million tonnes of CO2, which is only 3 per cent of the total annual emission from the sector. This 24.85 million tonnes of CO2 rolls out from two PAT cycles of three years duration each. So, the achieved annual emission reduction is very feeble. This highlights the fact that the target given to TPPs is very less compared to the overall emission reduction from the sector. The energy reduction target should be made stringent in order to meet up with the global climate commitments with respect to greenhouse gas emission mitigation. Targets must be interlinked to material CO2 reduction.
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