India achieves 20% reduction in emissions intensity, with efficient buildings a key focus

By Olivia Minnock
On National Energy Conservation Day last week, it was announced that India has achieved a 20% reduction in emissions intensity. Thi...

On National Energy Conservation Day last week, it was announced that India has achieved a 20% reduction in emissions intensity. This marks a significant milestone toward the nation’s goal of achieving a 33% reduction by 2030 (from 2005 levels).

The news was announced by Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh on Friday. “We have in our Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INCD) said that by 2030 we will cap the emissions intensity of our economy to 33% as compared to the 2005 levels. Now we are well on our way.”

 

See also:

Government of India endorses Climate Group’s EV100 initiative

UN Secretary General visits India: climate change a key concern

Read the latest issue of Energy Digital magazine

 

Some steps taken to achieve the 2030 target have included distributing LED lamps and putting together an efficient buildings code.

Also on Friday, a new Energy Conservation Building Code was launched which aims to push for energy efficiency particularly in the residential sector. The code will promote the design and constriction of homes to enable occupants to benefit from energy efficiency, and outlines minimum standards for new residential properties.

According to APN News: “Implementation of this Code will have potential for energy savings to the tune of 125bn units of electricity by 2030, which is equivalent to about 100mn ton of CO2 emission.”

National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated annually on 14th December by the Ministry of Power, in association with India’s Bureaus of Energy Efficiency. It includes a National Energy Conservation Awards event where various businesses are honoured as well as a National Painting Competition to raise awareness about energy efficiency and conservation.

 

Share

Featured Articles

Alfa Laval to supply world’s largest green hydrogen plant

The facility is being built in NEOM, the US$500bn futuristic city being developed in Saudi Arabia

COP27 agrees to climate compensation fund

The deal is said to be a historic first in acknowledging the vast inequities of the climate crisis

North America's natural gas can help mitigate energy crisis

In the effort towards decarbonisation, North America could be a key player in providing affordable natural gas, addressing energy security issues

COP27: Egypt and Norway to build 100MW green hydrogen plant

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy company Masdar opens office in Saudi Arabia

Renewable Energy

Ørsted closes US$140m transaction with ECP for US portfolio

Renewable Energy