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Energy conservation is a moving target

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A decade has passed since the Energy Conservation Act was enacted in 2001.

Most provisions of the law are yet to be implemented properly. AJAY MATHUR, director of the Board of Energy Efficiency, shares his views with Ruhi Kandhari and Umashankar ajay mathurPhoto: Karno GuhathakurtaWhat is the mandate of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (bee) set up under the Energy Conservation Act?

The law provides three regulatory functions. One is standards and labelling of electrical equipment, second is energy conservation code for buildings, and the third is energy conservation norms for industry. These are the three regulatory functions of the government, with bee providing recommendations to the government.

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