Importance Of Energy Conservation

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Hill et. Al9(1993) in their study on the pricing aspect of electricity stressed the significance of adding the environmental cost as one of the components of electricity pricing. This will help in switching towards consumption of renewable sources of energy, which are environmental friendly. Mrs.Vinod Kumari10(1994) in her book “Energy and society concluded that Energy Conservation requires a close co-operation between producer and consumer. In household sector emphasis should be given on improving the efficiency of domestic chullahs and stores through demonstrations should be geared up so as to undertake intensive efforts in this direction. She says that the present day energy crisis is a result of population growth and improvement…show more content…
The gap between demand and supply can be bridged with the help of Energy Conservation, which may be considered as a new source of Energy which is benign and environmental friendly. There is a good scope of Energy Conservation in various sectors, viz, Industry, agriculture, transport and domestic. The Energy audit can unearth huge profits to the industry. The Industrial sector has failed to take full advantage of many financial incentives provided by the government to encourage Energy Conservation Strategies. The planners have started appreciating the role and significance of Energy Conservation in future Energy Scenario of India. However the achievement so far are far from satisfactory. It is imperative to develop Energy Conservation as a mass…show more content…
(4) Energy Conservation policy must be developed by the govt. with time-bound targets and well-defined thrust areas.An action plan is to be developed defining short-term, medium-term and long-term measures to be adopted for achieving the targets. Raghu Raman14(1997) in his paper on role of Industry Association towards Energy Conservation observes that Energy intensity of the Indian manufacturing sector is high as compared to developed and in some cases developing countries. At different levels of government, it was thought that the Chambers of Commerce are to be involved in managing the energy management system, so as to make Indian Industry energy Efficient. ASSOCHAM has undertaken a detailed survey of Energy Conservation in Indian Industry. The observations made in the survey points both a bright and a grim picture. The industries covered were: Chemicals, Engineering and Automobiles, Cement, Plastics, and Polymer, Rubber and Leather, Textiles, Metals, Foods, Paper and Electricity Generation. It was observed that quite a few organizations were not aware of the major energy Conservation schemes being offered by the government and financial institutions. Large organizations however were more
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