National Energy Conservation Day
- National Energy Conservation Day is being celebrated every year on December 14 since 1991.
- The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power spearheads the celebrations every year.
Objectives of day
- The objective to celebrate the National Energy Conservation Day is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.
- National Energy Conservation Day also highlights the achievements of the country in the fields of energy efficiency and conservation, as well as the ways in which India is working to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Celebrations for 2021
- This year, the ministry of power, under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, is celebrating Energy Conservation Week from 8 to 14 December.
- The celebrations will include three major activities- the National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) for Industries, the National Painting Competition for school children and the National Energy Efficiency Innovation Awards (NEEIA).
- The NEEIA will be awarded to energy-intensive units in various sectors of the economy to recognize and highlight innovative energy efficiency technologies adopted by them to reduce energy consumption.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
- The Government of India set up the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
- The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy.
- BEE coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations and recognize, identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.