PAT: Centre’s decarbonisation scheme not effective enough, says new CSE report
- A recent report by the New Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed that Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) is not effective.
- The report attributed the inefficiency of the scheme to non-transparency, loose targets and overlooked deadlines.
About Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) :
- The Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) scheme was established by the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency.
- NMEEE is one of the eight national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) launched by the Government of India in the year 2008.
- The Union Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency were entrusted with the task of preparing the implementation plan for the NMEEE.
- Under PAT Scheme, the Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) were introduced in India in 2012 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
- It is a regulatory instrument to reduce specific energy consumption in energy-intensive industries, with an associated market-based mechanism to enhance the cost-effectiveness through certification of excess energy saving which can be traded.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) :
- It is a statutory body and was established on 1st March 2002 under the provision of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
- It will assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.