E-vehicles to boost electricity demand for road transport over next decade: India Ratings

If all of India’s vehicles were run on electricity last financial year (2016-17), around 500 billion units (BU) of incremental electricity demand would have come only from the road transport sector, research and ratings agency India Ratings said in a report today.&hellip

EESL to install over 48,000 LED street lights in Gurugram

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) today signed an agreement with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram to install 48,568 street lights under the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP). “EESL shall replace over 48,568 conventional street lights with LED lights, which would lead MCG to save&hellip

Energy Fact & Opinion: Activating India’s Electric Vehicle Dreams

Facts India launched its National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP) in 2013 to ease dependence on foreign oil imports. The plan, which initially envisaged selling 6 to 7 million electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market by 2020 expanded to include&hellip

State set to get its first ‘energy-efficient’ buildings

Months after the Energy Conservation Building Code for efficient use and conservation of energy in building complexes was notified by the Centre, the state is all set to get its first two buildings complying with the norms. The buildings will&hellip

Power Finance Corporation looks to fund Energy Efficiency’s purchase of 10,000 electric cars

Faced with a near-dry thermal power generation market which it funded so far, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is exploring ways to fund purchase of 10,000 electric cars by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), according to an official familiar with the development. This&hellip

Himachal Pradesh first hill state in country to run electric buses

After two years of trial runs on the challenging Manali-Rohtang highway, Himachal Roads Transport Corporation (HRTC) finally launched its electric bus service on the route on a regular basis on Thursday. With this, Himachal Pradeshhas become the first hill state in the country&hellip

India is about to embark on the most ambitious electric-car transformation in the world

India is shifting gears. The world’s fifth-largest auto market is readying for a stupendous transformation: moving completely towards electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the&hellip

Govt eyes Rs 35,000 crore savings by making buildings green

The power ministry has set its sights on achieving an estimated Rs 35,000 crore annual savings by making all existing and future government as well as commercial buildings in the country energy efficient in the next few years and use&hellip

The race against heat – How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?

When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their&hellip

Make green building code mandatory

A new version of India’s building code for energy efficiency — the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017 — has been launched. First introduced in 2007 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), this code was applicable only to large commercial&hellip