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PM Climate Change Council to discuss energy efficiency mission

After setting a target of generating 20,000 MW solar power by 2020 under the Solar Mission, the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change will take up the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) at its meeting tomorrow.

The NMEEE, one of the eight national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change, seeks to enhance energy efficiency, in addition to the programmes on the field being pursued by the Ministry of Power and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

The draft outline of NMEEE set out a comprehensive strategy to create demand for energy efficient products, goods and services, amend government policies and programmes to integrate energy efficiency processes and prepare bankable projects to stimulate the mission.

The strategy also seeks to incentivise cost-effective improvements in energy efficiency in industries and facilities and certify energy savings that could be traded.

Ensuring adequate supply of energy efficient products, goods and services by creating a cadre of energy professionals by way of bi-annual certification examinations, standards and labelling of end-use equipment and appliances, preparing structured programmes to leverage international financing instruments are also part of the comprehensive strategy.

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