To change the bulbs in the 60-foot-high ceiling lights of Buckingham Palace

The State Government has sanctioned 14.5 lakh new electricity connections in the past three years, according to an official spokesperson.

At least seven Assembly constituencies have achieved the target of total electrification.

Eighty more constituencies are aiming to achieve the target, which is under various stages of implementation.

With lifting of the model code of conduct, the state electricity board has decided to resume distribution of the energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), which are being supplied to the domestic consumers free of cost.

Two local companies that assemble quality energy saving lights are threatened with imported substandard and low-cost bulbs, which reportedly fall short of saving energy to the expected extent, amid a recent rise in demand for such bulbs.

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The World Bank is supporting the Government initiative to increase rural people's access to electricity through the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED) Project as the Government is relying upon renewable energy options to provide electricity in remote areas where grid expansion is either too expensive or not possible now.

Faced with a deep energy crisis due to gas shortage that cannot be overcome overnight, the government considers importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), increasing efficiency of bulk gas users to reduce demands and setting standards to promote energy efficient electrical equipment, says Dr Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, energy adviser to the prime minister.

LUCKNOW: Invariably, it costs between Rs 80 and Rs 100. But how about a CFL worth Rs 15? That could be a possibility in case the power companies from Uttar Pradesh government make a serious representation before the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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In the name of Bescom the 'salesman' has been offering special discounts on CFL bulbs manufactured by an Indian firm 'Wimco'.

People always fall for discounts and assured returns. And even better, if it helps to save power as well. But beware, do not fall for the charming salesman who speaks on the power saving drive carried out by Bescom offering discounts on CFL bulbs.