Lahore—Taking unprecedented initiative to bridge supply and demand gap by implementing energy conservation policy during the ongoing energy crisis in the country, Pakistan Electric Power Company (P

Direct cool refrigerators, geysers and colour televisions will be next in the list of appliances for which energy efficiency labelling is to be made mandatory by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a body under the Union Ministry of Power.

These three are among 10 appliances for which energy efficiency rating norms, denoted by stars, are voluntary. More stars meant more energy efficiency. Such labelling is mandatory for air-conditioners, frost-free refrigerators, distribution transformers and tubular fluorescent lights.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a statutory body under the Union ministry of power, is planning to save 2,308 Mw of energy worth around Rs 11,540 crore during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) by mandating the labelling of electronic products. Of this, 400 Mw, worth Rs 2,000 crore, is expected to be saved from the air-conditioners segment.

The central government has already mandated four products – split air-conditioners, fluorescent lamps, transformers and frost-free refrigerators – under the energy efficiency star-labelling to reduce energy consumption, and identified 10 products on a voluntary basis.

Kerala State Industrial Enterprises (KSIE), a public sector unit, will tie up with the UN to spearhead a major drive aimed at reducing the State's carbon footprint.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency plans to add more products under the mandatory energy efficiency labelling drive bringing in water heaters, direct cool refrigerators and television sets.

A solar photovoltaic (SPV) lantern (Solar lantern) is a lighting system consisting of a lamp, battery and electronics, all placed in a suitable housing, made of metal or plastic or fiber glass, and a photovoltaic (PV) module. Electricity generated by PV module charges the battery.

Reeling under a severe power crunch, the Tamil Nadu Government has drawn up plans to encourage energy efficient systems using solar and other forms of energy in the coming months.

A prize-winning, super-energy-saving LED bulb from Dutch electronics giant Philips said to last over 20 years went on sale on Sunday to coincide with Earth Day.

If you think nothing good can come out of the scorching summer heat, think again.

CFLs replace 1,799 bulbs, 76 streetlights installed. Bibipur, a small hamlet in the district, has hit a new milestone with a larger awareness and proper use of solar energy in the village.