The Centre has advised State Governments and power utilities to adopt energy conservation measures as there is potential to improve efficiencies.

New Delhi: Residents of north and northwest Delhi will finally be able to purchase energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) for Rs 15.

Consumers in Delhi's Mongolpuri area will be the first to make use of the new ‘Bachat Lamp Yojana' scheme that offers a limited number of energy-efficient bulbs at subsidised rates.

Processing at source may be made mandatory
Kerala may be in for stringent legislation on waste management as waste remains a major environmental and health hazard in the State.

The Legislature Committee on Environment recommended in its report submitted early this year that law should be brought to make waste processing mandatory at the source itself. Housing colonies, hotels and restaurants, resorts, hospitals, hostels, slaughterhouses, and markets should not be allowed to function if they failed to treat their waste.

The high mercury content in compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) notwithstanding, more awful for the residents in this part of Punjab is the increasing number of thermal plants.

India has no law to mandate manufacturers to cap mercury level in lamps

The MoU with see the two companies collaborate and explore avenues to demonstrate and promote energy efficiency using the next generation LED lighting. “The scope of the association will also involve conducting field trials of various LED-based lighting options, including street lights at select locations and making LED products available at competitive prices for BRPL customers in South Delhi and West Delhi,” said BRPL Chief Executive Officer Gopal Saxena.

At least 10 lakh houses in rural areas of the country have come under solar energy, official sources said.

Bhubaneswar: The Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) implemented by the Centre 30 months ago to save electricity during peak hours, has remained a non-starter in Odisha.

CFLs use less energy than the conventional incandescent lamps reducing the mercury (Hg) emissions associated with generating the energy to power conventional lamps.