Jyoti Mukul / New Delhi June 23, 2009, 1:08 IST

Soon, there will be an energy efficiency company

Sudha Nambudiri

KOCHI: It might not be long before energy accounting comes to State. Following the directive from the Union Ministry of Power to the States to introduce star- labelling, on a five-star scale, in commercial buildings and flats, an Energy Credit Card and starrating system is to be introduced to monitor energy consumption of buildings and industries.

Hyderabad: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has proposed to establish systems and procedures to measure, monitor and verify energy efficiency results in individual sectors and make them mandatory.

The European Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have set new standards for office appliances which could save the equivalent of one year electricity consumption in Ireland.

Chennai: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will increase its clean energy investments to $2 billion a year from a previous target of $1 billion, in a bid to accelerate low carbon growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region.

M. Soundariya Preetha

COIMBATORE: At least 20 pumpset manufacturers here are expected to register shortly for the standards and labelling programme of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

Chu launched the "Low Carbon Communities of the Americas" program at an event on energy and climate change that was put together after presidents at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in April agreed to collaborate more on green energy issues.

Green is in as Indian corporates race to compete for a share of the fast-growing Rs 35,250-crore global market for climate-friendly technology and carbon credits

Sushmi Dey NEW DELHI

THIS may well turn out to be a desi version of carbon trading. The power ministry is planning to lay down energy benchmarks for nine energyintensive industrial sectors, including thermal power, cement, iron & steel, railways and fertilisers, an official said.

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday sought to increase incentives for nuclear power and energy efficiency in a measure that would require utilities to generate a certain amount of electricity from renewable sources.

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