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Benefit consumers who make an effort to save energy
Fluorescent lamps campaign had paid off: Sheila
NEW DELHI: With various energy-saving initiatives already in place, the Delhi Government is now looking forward to implementing a pilot scheme of carbon credit accumulation that will provide indirect cost relief to consumers.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said the scheme would benefit consumers who make an effort to save energy and use power-efficient appliances.
Ms. Dikshit was speaking at a two-day national seminar on “Energy for sustainable infrastructure development and lifestyle” organised by Consulting Engineers’ Association of India.
Referring to the initiatives taken by the State Government towards conserving energy, Ms. Dikshit said the programme to popularise energy-efficient equipment like compact fluorescent lamps had paid off.
“With new power plants coming up at Rithala, Bawana, Bamnauli and Jhajjar, Delhi can look forward to improved power supply in the coming days. The Delhi Government has set up an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre to coordinate efforts of energy conservation. Consulting engineers can help in further saving energy by designing and constructing energy efficient green buildings,” the Chief Minister said.
She urged the CEAI to help in ensuring timely completion of the ongoing Commonwealth Games projects including flyovers, bridges, stadiums, transport connectivity including parking facilities, improvement and widening of roads and augmentation of power and water services.
CEAI president K. K. Kapil said the Delhi Government should now focus attention on promotion of light-emitting diode bulbs, energy-efficient tube lights, electronic chokes and installation of pre-paid meters in government buildings to check wastage.
“More than 200 consulting engineers and energy experts discussed and deliberated on the means to create awareness among developers, builders, civil engineers and energy consultants about emerging energy technologies, climate security and use of new and renewable sources,” he said.
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