When is National Energy Conservation Day celebrated?
Every year, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Union ministry of power observes December 14 as the National Energy Conservation Day. This is done to shine light upon India’s contribution to energy conservation and steps taken towards becoming an energy-efficient country.
What is energy conservation?
Energy conservation refers to any activity that leads to the use of less energy. Conserving energy may be as simple as turning off lights when leaving a room and recycling aluminum cans.
It differs from the word “energy efficiency,” which refers to the use of technology that uses less energy to accomplish the same task. Scientists demonstrate energy efficiency by using a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) or Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) light bulb that uses less energy to create the same amount of light as an incandescent light bulb.
History of National Energy Conservation Day
The BEE implemented the India Energy Conservation Act in 2001. BEE is a constitutional body that helps the government of India in the development of policies and strategies to reduce the use of energy.
Every year, a large number of events such as discussions, conferences, debates, workshops, and competitions, etc take place across the country. These events take place to celebrate the day.
Significance of this day
BEE uses the occasion to spread awareness amongst the people regarding energy efficiency and the need to go green. The bureau urges the masses to be energy conscious and practice energy conservation by being vigilant in their surroundings.
Why does the BEE celebrate it?
The BEE implemented The Energy Conservation Act in India in 2001 and aims at raising awareness among the general public about the importance of conservation and energy efficiency.
Another objective of this day is to showcase India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation to the common masses.
Energy Conservation means using the available resources judiciously and/or preventing wastage of energy through efficient methods.
The aim is to promote the process of energy conservation, organizing many programs like discussions, conferences, debates, workshops, and competitions in the whole country.
National Energy Conservation Award
Giving out the National Energy Conservation Award marks the special occasion. The government does it to recognize organizations and industrial units for achieving energy utilization and conservation targets.
The award ceremony started in 1991. The eminent dignitaries of the Government of India give out the annual award tradition. They give it to industries, buildings, transport institutions, and appliances sectors. The award function takes place every year at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.