Strategy for Energy Conservation in India

By: Pradeep Chaturvedi & Shalini Joshi (Eds.)

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Energy Conservation is gaining significance in the Indian context as the governments efforts over the last five years to encourage private and foreign investments in the power sector has not brought in desired results. Government has planned additional capacity as well as energy conservation as two pronged approach to fulfil the energy needs of the growing economy during the Eighth Five Year Plan. The thrust, however, had shifted towards promoting higher capacity installation, and therefore, the energy conservation sector was neglected. Midway of the Eight Five Year Plan When it was observed that foreign and private investments were not coming forward at the desired pace, concern was expressed about conservation efforts. Monitoring and evaluation of national programmes obviously comes through professional and social organizations. The Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and the Institution of Engineers (India) organized a National workshop on Energy Conservation during September 1995 involving policy-makers, industrialists, energy experts and economists to discuss the impact and to decide on future approach for effective energy conservation method. The Participants strongly supported the need for privatizing energy conservation in the country as the investment required for energy conservation is far less than for additional capacities. The key to future cost-effective energy supply system lies in consideration of the final energy rather than the primary needs of the country. In this respect energy efficiency also has to be focused. India needs, to develop a three-tiered conservation strategy; first tier will include good management practices and proper house keeping; the second tier will include moderate technology interventions and the third tier will include total changes in equipment, technology and processes. The movement can only catch on if the measures suggested are within the investment capabilities of the user industries and the capital market. A need was also felt to focus attention on the energy producing sector which has its own technical and financial capability. The book is a compendium of paper presented at the workshop. Printed Pages: 185.

Title: Strategy for Energy Conservation in India

Author Name: Pradeep Chaturvedi & Shalini Joshi (Eds.)

Categories: India, Energy,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 1997

ISBN: 8170226430

ISBN 13: 9788170226437

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701174

Keywords: Strategy for Energy Conservation in India Pradeep Chaturvedi & Shalini Joshi (Eds.)