Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land – Aldo Leopold.
The India Energy Conservation Act was implemented in 2001 by the constitutional body called Energy Efficiency Bureau (BEE) to develop policies and strategies to reduce energy use. The World Energy Conservation Day today encourages discussions, conferences, workshops, debates, and competitions across India to observe the importance of creating a more sustainable world for future generations. One of India’s energy efficiency initiative kick-started is called the UJALA (Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all). This policy is the world’s most extensive zero-subsidy LED bulb program for domestic consumers. It is one example of a successful energy efficiency program designed to help India achieve sustainable development by reducing its carbon footprint.
India is just one of the many examples of how countries are seriously taking part in energy conservation. With the continuous rise in economic development and industrialization, there is a promising increase in the global carbon footprint. With countries participating in the 2015 Paris Agreement, there is still a challenge in solidifying the actions needed to be taken by individual countries for this problem.
What can you do?
While embracing energy-efficient appliances may not provide immediate results as far as climate change is concerned, it impacts future generations. By urgently and fully adopting an energy-efficient lifestyle, the world can build positive momentum towards transforming a global energy system to achieve our sustainable development goals.
- Do not use lights with higher watt where fewer watts are needed.
- Do not keep the temperature of AC under 25 degrees Celsius.
- Stay away from buying low-quality rechargeable machines.
- Do not use the rechargeable machines excessively during extreme load-shedding.
- Do not use the tools in pick hour (before 11 pm) that require excessive electricity (like iron).