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Committee on energy efficiency, low carbon technologies to be set up: Union power minister

Union power minister R K Singh on Thursday said a committee will be set up having members from all relevant ministries for implementation of the roadmap on energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.

According to the power ministry, Singh chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of various energy efficiency programmes and the preparedness for Climate Change Actions in the country through videoconferencing on Thursday.

The purpose of this high-level meeting was to discuss activities in the field of energy efficiency across all the sectors of the economy with the objective of reducing CO2 emissions.

“A Committee/Group to be set up having members from all relevant ministries for implementation of the Roadmap on Energy Efficiency and low carbon technologies,” he said.

The minister said a concerted push for renewables is already underway and a detailed action plan will be developed to identify potential areas.

Singh directed to keep the focus on sectors with the highest emissions intensity such as Transport, MSMEs and power plants.

Source
ET Energy World
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