India’s new scorecard shows states are stepping ahead on energy efficiency

In India last week, ACEEE’s sister organization released the first-ever scorecard to track the energy efficiency efforts of India’s 29 states and capital, Delhi – a step forward for the country.

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India has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. This growth makes energy efficiency necessary for balancing energy demand and supply, keeping power system capital requirements affordable, and expanding electricity access to all villages. In ACEEE’s recent International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, India ranked 15th out of 25 major economies, indicating substantial room for improvement.

While India’s central government has often led on efficiency initiatives, it has encouraged Indian states to get more involved in recent years. On August 1, our sister organization, the India-based Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE), released the State Energy Efficiency Index.

This Index, based loosely on ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, rates all 30 Indian states and territories in six areas – buildings, industry, municipalities, transport, agriculture/distribution companies, and cross sector. It has four goals: (1) help drive state and local energy efficiency policies and program implementation; (2) highlight best practices and encourage healthy competition among states; (3) track progress in managing India’s energy footprint; and (4) set a baseline for efficiency efforts and state-specific targets…

To continue reading the blog post, visit: http://www2.aceee.org/e/310911/a-s-new-scorecard-shows-states/39v1zd/178582615

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy aceee.org

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director

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