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

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

So, 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 though their sister organization called the India-based Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE), released the State Energy Efficiency Index. Or as we know it the Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

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

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Source: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Creators of the Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director