Lok Sabha passes Energy Conservation Bill to promote non-fossil fuels
- Energy Conservation (Amendment)
Bill, 2022 covers non-fossil fuels such as biomass, ethanol and green hydrogen.
- Power Minister R K Singh calls it “the bill of the future.”
- The bill seeks to promote renewable energy, introducing carbon trading in
AdvertisementA bill seeking to mandate the use of non-fossil energy sources such as biomass, ethanol and green hydrogen was passed by the
Piloting the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, Power Minister R K Singh said "this is the bill for the future," urging members to approve it.
The bill was later passed by the House after rejecting amendments moved by some Opposition members. The Minister said the renewable energy capacity addition in India was fastest in the world.
The Bill provides for penalties for violations by industrial units or vessels, and on manufacturers if a vehicle fails to comply with fuel consumption norms.
"With the energy transition towards renewable energy and
The amendments also seek to promote renewable energy and the development of a domestic carbon market to battle climate change.
It aims to introduce new concepts such as carbon trading and mandate the use of non-fossil sources to ensure faster decarbonisation of the Indian economy and help achieve sustainable development goals in line with the
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