New Delhi: India marks 14 December as National Energy Conservation Day in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of energy conservation. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the ministry of power, marks the day by organising several events to stress on the need for efficient use of energy and how it can benefit both present and future generations.
The National Energy Conservation Day also highlights the achievements of the country in the fields of energy efficiency and conservation, as well as the ways in which India is working to mitigate the impact of climate change.
A constitutional body which comes under the Centre, the BEE helps in the development of policies and making strategies for reducing inefficient use of energy. The Energy Conservation Act in the country was also passed in 2001, to raise awareness about the need to make sustainable use of energy among citizens and curb unnecessary energy consumption.
National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated to create awareness about the need for energy conservation among people. The day also highlights measures in which ordinary people can come together and lessen their energy consumption.