National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated to spread awareness of Energy Conservation among the people of the country. It tells us how important Energy conservation is, in all aspects of our lives.
The conservation of energy is very important and will be beneficial for us as well as our future generations. It is celebrated throughout the country by organizing many programs like seminars, exhibitions, discussions, conferences, debates, etc.
National Energy Conservation Day History
National Energy Conservation Day is observed on December 14, every year. It was first celebrated on December 14, 1991. In 1978 a governmental body was formed to promote energy efficiency and its conservation called Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA).
In 2001, the Energy Conservation (EC) Act was passed. Under the provisions of this act, The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) was formed in 2002, by the Government of India, to make people aware of Energy Conservation and its role in the development of the country.
The BEE sets the policies regarding consumption and use of energy. It operates under the Ministry of Power. Since then every year this day is celebrated and it plays a major role in spreading awareness about the conservation of Energy.
National Energy Conservation Day Importance
There is a lot of significance to this day as it is a good medium to make people aware of the upcoming challenges for us and our future generation as well, regarding climate change and global warming.
India is home to more than 130 crore people. With the growing population, industrialization has also been increasing to fulfil the needs of this population. Our development sectors are flourishing.
To increase industrialization and develop infrastructure, technology plays a key role. Use of technology in almost every sector is a basic requirement in today’s world, which leads to the demand for energy in every aspect.
Energy Efficiency refers to the use of technology that requires less energy to accomplish a task. For instance, use of LED (Light Emitting Diode) or CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light ) bulbs that use less energy instead of incandescent light bulbs.
Using energy in an efficient manner is the only way to conserve it for our upcoming future generations. If we use it properly it will have a good impact on climate as well.
National Energy Conservation Day 2023 Theme
This year National Energy Conservation Day will be celebrated with the theme Empowering Communities, Transforming the World.
From December 8 to December 14 will be celebrated as Energy Conservation Week under the campaign Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, by the Union Ministry of Power.
The painting competition was organized by the Bureau of Energy Conservation on the National level in all 36 States and Union Territories of the country from December 1 to December 10.
This painting competition was held on December 12. The winners of this nationwide competition will be awarded on December 14, on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day.