Posts Tagged ‘energy conservation’

Cabinet is Expected to Allow Trading of Energy Units Saved

On the lines of sale of carbon credits by 9 power-intensive sectors, under the clean development mechanism, the Cabinet is expected to discuss a proposal in order to allow trading of energy units saved.

However, saving of an energy unit is to achieve the targeted production by consuming energy lesser than the prescribed level while the saved units can be sold to those who consume more energy than the norm.

Meanwhile, the proposal by the Power Ministry will require amendments to the Energy Conservation Act of 2001 whereas if the amendment goes through, the companies in power, steel, cement, fertilizer and five other sectors will be able to trade energy units saved.

Further, it is said that this would be a tad different from sales of carbon credits under the CDM, wherein a certificate of efficiency is issued to companies on the basis of overall energy conservation.

On the other hand, the proposal suggests reduction in the threshold limit of minimum load for buildings/offices to 100-kw from the existing 500-kw to bring in more commerce buildings and offices under the purview of the Energy Conservation Act.

India on way to Become 3rd Largest Steel Producer by 2013.

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The capacity expansions being carried out by various steel majors and the increase in crude steel production has pushed up India’s ranking to the fifth largest crude steel producer in the world.

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However, during the financial year 2008-2009, India produced 55 million tonne of steel and became the fifth largest steel producer stated Goutam Kumar Basak, Executive Secretary of the Joint Plant Committee (JPC) constituted by the Government of India.

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Additionally, as per the data available with JPC they have produced 22.14 million tonnes of steel during April-August this year, a jump by 6.6% compared to the figure of corresponding period last year.

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The capacity expansions being carried out by various steel majors and the increase in crude steel production has pushed up India’s ranking to the fifth largest crude steel producer in the world.

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Moreover, he expressed assurance that the steel sector would produce 60 million tonne steel this financial year.

On the other hand, China, which produced 501 million tonnes last year, was the leading steel producers in the world followed by Japan(119 million tonnes), USA (91 Million tonnes), Russia (69 Million tonnes).

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India, which had earlier set itself the target of becoming the world’s third largest steel producer by 2013, is also aiming to produce 124 mt of steel by 2011-12, as per the 11Th five year plan.

Going by the production of steel in the country so far, India is on its way to become the third largest steel producer in the world very soon.

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