New Publication on High Impact Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in India

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Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency has released a new publication, High Impact Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in India, which describes four High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) for making improvements in energy efficiency in India in the residential, industrial and agricultural sectors.

These HIOs are expected to play an important role in the short (until 2020) and medium terms (2020-2030), and the report provides a situational analysis of the sectors, the goals that will be achieved by each of the selected HIOs, and an implementation plan to encourage and enable these HIOs through policy initiatives, regulatory measures and economic instruments.

The HIOs have been identified based on the potential for improvements in energy efficiency that were estimated using a model-based form of assessment. Besides this model-based assessment, HIO identification has involved stakeholder consultation and expert opinions on the potential for scaling up a technology option based on its technological maturity level and its contribution to Sustainable Energy for All’s objectives regarding energy access, improving energy efficiency and encouraging renewable forms of energy.

This study is part of the Copenhagen Centre’s efforts to build capacity and provide a platform for analytical work on HIOs in India. It is being implemented with the help of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), New Delhi, in partnership with the International Management Institute (IMI) at Kolkata and the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) in Bhopal.

The other two reports published on India, which are part of the India Energy Efficiency report series, are: Good Practice and Success Stories on Energy Efficiency in India, and Enhancing Energy Efficiency in India: Assessment of Sectoral Potentials.
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