100 months to prevent climate chaos

Publication - November 15, 2007
I n India the lighting sector accounts for 28% of all the residential electricity consumption, the majority of which is taken up by inefficient lighting options despite more efficient alternatives existing. This is not only a huge waste of energy that is scarce, but also results in the unnecessary emission of millions of tons of carbon dioxide, the biggest contributor to climate change. Further the Power Ministry’s goal to provide ‘adequate, reliable, affordable and quality power to all’ by the year 2012, will exacerbate the issue unless there is mandatory substitution of inefficient lighting with efficient lighting systems. Greenpeace has called for an immediate move towards a progressive legislation to phase out inefficient lighting as an immediate step to increase energy efficiency in the country.

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