RK Singh Introduces The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill In The Rajya Sabha

R.K. Singh, the minister of new and renewable energy, introduced the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

By Vignesh K, December 09, 2022 16:54 IST

R.K. Singh, the minister of new and renewable energy, introduced the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha. According to the Minister, 42% of all energy production comes from non-fossil fuels. The Bill measure wants to meet the change.
 
'We get hydrogen for petroleum refinery from natural gas. The goal is to substitute natural gas. Utilizing green hydrogen gas will reduce carbon emissions. We import both natural gas and ammonia, which we use to create ammonia. We want to replace that with green hydrogen. This is why this measure is necessary so that we may switch the feedstock,' according to Mr. Singh.
 
He claimed that the construction industry has room for energy efficiency. With regard to massive multi-story buildings. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi conveyed his support for the bill. But he acknowledged there were some issues and inconsistencies with the government's strategy.
 
“The bill brings building codes for non-fossil fuel-based construction. It expands the extent of carbon footprint emanation. It creates agencies for issuing carbon credit certificates,” Mr. Singhvi said.
 
He continued by saying it went against government policy because taxes had been raised and clean energy subsidies are cut.
 
“I understand that you want to reduce the import of solar panels from China. And for which you have increased import duty. But are you aware that many manufacturers import solar panel parts from China. It will not make India self-reliant,” Mr. Singhvi said.

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