The Lok Sabha on Monday approved a measure that will require the use of non-fossil energy sources including biomass, ethanol, and green hydrogen.
Power Minister R K Singh introduced the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Law, 2022, claiming that it was "the bill for the future" and pleading with the MPs to pass it.
After the House rejected various modifications proposed by members of the opposition, the bill was ultimately enacted.
According to the Minister, the country is adding renewable energy capacity at the quickest rate in the world.
The Bill imposes fines on manufacturers if a vehicle does not adhere to fuel consumption standards as well as penalties for infractions by industrial units or boats.
According to the Bill's Statement of Objects and Reasons, with the passage of time and in the context of the energy transition with particular focus on the promotion of new and renewable energy and National Green Hydrogen Mission, a need has arisen to further amend the said Act to facilitate the achievement of 'Panchamrit' as five nectar elements presented by India in Conference of Parties -26 in Glasgow last year.
The modifications also aim to encourage the use of renewable energy sources and the creation of a local carbon market.
In order to enable a quicker decarbonization of the Indian economy and support the achievement of sustainable development goals in line with the Paris Agreement, it also aims to introduce novel ideas such as carbon trading and require the use of non-fossil sources.
The vehicle that will be presented at this occasion will be a hybrid Toyota Corolla, which is already available for purchase in countries like Brazil where the design has been modified to operate on ethanol-blended gasoline.More
According to the plan, the state government would establish "Dholera Semicon City" close to Ahmedabad, where qualified projects will receive subsidies for establishing manufacturing facilities.More
The app and online page will give drivers on the go real-time information about the closest active charging stations that are close by on their journey, according to individuals with knowledge of the latest developments.More
The directive said that when the offence is reported by enforcement agencies after three consecutive violations of the bus lane discipline, DTO would be the licencing authority to either disqualify or revoke the driving licence of errant drivers.More