In order to decrease the usage of energy derived from fossil fuels, the Rajya Sabha has approved a Bill to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Earlier, in August 2022, the Lok Sabha approved the bill. The Energy Conservation Act of 2001 is being amended by the proposed bill. It encourages energy saving and efficiency. The Centre is given authority under the Bill to define a carbon credit trading programme. The law also states that certain users may be forced to obtain a certain percentage of their energy from non-fossil sources. Office and residential buildings with a connected load of 100 kW or more are subject to the building energy conservation code.
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh said that it is a matter of pride for all the citizens, the way India has moved on energy transition and enhanced its renewable energy capacity. He said the Energy Ministers of various countries who have visited India are impressed with the progress in renewable the energy sector.