The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on “Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency” kicks off in Visakhapatnam.
By Belal Khan
All BRICS countries, viz., Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa are participating in the meet.
During the two day deliberations, the member countries will make presentations on measures taken by them in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency.
India will also showcase its efforts in energy saving, energy efficiency, in particular the LED street lighting programme and PAT (Performance Achievement & Trade) programme for Industrial energy efficiency.
Realising that BRICS brings together five major emerging economies and keeping the energy growth scenario of BRICS nations in view, the Working Group on Energy Saving & Energy Efficiency will deliberate on a Work Plan on development of cooperation in energy saving & energy efficiency within BRICS.
During the meeting, a Joint Statement will be agreed upon which will be a guiding tool for the BRICS Working Group on “Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency”.
India has assumed the BRICS chair for 2016 and will accordingly shape and steer the BRICS agenda wherein several sectoral meetings will be hosted across various cities in the country, which apart from being innovative will also serve the purpose of branding India globally.
Consequently, Ministry of Power will host the meeting of the Working Group on “Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency”and will also showcase Energy Saving initiatives in the country.