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Title: Energy Efficiency in India: Challenges and Initiatives

Abstract

May 13, 2010 EETD Distinguished Lecture: Ajay Mathur is Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change. As Director General of BEE, Dr. Mathur coordinates the national energy efficiency programme, including the standards and labeling programme for equipment and appliances; the energy conservation building code; the industrial energy efficiency programme, and the DSM programmes in the buildings, lighting, and municipal sectors.

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OSTI Identifier:
987922
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
India, energy efficiency, carbon

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Ajay Mathur. Energy Efficiency in India: Challenges and Initiatives. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Ajay Mathur. Energy Efficiency in India: Challenges and Initiatives. United States.
Ajay Mathur. Thu . "Energy Efficiency in India: Challenges and Initiatives". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987922.
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