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2500 government buildings to be fitted with super-efficient ACs for the first time in the country

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The Government has decided to install super-efficient air-conditioners in 2, 500 of its buildings for the first time in the country. Launching the replacement of conventional lights with LED lights in East yesterday, for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, & and Earth Sciences, Dr said that one lakh conventional air conditioners will be replaced by super-efficient that will consume 30% less power and will be environment-friendly.

He said that will adhere to its commitment made in the Agreement on Climate Change. Dr. also said that all automobiles will be converted to electric vehicles, keeping in view the government's commitment to shift to electric mobility by the year 2030.

Over 88 crore LED bulbs have been distributed across India, both by government and private agencies under the Mission Innovation scheme of the Prime Minister, The procurement cost of these bulbs was Rs. 310/- in 2014, whereas it is procured at Rs. 70/- now, the said.

In East Delhi, the municipal agency will replace one lakh street lights and 2, 800 High Mast Lights with LED lights at Zero cost, thereby saving to the tune of 77.97% in comparison to the existing bills.

has committed to install 175 GW of solar, wind and by 2022, reduce emission intensity by 33-35% from its 2005 levels by 2030, create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030 though additional forest and tree cover and produce 40% from non-fossil fuel based resources by 2030.

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First Published: Tue, January 23 2018. 16:40 IST