Energy Conservation (Amendment ) Bill, 2022 introduced in Lok Sabha

The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The amendment bill seeks to mandate the use of non-fossil fuel sources, including green hydrogen, green ammonia, biomass and ethanol, for energy and feedstock. It also proposes to establish carbon markets. Further, the amendment bill proposes to enhance the scope of the Energy Conservation Building Code, and bring large residential buildings within the ambit of the energy conservation regime. In addition, the bill seeks to amend the penalty provisions and empower the state electricity regulatory commissions to make regulations for the smooth discharge of their functions.