Introduction to Energy Scenario

The continuous threat of increasing fossil fuel cost and their availability questions the security of continuous energy supply, and it also threats economic growth locally and globally. It is well known that the supply of fossil fuels to Indian sectors is not easy because of its cost and non-availability. It is also known that India is a great importer of fossil fuels. India holds the fourth rank of oil importer and the sixth largest importer of petroleum products globally. So, there is a continuous oscillation of fuel prices and variation in the Indian market in significant sectors.

Hence, it is essential to utilize the available renewable energy sources as much as possible because India can produce trillions of Megawatts from renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, etc. But the installed capacity of renewable energy in India is only 28% of the total installed capacity, and the remaining 78% is from Non-renewable energy sources. If renewable energy is harnessed efficiently from available sources, especially solar, wind, and hydro can reduce the usage of fossil fuels. This reduction leads to strengthening the economic status of India globally. Using renewable sources raises the economic rate and avoids carbon emissions from fossil fuels. The increasing usage of renewable resources can reduce India’s dependence on expensive imported fossil fuels.

To create awareness about New & Renewable Sources of Energy, its various systems and devices among the Engineering College Students, the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) through the Renewable Energy Agency of Pondicherry (REAP) has set up “Energy Club” in Christ College of Engineering and Technology, Puducherry.

Renewable Energy Day Celebration

The National Energy Conservation Day has been celebrated every year on December 14 since 1991. Under the Ministry of Power, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) spearheads the celebrations annually. Celebrating National Energy Conservation Day aims to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.


  • National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated yearly with a unique theme to make some goals and objectives more influential among the people.
  • It is celebrated among people to send messages of the importance of energy conservation in every area of life.
  • To promote energy conservation, organize many programs like discussions, conferences, debates, workshops, and competitions in the country.
  • Encourage people to use less energy rather than excessive and extravagant energy.
  • Encourage people to reduce energy consumption and use it efficiently.

Ultimately, our scientists are engaged in discovering and developing new and alternative energy resources. But it is our duty to understand the importance of energy and become aware of energy conservation. We should always try that we don’t waste energy.