Energy Tip
of the Day!

Energy star rated compact fluorescent Lamp (CFL) should be the choice in household lighting applications From the extraordinary Gazette notification No. 1611/10 of July 22,2099, the display of the Energy Label  on every CFL was made mandatory. The energy label consists of star rating which varies from  1 star   to 5star higher the number of the star greater the energy efficiency of the CFL. Accordingly CFLs having an energy label with 5 star are  most energy efficient compared to the  CFLs having 1star to  4star rating. By repacking a 1star CFL with 5star CFL with 5-7 watts lower in wattage the same light out put can be gained. Purchasing a CFL with 5 star rating about 5-7 watts  can be cut down At present LED Lamp technology has improved rapidly end in parallel the price of LED lamps have come down to  an affordable Scale for the domestic consumer. Sri Lanka has already introduced performance stety and Minimum Energy performance  standers (MEPS) for LED Lamps introduce for which satisfy MEPS.

Energy and Environment Course for Journalists

Energy and Environment Course for Journalists

Media is one powerful tool that can be used to effectively distribute knowledge/create awareness among citizens. In Sri Lanka, there are very few journalists specializing in a given sector. In the field of energy and environment, there is a deficiency of knowledge among all. Due to this, Sri Lankan citizens are deprived of an authentic dialogue on energy related topics.

Therefore a programme is developed to import energy knowledge on journalists covering the energy/environment areas. The first phase of the programme was completed recently and seventeen journalists successfully completed the programme. As an outcome of the programme, twenty newspaper articles were published in the leading papers like Silumina, Divayina, Vidusara and in electronic media like Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation by the programme participants.

The second phase of the programme was launched at BMICH, on 3rd May 2017 with the distinguished participation of Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Minister of the Power and Renewable Energy.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 08:30