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.
UNDP Biomass Project refers to the project titled “Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka”, funded through Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The implementing partner of the project is Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy (MOERE) in Sri Lanka. The responsible parties for actual implementation of the project are Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) and Department of Forests. There are a number of peripheral project partners including Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Plantation Industries, Ministry of Coconut Development, plantation companies and banks. The project agreement between Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and UNDP was signed in July 2013.
The Project goal is “the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuel for thermal energy generation in the Sri Lanka industrial sector”, whereas the objective is “the removal of barriers to the realization of sustainable biomass plantation, increase of market share of biomass energy generation mix and adoption of biomass-based energy technologies in Sri Lanka.” SLSEA is implementing three components of the project: policy institutional support for effective fuel switching using fuel wood, enabling environment for fuel wood suppliers and wood based energy technology development under the said project.
After signing the Agreement with Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy and SLSEA on 19th November 2014, the below mentioned activities have been completed so far by SLSEA.