Energy is a key driver of economic progress, and adequate supply of energy is critical for economic growth. However, the dwindling natural energy resources and the environmental concerns like climate change raise serious challenges in the sustainability of the traditional energy basket. New & renewable energy resources are definitely the future of energy, but perhaps a few more years may be needed before they can be a serious replacement for conventional energy resources. It is clear that promotion of energy efficiency and energy conservation is the least cost option to enhance energy supply and to achieve competitiveness.
Despite the increasing public interest, there still exists a considerable gap in awareness on energy efficiency and conservation. It was with the very objective of bridging this gap, BPCL Kochi Refinery had formed the Encon clubs in colleges and schools across Kerala. I am happy to note that our Encon clubs have been very successful, in fulfilling this objective. However, as the famous poet Robert Frost said, there are miles to go… before we can be content with our achievements.
An exclusive web site for the Encon clubs is yet another milestone in our short and eventful journey. I am sure this web site shall further synergize the Encon club activities and act as a good information source on energy and environmental matters. I request all Encon club members to make the best use of this web site in taking our objectives forward.