India needs renewable energy policy to achieve 175 GW solar capacity by 2022: CSE


India needs renewable energy policy to achieve 175 GW solar capacity by 2022: CSE

India would fall short of the government’s target of achieving 175 GW of solar capacity by 2022, city-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said on Monday.

CSE Director General Sunita Narain said this at a national conference where she released a report titled the “State of Renewable Energy in India 2019“.

Emphasising the need for a renewable energy policy to meet the needs of the poorest people in the country, she said there were several challenges like air pollution, climate change and lack of clean fuel for cooking for which renewable energy was essential.

“We believe that India needs a renewable energy policy that is less about industry and more about ensuring supply to meet the needs of the poorest in the country. Read More

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