India plans to set up 500GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030


India plans to set up 500GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

In what will help India reshape the global energy market dynamics, the country plans to set up 500gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030. This announcement was made by Anand Kumar, secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Tuesday at the 17th meeting of the International Renewables Energy Agency (IRENA) council in Abu Dhabi.

The significant announcement comes in the backdrop of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government running the world’s largest renewable energy programme and plans to achieve 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 as part of its climate commitments. India has an installed renewable energy capacity of around 80GW.

“India would have installed 175GW of RE (renewable energy) capacity by 2022 without taking into account large hydro and 225 GW including large hydro. Read More

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