India Sees Boosting Green Power by 2030, Overtaking Climate Goal


India Sees Boosting Green Power by 2030, Overtaking Climate Goal

Solar and wind energy projects may constitute over half of India’s total power capacity by 2030, according to a draft report by the country’s power-planning body, which sees the country surpassing its climate goals

Solar and wind projects are seen constituting 440 gigawatts of capacity out of the projected 831 gigawatts in more than a decade, the Central Electricity Authority said in the report Monday. All non-fossil fuel sources will form 65% of the total installed capacity and contribute around 48% of gross electricity generation. The share of coal in overall capacity is likely to drop to a third from about 56% now. Still, the polluting fuel will continue to produce half of the country’s electricity by 2030, compared with about 72% now. Read more

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