With RE power target well in sight, India on a song at COP24


With RE power target well in sight, India on a song at COP24

At the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) climate talks here, India is walking with its chin held high. The reason: India will easily achieve more than the energy commitments it made at the 2015 Paris conference.

The commitment — one of the three — was that by the year 2030, about 40 per cent of India’s installed energy capacity would be ‘non-fossil fuel’.

Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), who was here as part of the Indian delegation, said that the country today has 73 GW of renewable energy capacity, with another 22 GW under construction. Another 25 GW will be auctioned out soon.

That leaves 55 GW to be achieved by 2022 to meet the 175 GW target, which will be awarded to developers through auctions by March 2020. Read More

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