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India Halfway Through Its 175 GW Renewable Energy Goal – Mr Javadekar

Power News - Published on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

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Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr Prakash Javadekar said that India has already achieved half of its renewable energy production target. The government plans to achieve 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 as part of its climate commitments. Reportedly, India currently has an installed renewable energy capacity of around 80 gigawatts. Mr Javadekar was addressing the 14th Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida said that "The world did not believe it when we announced our renewable energy target of 175 GW, which will be 40% of our total energy capacity. However, we have already achieved half of our target.”

He added that "We are a party to the Paris Agreement. The commitment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, towards sustainable development, is full and complete. He also played a leading road at the Paris summit.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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