Emission reduction of 28% over 2005 levels, against the target of 35% by 2030 already achieved by India

Source: PIB

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Recently, the ‘INDIA-ISA Energy Transition Dialogue 2021’ was organized by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). While addressing the keynote address, the Union minister highlighted major achievements of India in the field of energy efficiency and transition.

India’s Achievements
  • India has achieved an emission reduction of 28% over 2005 levels, against the target of 35% by 2030 committed in its NDC (Nationally determined contributions)
  • India is among one of the few countries globally which have kept to its Paris Climate Change (COP21) commitments along with an exponential increase in renewable energy capacity.
  • It is anticipated that by 2050, 80-85% of India’s overall power capacity will come from renewables.
  • The Indian Power Sector achieved the milestone of 100 GW of installed Renewable Energy Capacity.
  • 38.5% of India’s installed power generation capacity is based on clean renewable energy sources.
  • India stands at 4th position in the world in terms of installed RE capacity, 5th in Solar, and 4th in Wind energy capacity.
  • Dedicated Green Energy Corridors initiated by the MNRE making it easier for renewable energy developers to avail grid connectivity.

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