India’s New Energy Boom
India's renewable energy performance hailed in new global report; The report, which shows only a few countries have started to implement strategies to limit global warming below 2 or even 1.5 degree Celsius.
10 December 2018 (Indian Express)
“…[India's New Energy performance was ranked higer in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019 but] it cautioned against the country's move to build new coal-fired power plants…[because it risks] offsetting positive developments…[India also improved its ranking with comparatively] low levels of per capita greenhouse gas emissions and a relatively ambitious mitigation target for 2030… Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an ambitious goal that India must start generating 40 per cent of its total power from non-fossil fuels by 2030…[and has overseen] ambitious mitigation and adaptation actions…
The ambitious goal of generating 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, and initiatives on smart cities, electric vehicles, energy efficiency initiatives and others have now made India one of the global leaders in climate action…With the achievement of about 72 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2018 out of a targeted 175 GW, India stands at fourth position globally in wind power, sixth in solar power installed capacity, and overall fifth in renewable power…[But the] top three ranks of the CCPI 2019 are still unoccupied because none of the 56 countries or the EU are clearly on a well below 2-degree pathway in their overall performance…” click here for more