India reaches non-fossil fuel milestone much ahead of 2030 deadline

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jan 05, 2022, 10:08 PM(IST)

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In the last 7.5 years, India has shown a tremendous rate of growth and has added maximum capacity for renewable energy among large economies

In a major crossing of a milestone, India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has said that India has achieved its non-fossil fuel-based energy target, something that was to be completed by 2030

“At COP-21, as part of its NDCs, India had committed to achieving 40 per cent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself,” MNRE said in a statement released last month

The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) with total non-fossil based installed energy capacity was 157.32 gigawatts (GW). This is 40.1 per cent of the total installed energy capacity of 392.01 GW

In the last 7.5 years, India has shown a tremendous rate of growth and has added maximum capacity for renewable energy among large economies.

As per REN21 Renewables 2020 Global Status Report, there was a total investment of USD 64.4 billion in India's renewable energy programmes and projects. USD 11.2 billion were invested in the year 2019 alone.

Government data shows that India's non-conventional energy sector received USD 7.27 billion through foreign direct investment from the year 2014-15 up to June 2021. Out of this, FDI of USD 797.21 million trickled in during 2020-21.
 

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