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India reaches 40 per cent target of power from non-fossil fuel

As per the government, the country’s installed Renewable Energy (RE) capacity today stands at 150.05 GW while its nuclear energy-based installed electricity capacity stands at 6.78 GW.  

Published: 03rd December 2021 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2021 10:18 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to achieve 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 at COP26 Climate Conference, the government on Thursday said it has already achieved 40% of the target. 

The total installed non-fossil fuel based capacity stands at 156.83 GW.

“At COP 21, as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), India had committed to achieving 40% of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself,” informed the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in a press note.

As per the government, the country’s installed Renewable Energy (RE) capacity today stands at 150.05 GW while its nuclear energy-based installed electricity capacity stands at 6.78 GW.  

“This brings the total non-fossil based installed energy capacity to 156.83 GW which is 40.1% of the total installed electricity capacity of 390.8 GW,” reads the press note.

Prime Minister Modi at COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, pledged India will achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. 



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