STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Delhi Power Secy Bats for Investments in Renewable Energy

Published: 18th December 2015 11:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2015 11:04 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Referring to the recent Paris Climate Change summit, Delhi government has bated for more investment in research and development in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.            

"Government of India is targeting 175 GW of renewable energy capacity out of which 100 GW will be solar power," Sukesh Kumar Jain, Secretary (Power) said today, as he stressed upon development of domestic manufacturing base in the country.   

Addressing a conference on Renewable energy here organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jain flagged the issue of pricing and encouraged development of technology at cheaper rates so that cost of generation of solar power can be reasonable.     

"Delhi Secretariat will be the first state government Secretariat fully running on Solar Power. 1 MW has already been commissioned and 4 MW will be sanctioned soon.     

"Renewable energy has become an extremely important topic particularly after the recent Paris climate change summit, where it has been agreed that the nations would work towards maintaining global temperature increase to 1.5 degree....which definitely is not an easy goal and it can only be achieved by using clean and renewable energy," he said.   

Jain also highlighted the Delhi government's initiative of odd-even car number to curb the environmental crises in the national capital and requested the city dwellers to give it a try.        

"I request everyone to give Delhi government's odd-even car initiative a try, as it is an initiative to make this city healthy and a better place to live in," he added.  



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp