India’s clean energy targets way ahead of others: UN official


In this age of global warming, it has become a need of the time to shift our dependence from oil, coal and natural gas for power supply to wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy sources.

India targets 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW of solar, 60 GW of wind power, 10 GW of biomass-fired power and 5 GW of small hydro power.

“We believe that India can lead the world. Your (India’s) targets here and some of the progress you are making here is way ahead of UN global targets. But of course, there is a lot more work to do,” United Nations Under Secretary General and CEO for ‘SE4ALL’ initiative, Kandeh K Yumkella, said.

Commenting on the ties with UN on clean energy, Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Minister Mr Piyush Goyal said, “I think this partnership of UN with India will certainly lead India to become world leader in the sphere of clean and affordable energy for all.”

The future is green, sustainability, and renewable energy.