500GW renewable energy capacity by 2030

The Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in his address at the Global Clean Energy Acceleration Forum in USA, exuded confidence that by 2030 India will achieve the goal of 500GW non-fossil energy capacity. This implies that the country will be switching over to renewable sources to meet 50% of its energy requirements, reducing the gross carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes. Consequently, India shall bring down the carbon intensity of the economy by 45% from the levels in 2005.  He was optimistic that India will achieve the net zero emissions target by 2070.

“India is continually working towards transforming the energy landscape of the country with significant clean energy share,” Singh commented. The Minister also shared that a pilot plant of 10 tons per day capacity with integrated enzyme production is being set up at Panipat in Haryana, which will be commissioned by December 2022. This will be the first indigenous technology being used for on-site enzyme production. He added that Indian Oil Corporation Ltd will be supplying this indigenous enzyme to a commercial 2G ethanol plant of 100 KL/day. The plant is expected to be commissioned by the second quarter of 2024.

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