In a bid to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy, the Indian government has announced its plan to increase the share of renewable energy to 60 percent at major ports across the country.
The move comes as part of the country’s efforts to achieve its target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. With this new initiative, major ports in India will significantly reduce their dependence on non-renewable sources of energy, which will help in reducing the country’s carbon footprint.
The plan will be implemented through a mix of solar, wind, and hybrid energy sources, and is expected to help in reducing carbon emissions by approximately 45,000 tonnes per year. Additionally, the increased use of renewable energy at ports will also reduce operational costs for port authorities, making them more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, announced the initiative and said that the government is committed to promoting clean energy in the country. “This move will not only help in reducing the carbon footprint but will also make our ports more sustainable and efficient. We will continue to take such steps to make India a global leader in clean energy,” he said.
The government will provide necessary support and incentives to encourage the adoption of renewable energy sources at major ports across the country. The initiative is expected to create job opportunities and boost the renewable energy sector in the country.
India is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and this move is a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable development. The government’s commitment to clean energy is expected to have a positive impact on the country’s overall energy mix and contribute towards the fight against climate change.