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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:18

PM Modi at Davos: India making rapid strides in renewable energy

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India is making rapid strides in the renewable energy arena and has successfully met a large part of its green energy generation targets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his speech at the opening session of the 2018 World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland.

"To save the environment and to fight climate change, my government has planned a major campaign. By 2022, we want to generate 175 GW of renewable energy. In the last three years, we have already achieved 60 GW or around one-third of this target," he said.

Modi also said India had taken the lead in fighting climate change by setting up the International Solar Alliance - a global grouping of more than 121 countries, most of them being sunshine countries, which fall either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The grouping's aim is to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to cut dependence on fossil fuels.

Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister in two decades to join the world's top business leaders in the Swiss resort town of Davos.

Modi said climate change was among the gravest threats being faced by the humanity. "Extreme weather conditions are rising by the day and the world should come together. Climate change is major threat right now, snow in the Arctic is melting, many islands are sinking or are about to sink," he said.

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  • News Section: Other Renewable Energy
  • Month: January
  • Year: 2018
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