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23 heads of state hail International Solar Alliance

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15/03/2018

Heads of the states from 23 nations have hailed the efforts of International Solar Alliance (ISA) at its founding summit in the capital for providing them a common platform to work towards achieving the ambitious targets for clean energy.

These heads of state underlined the importance of clean energy in coming day, particularly for developing countries who want to save huge fuel cost and vying for cleaner planet in future.

While addressing at the ISA Summit here, President of Seychelles Danny Antoine said the nation has planned to have 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050 despite the fact that it is an island nation.

Other countries also unveiled plans to have substantial share of renewables like solar and wind power in their energy mix and hailed the ISA, which would help to reduce carbon foot print in the coming days in view of climate change.

President of Niger Issoufou Mahamadou said that Niger is one of the first countries to sign the ISA agreement because no development is possible without access to electricity.

He said that 12 per cent population in the urban areas in his country have access to energy, while the proportion is just one per cent in rural areas.

He stressed on the need for technology transfer and finance for developing countries to adopt clean energy systems.

Echoing similar views Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid said his country is one of the worst sufferer of cyclones and draughts and strongly believes that development of renewables is necessary for developing country with growing demand for energy.

He said that Bangladesh is eyeing 10 per cent share of renewables in his country's energy mix by 2021 and hoped that the ISA would widen its members base with more convenient transfer of technology in clean energy.

President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said that his country would increase the share of renewable in the energy mix from existing five per cent to 38 per cent in coming days, which would pose a big challenge for us.

 

Governor General of Australia Peter Cosgrove said that his country wants to establish a centre of excellence which would be basically a web portal to help interested parties for technology transfer in clean energy segment.

He talked about Australia's advanced research in clean energy segment, particularly rooftop solar and said that it wants other nations to develop clean technologies.

All heads of the states hailed the ISA which is headquartered in Gurugram and an initiative of India to promote solar energy in the nations falling between tropic of cancer and capricorn.

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  • News Section: Solar Energy News
  • Month: March
  • Year: 2018
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