Economy

‘Target 50% power from renewables’

Piyush Goyal. File

Piyush Goyal. File   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said India should strive for 50% of its power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2030 on the back of technological advancements in solar and wind energy.

“With technological advancements in solar power and large turbines in wind energy, the country should strive for 50% generation capacity from renewable sources by 2030,” Mr. Goyal said while addressing the seventh Indian Energy Congress.

He further said India is the first major country which is fast transitioning into a new era of carbon-free energy for its citizens.

The Minister also said the country is set to exceed the target of 175 GW in renewable energy and touch 200 GW by 2022.

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