India Ups Renewable Pledges Under Paris Climate Agreement

Nov. 13, 2019, 3:37 PM

Renewable energy will account for 55% of India’s energy mix by 2030, an increase from the 40% the country pledged under the Paris climate agreement, according to Power Minister R.K. Singh.

India also plans to overshoot its target of 175 gigawatts of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022, and reach more than 200 gigawatts that year, Singh said at a meeting of energy ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on Nov. 11 in Brasilia.

India recently decided to reclassify big hydroelectric projects as renewable sources, a change that will help it reach the increased capacity growth. ...

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