- As our understanding about the clean energy sector grows, it becomes clear that unlike in the fossil-fuel-based energy projects, in the renewable energy sector, there is a better synergy between policymakers and the industry.
- Mongabay-India’s 10th Clean Energy Talks webinar examined what India needs to meet its 2030 renewable energy targets.
- India has a target of 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030, which includes 280 GW of solar power and 140 GW of wind power.
In 2015, India announced an ambitious plan of installing 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity. Since then, the targets have only gotten bolder and stronger. India is now eyeing a goal of 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030, which includes 280 GW of solar power and 140 GW of wind power. However, achieving this target brings with it its own set of challenges ranging from land availability and environment impacts to policy challenges and finance.
In the 10th Clean Energy webinar we examined the challenges to India achieving its 450 GW target and explored the steps that are needed to ensure the country continues on the path to achieving its goal.
The panellists included Ulka Kelkar, Director, Climate, World Resources Institute India, Bhargavi S Rao, Director (Research), Centre for Financial Accountability and Vivek P Adhia, India Country Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities. The webinar was moderated by Mayank Aggarwal, Contributing Editor, Mongabay-India.
In the webinar we discussed what is needed for the rapid growth of the sector and answered questions about whether these challenges can be addressed by pointed interventions by stakeholders, including the government.
This was the tenth and final webinar in Mongabay-India’s series of talks on clean energy featuring industry specialists, researchers and senior environment journalists. You can watch our previous Clean Energy Talks on our YouTube channel.
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Banner image: Windfarms in Tamil Nadu. Photo by Narayana Swamy Subbraman/Mongabay.