India is One of the Top 10 Nations on Climate Change Performance Index: RK Singh

Singh highlighted the importance of energy conservation in the country’s sustainable development approach. He emphasized the need for taking measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to minimize the adverse impact of climate change

December 16, 2019. By News Bureau

India is among the top 10 nations as per the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) which is based factors like renewable power and energy use efficiency, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh has believed. This entry into the top 10 dons’ significance in view of India’s resolve to reach 175 GW of clean energy capacity by 2022. The country has already attained around 84 GW of clean energy capacity, including 32 GW of solar and 37 GW of wind energy.

At present, India’s total installed power generation capacity is around 365 GW.

“I am happy to share that as per CCPI report, released during COP 25 at Madrid, India is ranked among the top 10 countries in CCPI, which was released after analyzing four parameters, that is greenhouse gases emission, renewable energy, climate change and energy use,” Singh said while addressing the 29th National Energy Conservation Awards ceremony in the capital.

The minister said 355 industrial units and other establishments have participated in the awards and have collectively achieved savings of Rs 5,283 crore by saving 105.66 billion units of electricity.

Singh highlighted the importance of energy conservation in the country’s sustainable development approach. He emphasized the need for taking measures in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions so as to minimize the adverse impact of climate change.

The power minister also lauded the efforts of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and complimented the industry for making sincere efforts in implementing various schemes.

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