India Moved to Centre Stage of International Energy Affairs and a Role Model for Others: IEA

Javadekar highlighted that today India is the only country in the G-20 nations which is 2 degrees compliant in keeping with NDCs presented in Paris, and has taken many decisive actions, in fighting Climate Change, not only at the government level but even at the private level, which shows our commitment and resolve.

November 20, 2020. By Manu Tayal

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India has moved to the Centre stage of international Energy Affairs and is a role model for other major emerging economies, said Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA).

He was speaking during a virtual launch of the Energy Technology Perspectives 2020, a new study of IEA which focusses on the technology needs and opportunities for reaching international climate and sustainable energy goals.

During his speech, Birol praised Indian government for its efforts in providing clean energy to millions by way of schemes like Ujjawala and Ujala.

On the other hand, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized during his speech that, the International energy report is extremely important and has raised many valid issues.

Javadekar highlighted that today India is the only country in the G-20 nations which is 2 degrees compliant in keeping with NDCs presented in Paris, and has taken many decisive actions, in fighting Climate Change, not only at the government level but even at the private level, which shows our commitment and resolve.

Additionally, the Minister also made an appeal to the World that instead of talking about 2050, we must talk of 2020, of 2030 and 2040 and there needs to phased targets and countries should be committed to achieve those.

Highlighting the key role of finances and technology in providing clean energy and enhanced Climate actions, Javadekar said that country specific, appropriate and affordable technologies is the need of the hour because every climate action comes with a cost. We cannot tax the people for that cost.

Speaking on India’s actions on renewable energy the Environment Minister said that India’s renewable energy now stood at 89 GW. It has increased by 170 per cent in the last 6 years which is a significant increase.

“Our PM Narendra Modi has declared 175 GW of renewable power by 2022 and our aspirational goal stands at 450 GW of renewable energy,” said Javadekar.

“We are improving energy efficiency and simultaneously also giving a big push to e-vehicles. The demand for EVs is growing and the prices are being slashed and we are also providing for more battery charging infrastructure. Battery swapping policy has also been adopted. We are giving subsidy for electrical buses which are already operational across many cities,” highlighted the Minister and said that India is contributing massively on the energy front and the government is working tirelessly in this direction.

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