10-Year Green Energy Roadmap Needed to Boost Innovations: Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has stressed the need for a clear ten-year roadmap to boost clean energy technologies and creating standards for innovations.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has stressed the need for a clear ten-year roadmap to boost clean energy technologies and creating standards for innovations. While speaking at the India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, he also called hydrogen as the fuel of the future especially for commercial vehicles which can ensure efficiency in movement across the country.

About the role of traditional energy, Kant said, “our belief is that hydrogen is an area where traditional energy companies can be game-changers given the similarities in the engineering needs of oil and gas and hydrogen processing technology.”

Traditional or conventional energy companies are looking at hydrogen and biofuels these days.

“This is an opportunity for them. My belief is that hydrogen is going to be the future particularly for the movement of commercial vehicles. Hydrogen will bring in efficiency in movement from city to city,” Kant said.

We should provide a 10-year roadmap on where we want to be in clean (energy) technology. We should provide policy clarity to innovation stakeholders because a lot of innovation will keep happening as we go along,” he said.

Developing countries like India need to create standards for new technologies which sometimes become a hurdle for Indian entrepreneurs to disrupt the global market with local innovation, he said, adding that, India should focus on strengthening standards and certification infrastructure, he added.

Kant also showcased India’s ambitious target of having 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030 at the international forum.

Earlier this month, Kant had said that solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing is one of the strategic sectors announced by the government and India has the opportunity to be the global hub for this. While speaking at the virtual symposium ‘India PV Edge 2020’ organised by NITI Aayog, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Invest India, Kant said the government is confident of building competence, capabilities and capacities, especially in the sunrise areas of growth

“Solar PV manufacturing is one of the strategic sectors announced by the government as part of the post-COVID-19 Aatmanirbhar Bharat recovery initiative. Efforts are underway to make India a global hub for solar PV manufacturing,” he said. He further added that India with its huge market and relevant manufacturing advantages can be a giga-scale manufacturing destination for the cutting-edge PV technologies across the entire value chain.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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