India in top 10 Nations on Climate Change Performance Index: RK Singh

India is among the top 10 nations as per the CCPI which is based on parameters like renewable power and energy use efficiency, RK Singh has said.

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India is among the top 10 nations as per the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) which is based parameters like renewable power and energy use efficiency, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh has said. This entry into the top 10 assumes significance in view of India’s resolve to reach 175 GW of clean energy capacity by 2022. The country has already achieved 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 analysing four parameters, that is greenhouse gases emission, renewable energyclimate 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 emphasised the need for taking measures in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions so as to minimise 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.

Recently, the minister had informed the parliament that a total of 47.86 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity has been installed in India over the past six years.

In a response to another question asked in the other house of the Parliament, Singh had informed that India will need an investment in the region of approximately Rs 4 lakh crore to achieve the balance target of its ambitious 175 GW renewable energy generation capacity by 2022 target.

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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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