ISA Biggest Global Achievement after Paris: PM Modi

We have added more than 14 Giga-Watts to solar energy generation which was just about 3 Giga-Watts 3 years back, the Prime Minister said.

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Ahead of the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit in Delhi on March 11, 2018, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the solar alliance, “the single most important global achievement after Paris”.

Speaking at The Energy Research Institute’s (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit, Modi said that, we have planned to draw one 175 Giga-Watts of energy from renewable sources by 2022, including 100 Giga-Watts from solar energy and 75 Giga-Watts from wind and other sources.

“We have added more than 14 Giga-Watts to solar energy generation which was just about 3 Giga-Watts 3 years back,” the Prime Minister said.

Adding to it, he said, we are already the 5th largest producer of solar energy in the world.

Besides this, India committed to reducing 33 to 35 per cent of emission intensity of its GDP during 2005 to 2030, PM added.

Moreover, according to the UNEP Gap Report, India is on track to meet its Copenhagen Pledge of reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 20 to 25 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020, Modi said.

India, along with France, initiated the International Solar Alliance during the Paris accord. It already has 121 members.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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