Installed Renewable Energy Capacity
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Education
- The total installed renewable energy capacity in India, excluding large hydro, has crossed the mile-stone of 100 GW. If large hydro is included the installed RE capacity increases to 146 GW.
- Another 50 GW is under installation and 27 GW is under tendering
- Currently, India stands at 4th position in the world in terms of installed RE capacity, 5th in solar and 4th in wind in terms of installed capacity.
- India has also enhanced its ambition to install 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
India’s Paris Climate Goals
In 2015, ahead of the UN significant climate conference in Paris, India announced three major voluntary commitments called the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC):
- Improving the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33–35% by 2030 over 2005 levels
- Increasing the share of non-fossil fuels-based electricity to 40% by 2030.
- Enhancing its forest cover, thereby absorbing 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide