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Electricity Capacity from Non-Fossil Fuel

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  • December 9, 2021
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Electricity Capacity from Non-Fossil Fuel

Part of: Prelims and GS-I- Modern India

In News: India has achieved the ambitious target of 40 per cent of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources. 

Key Takeaways

  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has said that total installed non-fossil fuel-based capacity stands at 156.83 Giga Watts in the country. 
  • The Ministry said, as a part of its Nationally Determined Contributions, India had committed to achieve 40 percent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030.
  • The Ministry said, the country’s installed Renewable Energy capacity today stands at 150.05 Giga Watts while its nuclear energy-based installed electricity capacity stands at 6.78 Giga Watts.
  • It said, this brings the total non-fossil based installed energy capacity to 156.83 Giga Watts which is 40.1 percent of the total installed electricity capacity of over 390 Giga Watts.
  • Government said it is committed to achieve 500 Giga Watts of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2030 in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement at the recently concluded CoP-26.

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