INDIA AMONG TOP 10 NATIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE PERFORMANCE : REPORT


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, Power Minster R K Singh said on December 15, 2019.

This 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.

“As per CCPI report, released during COP 2019 at Madrid, India is ranked among the top 10 countries in CCPI, which was released after analyzing four parameters, that is green house gases emission, renewable energy, climate change and energy use,” Shri 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.