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India will have 40% RE in energy mix by 2030: RK Singh at G20

On the sidelines of the meet, RK Singh had a bilateral meeting with International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol
New Delhi: Power Minister RK Singh has said that India is on course to achieving its target ensuring 40 percent of the country’s total energy mix comprises of renewable energy (RE) by 2030. Speaking at the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, Singh said listed the initiatives taken by the government to move towards energy efficiency, like PAT, UJALA, Standard & Labelling, ECBC etc, and reiterated India’s commitment for greener and a healthier planet. The meeting is being held in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

‘India implementing one of the largest RE expansion programmes’

“India is implementing one of the largest Renewable Energy expansion programmes, energy efficiency programmes and moving towards the achievement of our target to fulfil our commitments made in Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” said RK Singh. “In the intervention made by the Minister, he highlighted the pathbreaking achievements in household electrification and providing energy access to all in India. The minister also mentioned the progressive steps towards the achievement of our target to fulfil our commitment made in Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” an official release said.

‘India has become a net exporter of power in the last 5 yrs’

Singh said that India has become a net exporter of power in the past five years. He also talked about India’s achievements in transmission systems — One Nation, One Grid, Green Energy Corridors etc.

Sideline meetings

On the sidelines of the meet, Singh had a bilateral meeting with International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol. The two discussed cooperation between India and IEA. RK Singh also had a bilateral meeting with Therese Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK, and discussed various areas of cooperation between the two countries related to energy and environment. The minister had a bilateral meeting with Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan and discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation in the Energy sector. Singh had a meeting with Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Anton Inyutsin.