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New Delhi: The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is conducting a program on renewable energy namely 'New Frontiers' as part of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations. The program will be held from February 16 to February 18, 2022.

As part of the program, the Ministry will conduct a physical event on the topic titled, “India’s Leadership in Energy Transition” at Vigyan Bhawan on February 16. Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh and Minister of State (MoS) for New and Renewable Energy Bhagwant Khuba will give a special address. A video on “Citizen-Centric Energy Transition – The India Story,” including the highlights of energy compacts will be played. A conversation with the Union Minister for Power and MNRE RK Singh will be held thereafter along with questions & answer session with students and think tanks. The industry leaders who have submitted their energy compacts (EC) will be felicitated by the Minister and Minister of State. The launch of the energy compacts (EC) booklet is also part of the felicitation program.

The Ministry will organise three webinars on February 17, namely, “Women in RE- Call for Action,” “Role of ISA in Energy Transition,” and “Role of clean-tech start-ups and climate entrepreneurs in providing clean and affordable energy.”

On February 18, 2022, the final day of the program, a brainstorming meeting on “Roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070” will be organised on a virtual platform. The program will begin with a welcome address and setting the context by Director General of FICCI, followed by a Keynote Address by Minister of Power and NRE. A brainstorming session will be conducted involving the MNRE, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Indian Railways, Principal Secretaries from leading renewable energy states, Public Sector Undertakings (BEE, NTPC, SECI, POWERGRID etc.), Industry and other stakeholders (CEA, CERC, SERC, etc.) to understand key issues in respect of achieving the net-zero goal and pathways for the energy transition.

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