India’s Clean Energy Target Ahead of the UN Global Goal

According to the senior official of the United Nations, India’s clean energy target is ahead of the global goal off UN. India has emerged as a country that has the potential to lead the world in the spectrum of sustainable energy from renewable sources.

India's clean energy targets

India targets almost 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022. This target includes 60 GW of wind power, 100 GW of solar, 5 GW of small hydro power and 10 GW of biomass-fired power.

A special representative of the UN Secretary General, Yumkella, said that over the past decade, India was used as a laboratory to bring convergence between climate change and energy access, recognizing that still almost 2.7 billion people all over the world rely on cow dung, firewood and charcoal to meet their primary energy needs.

The UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) foresees making sustainable energy as a reality for all by the year 2030. So, the UN’s initiative, SE4ALL aims that every citizen and the entire world would have affordable energy access, by 2030. Therefore (by 2030), each and every country in the world should feel energy secure while ensuring that our awareness to cleaner energy to climate change is taken care of.