Centre plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030

The Centre plans to add 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030. The plan aims to clean up air in its cities and lessen the rapidly growing economys dependence on coal.
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Updated: Jun 26, 2019 06:28:30 pm

Centre plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030

26 June 2019 Current Affairs:The Centre plans to add 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030. The plan aims to clean up air in its cities and lessen the rapidly growing economy’s dependence on coal. 
The Ministry of new and renewable energy has planned to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 without taking into account large hydro and 225 GW including large hydro.
India is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. The country has pledged to cut emissions and have clean energy account for at least 40 percent of its installed capacity by 2030, up from 21.4% now, while looking to manage its energy appetite as its population becomes more prosperous.

Reason:
During the year ended March 2019, India’s annual coal demand rose 9.1% to 991.35 million tonnes. The reason is due to a ban on the use of petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal, in some parts of the country, led to a rise in coal imports.

Critisicm: The research analysts are being sceptical about India meeting its ambitious targets.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy:
Formed on: 1992
Parent: Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES)
Headquarters: New Delhi
Minister responsible: Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
The Ministry is responsible for intellectual property protection, research and development and international cooperation, promotion, and coordination in renewable energy sources such as wind power, small hydro, biogas, and solar power. 
It also aims to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of India.
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