Web Exclusive | January 2013
Coordinated effort key to meet renewables target: Report
The Climate Parliament has said that there is an urgent need for co-ordination among the key government bodies for implementation of the renewable energy targets. The Climate Parliament said this in its report on ‘Review of India’s progress in achieving the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) target of 15 per cent renewable energy by 2020.’
It is essential that all ministries and organisations related to power sector own the target set by the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC), the report says. Climate Parliament is a network of cross-party parliamentarians to promote renewable energy.
The report shows that the final draft of 12th Five Year Plan which was tabled in the National Development Council on December 27, 2012, provides two different estimates of renewable energy shares in the country’s electricity mix by 2017.
While in one section, the Plan refers that the share of renewable energy in India’s electricity mix is likely to reach nine per cent by end-2017 and 16 per cent by end-2030. In another section it states that the ambitious target of 30,000 mw by 2017 has been set in accordance with the NAPCC goal of achieving 12 per cent renewable energy target by 2017.