India has announced net zero emissions by 2070 and will meet fifty percent of its electricity requirements from renewable energy sources by 2030. But the road ahead is fraught with challenges.
India is the third largest energy-consuming country in the world and has aggressively taken on the universal electrification target for residential users especially in remote rural areas. What this means is that there is a huge demand within the country for electricity.
With this background it appears that making the case for renewable energy as is not as easy as it sounds. Also there are different kids of renewable sources like water, wind and the like.
The 2022 Union Budget has made specific allowances for renewable energy apart from allocating funds to the tune of Rs. 19500 crores for the cause.
But as mentioned earlier, this comes with it own set of obstacles. I wrote an opinion for Fair Planet that discusses issues and challenges.
Read the full story that first appeared in Fair Planet here: