India to increase share of renewable energy to 60 % in Major Ports

According to Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonwal, government has aimed to increase India’s share of renewable energy to 60% in Major ports through solar and wind power.

Highlights

  • Presently, renewable energy accounts for less than 10% of power demand at the ports.
  • Government also targets to electrify 50% of port equipment by 2030.
  • As per plan, all the ports will supply shore power to visiting ships in three-phased manner by 2030.
  • Ports aim to reduce carbon emissions/ton by 30% by 2030.

Energy efficiency requirements

India will implement energy efficiency requirements of International Maritime Organization (IMO), for ships and carbon intensity requirements across all of its coastal or international vessels in order to help IMO in achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets. India is currently supplying shore power to vessels with power demand of less than 150 kW.

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) of India under the Paris Agreement for 2021-2030 comprises of “cutting the emissions intensity of its gross domestic product by 33%-35% by 2030”. NDC seeks to achieve 40% of cumulative power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030 by transferring technology and low-cost international finance.

ES 2021 take on energy

As per Economic Survey for 2021, India will require around $206 billion in between 2015 and 2030 to implement adaptation actions in key areas such as forestry, agriculture, fisheries, water resources, infrastructure and ecosystems. Economic survey hopes to achieve 40% of cumulative installed power capacity from non-fossil sources by 2030. It also hopes to increase its forest and tree cover by 2030 in order to create an additional carbon sink equal to 2.5 to 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2030.

BRICS Energy Technology Report 2021

As per this report, India will account for one-fifth of global renewable energy deployment target for 2030.

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