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Title: Govt pulling out all stops for 150 GW renewable energy capacity by 2 Oct
Date:27 September 2021

The Indian government is pulling out all the stops to achieve renewable energy (RE) capacity of 150 gigawatts (GW) by 2 October. As part of the efforts, 2.2 GW is to be commissioned by Gandhi Jayanti and another 2.32 GW by 31 October. The initiative comes in the run up to the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP-26, to start in Glasgow on 31 October 2021. India‘s installed renewable energy capacity is 147.05 GW, including hydropower projects of 46.37 GW. The country has installed solar and wind energy capacity of 100.68 GW. India, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 33-35% of its 2005 levels by 2030, as part of its commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted by 195 countries in Paris in 2015.

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