Spotlight India I: India Achieving 450 GWp Renewable Energy Capacity by 2030 - Steps and Actions to be Taken by All Stakeholders
In September 2020, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans for India to achieve 450GWp of renewable energy by 2030, tripling India’s prior non-fossil fuel target in less than 10 years. This significant development would go beyond India’s current commitment Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. The announcement gained momentum again during Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to the US, especially when speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he reconfirmed achieving 450 Gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2030, along with other actions to decarbonize India’s economy.
This panel will discuss the steps and actions needed to be undertaken by various stakeholders in India and other supporting partners around the world to achieve this mission.
Dr. Renné served as President of the International Solar Energy Society from 2010 - 2019. From 1991 until his retirement in 2012 Dr. Renné managed the solar resource assessment activities at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In 2012 he formed the consultancy Dave Renne Renewables. He is dedicated to the concept of urgently achieving 100% renewable energy to meet all of our end use energy requirements as the best solution to the climate crisis.