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India one of the lowest carbon emitters in world & emerged as global leader in energy transition: R K Singh

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India is one of the lowest carbon emitters in the world and it has emerged as a world leader in energy transition. This was stated by Power Minister R K Singh while inaugurating the first international conference on Green Hydrogen in New Delhi today. 

Mr. Singh said that the country had aimed at reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 30 percent by 2030, which has been achieved nine years in advance. He said, the government is running programmes including the Ujala scheme related to LED bulbs which are the world’s leading initiatives in carbon emission reduction. Mr. Singh said, India has also achieved its COP21 pledge related to the Nationally Determined Contribution nine years in advance.

Stressing upon India’s achievements in the renewable energy sector, the Minister urged industry from across the world to be part of India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission. He added that India is the biggest market outside China in the renewable energy space. Talking about creating a global market for green hydrogen, the Minister said, the world should practice free trade and not indulge in protectionist measures.

He added that barriers are not good if one wants to achieve a global Net Zero in time. The three-day conference is aimed at brainstorming and working out a mechanism to establish a Green Hydrogen ecosystem and foster a systemic approach for meeting the global goals for decarbonization through Green Hydrogen.

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