AEEE is delighted that our Hon. Prime Minister has set ambitious climate change targets for India that balances India’s sustainable growth priorities against responsible international commitments.
Specifically, the 45% energy intensity reduction by 2030 and a net zero target by 2070 are perfectly aligned with AEEE’s Lean-Mean-Green philosophy where energy efficiency and renewable energy need to work hand in hand to achieve both an aspirational and a near-term goal that require significant action on the ground. While renewable energy will decarbonise the power sector from the supply side, India must build a culture of energy efficiency to start reducing its energy requirements from the demand side without compromising on our aspirations – appliances, buildings, industries, agriculture, transportation, etc. – to become a leader in clean energy technologies.
Energy efficiency offers the cleanest, cheapest and fastest policy, technological and behavioural options available to start decarbonising the Indian economy. AEEE calls for a 10x increase in the extremely modest current budget allocations at central, state and city level and a massive capacity building and awareness campaign to unleash its full potential.
– Dr. Satish Kumar, Executive Director and President, AEEE
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