04 Jul '17, 10am

India plans greener ports with wind and solar power

India plans greener ports with wind and solar power

The main objective of the renewable energy push is to convert all 12 of its major domestic ports to renewable energy by 2019, making India one of the first countries to utilise renewable energy for most of its port and dock operations. "These renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon emission and lead to improvements of the environment around the ports," a senior government official told the Economic Times newspaper. "All our ports are cash-rich... The ports have started the process of setting up renewable energy projects from profits." In a statement, the ministry stated: "When completed, these renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 136,500 tonnes annually. "These projects will also help to reduce cost of power purchased by utilisation of renewable energy for power generation, resulting in estimated saving ...

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