Key Messages

With India’s commitment to achieving net zero by 2070, one of the milestones is attaining 500 GW capacity from non-fossil fuel-based sources by 2030. India has made significant progress in this regard, with installed renewable energy (RE) capacity reaching 120,900 MW as of 30 December 2022 (solar power: 63,302 MW; wind power: 41,930 MW). However, more than 300 GW needs to be added to achieve the target by 2030.

Growing concerns of global warming and climate change warrant emphasis on clean and green energy. The launch of the Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Policy is a welcome move. To avoid any flaws in the execution of this new solar policy, accountability and responsibility of the concerned stakeholders should be ensured. A comprehensive roadmap outlining detailed activities/action plan for each of the stakeholders is required for the successful implementation of the policy. Further, timely assessment of the set targets through well-defined performance evaluation metrics is necessary.

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Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Policy 2022: Why ensuring successful execution is the key