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India can push up renewable energy the most after COVID-19: IEA

Renewable energy has been one sector that has been resilient amid economic shock generated due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; and India is expected to gain handsomely. 

The country may contribute the most towards pushing the sector up in 2021, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) new report, Renewables 2020 — Analysis and forecast to 2025. 

The agency expects India to double its green energy capacity addition next year from 2020 levels. 

Many auctioned wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are expected to become operational following delays due to COVID-19 and challenges in negotiating contracts and acquiring land.

 

[source: downtoearth.org, 12/11/2020]


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