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India could become carbon neutral before its 2070 goal, says IRENA chief

India's onshore wind capacity stands at over 40 GW, and for grid-connected or centralised solar power plants capacity is at around 60 GW.

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India plans to manufacture five million tonnes of green hydrogen per year by 2030 to meet its climate targets and become a global production and export hub for the fuel.

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India's focus on decarbonising its steel sector and developing offshore wind power will help it become carbon neutral ahead of its promised goal of 2070, the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency said.

IRENA's Francesco La Camera told the Reuters Global Markets Forum late on Monday that India was "very serious" about meeting the challenges and was very interested in developing offshore wind power.

La Camera said India was also "on track" to reach its 2030 commitment to produce 50% of its energy from non-fossil fuels.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised India's nationally determined contribution (NDC) target of

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First Published: Apr 26 2022 | 4:34 PM IST

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