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Indian railways far from 'carbon neutral 2030' goal; lags in clean energy

The organization had installed renewable capacity of 142 megawatts of rooftop solar and 103.4 megawatts of wind energy as of August

Source: Indian Railways Twitter grab
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Source: Indian Railways Twitter grab

Ragini Saxena | Bloomberg
Indian Railways, a sprawling network that ranks among the world’s largest, is a long way from generating the amount of clean energy it needs to become net carbon neutral by 2030, its own stated goal.
 
The organization had installed renewable capacity of 142 megawatts of rooftop solar and 103.4 megawatts of wind energy as of August, according to a statement dated Oct. 7 and recently uploaded to its website.

“Indian Railways will attempt to reduce its carbon footprint primarily through sourcing of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources,” the statement said. “By 2029-2030, the expected requirement of installation of

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 4:33 PM IST

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