The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi on August 21, 2017.
Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference.
The Annual Conference is visualized and planned in the backdrop of India’s vision on achieving “Energy Independence and Power for all by 2022”. It is aimed at providing an opportunity and open forum to exchange information, share experiences and best practices by bringing together experts, investors and other multi stake holders of i.e. Public and Private Sector, Advisory Groups, Governments, NGOs, Non-Profit organizations Environmentalists and Academia.
Shri Goyal informed that India is spearheading a number of engagements on the global platform to address the challenge, which include the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Mission Innovation, global engagements on rapid de-carbonization of the energy space, the African Renewable Energy Initiative, the G20 Energy Ministers getting together to see what can be done to look at a better future for the world, inter alia.
Further, Shri Goyal talked about the 3Ds, which today’s global engagements need to focus their energy upon. These are – a common shared goal of De-carbonization of the energy space; to look at more Decentralization of energy space; and more and more Digitalization of the energy space.
Talking about technological advancements in renewable energy sector, Shri Goyal said, “I am sure this advent of Technology will make renewable energy more attractive particularly for emerging and growing economies like India, especially when renewable energy costs are down as compared to other forms of conventional energy sources”.