PM Narendra Modi inaugurates first assembly of International Solar Alliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2018, inaugurated the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in the presence of the United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The same event saw the inauguration of the second IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting and the 2nd Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo). The Business and Technical Sessions of ISA Assembly, IORA Meet and RE-INVEST 2018 Expo will be held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh from October 3-5, 2018.

Key Highlights:-

1. The International Solar Alliance could replace OPEC as the key global energy supplier in the future.
2. Effect of increased use of renewable energy is now visible in India.
3. India is working towards the goals of the Paris Agreement through an action plan.
4. The target is to generate 40 per cent of India’s total energy requirements in 2030 by non-fossil fuel based sources.
5. India is developing with a new self-confidence of “Poverty to Power.”
6. Besides solar and wind power, India is working on biomass, biofuel and bio-energy.
7. Modi announced the launch of the National Energy Storage Mission that will look at manufacturing, deployment, technology development and policy framework.

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