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Date: 30-12-13

TERI: 100% renewable energy by 2050 in India is possible

TERI said a sustainable, renewable-energy-based economy, where as much as 90 per cent of India’s total primary energy supply is based on renewable sources, could theoretically be achieved. 100% renewable energy by 2050 in India is possible, according to a study by TERI. TERI finds In 2010, fossil fuels accounted for 74 per cent of the total energy consumed in India

Dr. Leena Srivastava, Executive Director (Operations), TERI & Vice Chancellor, TERI University on the occasion said, "Blessed with an abundant endowment of renewable energy sources, India urgently needs to design innovative policies and mechanisms by which to transform its energy future to a secure and sustainable renewable resource base. This study explores the limits of ambition that India can aspire for in its quest for energy security and a greater energy independence."

Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF-India said, “While the government has taken certain measures for the promotion of renewables, these need to be scaled up and expedited. Besides the government, other stakeholders including the industry as well as citizens need to play a proactive role. ‘Renewables as the new normal’ should be something that we should all strive for. This report is a step forward in that direction. “

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