Railways can be solar power leader: Suresh Prabhu

Source:  indianexpress.com

Indian Railways, the biggest single user of energy, can become the biggest producer of solar power in the country, according to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who unveiled plans to set up solar power plants on its land under PPP model.

He was speaking at the launch of India Green House Gas (GHG) at India Business and Climate Summit 2015. The India GHG Program led by WRI India, Confederation of India Industry (CII) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) “is an industry-led voluntary framework to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions,” according to its website.

Prabhu also spoke of reducing dependence on traditional sources of energy like coal, and added that railways will strive to look for innovative efforts to promote renewable energy. He stated that 23 per cent of the expenditure goes towards energy. Indian Railways is one of the largest consumers of coal and electricity in the country. More info

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