One of the key challenges facing fast developing Indian economy is to sustain economic growth while simultaneously reducing emissions. Since 2004, India has averaged quarterly GDP growth of 8.4 % with the IMF forecasting GDP for 2011 at 8.2 %. To maintain this pace of growth; India will require increasing energy consumption by about 4 % annually; spending approximately US$800 billion on its energy sector by 2030.
Since 1994, India has seen emissions from electricity, cement and waste more than double. The country generates 90 % of its electricity from coal, which in turn accounts for more than a third of its emissions. India believes the appropriate measure of sustainable economic development is carbon intensity. Its emissions relative to economic output fell by 30 percent between 1994 and 2007 and the government has set a carbon intensity reduction target of 24 % by 2020.
To meet this target India will have to become energy efficient, reduce its energy intensity and most importantly, will have to rapidly invest in its renewable energy infrastructure. To support this; India recently launched the ambitious National Solar Mission with a target capacity of 20 GW by 2020 and the aim of solar energy achieving grid parity with the cheapest coal-fired capacity by 2030. With over 400 million of its population lacking access to modern forms of energy, it also has one of the largest off-grid renewable energy programs, with more than 1.5 million decentralized solar applications, over 4 million biogas plants and in excess of 5 million of solar thermal applications.
Aside from solar power, India's government has committed to significantly increasing its hydro, wind and biomass capacity also. It is estimated that India will see 65.2 GW of wind power installed by 2020, up from 13.1 GW at the end of 2010, with a potential of 160.7 GW installed by 2030.
According to the World Bank, achieving Indian government's renewable energy goals for the next decade will cost between $10-$64 billion depending on whether the government adopts a low-diversity, low-cost renewable energy resources scenario or a high-diversity, high-cost scenario.
India is among the top five countries in terms of renewable energy capacity with an installed base of over 19 GW of grid interactive renewable power, accounting for 11% of total installed capacity, and about 2.5 GW of renewable generation being added annually.
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