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Railways plans to achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2030

  • IBEF
  • October 10, 2022

Indian Railways intends to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 while concentrating on expanding network capacity.

The Railways would make an effort to lessen its carbon footprint by getting its energy needs from renewable energy sources. Other measures include adopting a multi-pronged strategy to electrify its lines, switch from diesel to electric traction, promote energy efficiency, build specific freight corridors, green-certify railway facilities, etc.

A 30 GW installation of renewable capacity is estimated to be required by 2029–30. Up till August 2022, Indian Railways had installed 142 MW of rooftop solar capacity and 103.4 MW of wind energy.

By 2029–30, Indian Railways plans to implement a number of initiatives to offset its expected 60 million tonnes of carbon emissions under Business As Usual (BAU) mode.

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