Saturday, November 25th, 2017

India to ‘hike green energy targets’ to combat climate change

India, a major CO2 polluter, will increase solar and wind energy capacity but it's unclear whether it will commit to a timeline for reducing its overall carbon emissions blamed for climate change, a report saidIndia promises to hike renewable energy targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, in long-awaited pledges to be announced next week for upcoming UN climate change talks, a newspaper report said Thursday. India, a major CO2 polluter, will increase solar and wind energy capacity but it's unclear whether it will commit to a timeline for reducing its overall carbon emissions blamed for climate change, the report said. India will aim to reduce its "carbon intensity" — the ratio of emissions to economic output — by 35 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to the Hindustan Times daily.


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