India achieves 40 per cent installed capacity from non-fossil sources

India has achieved the target of 40 per cent installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources in November 2021, much ahead of the 2030 deadline committed by the country at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21. India had announced the target as a part of its nationally determined contributions at the climate change conference in Paris in 2015. The installed renewable energy capacity stands at 150.05 GW while the installed nuclear energy capacity stands at 6.78 GW. This brings the total non-fossil fuel-based installed capacity in the country to 156.83 GW, which is 40.1 per cent of the total installed capacity of 390.8 GW. The government is committed to achieving 500 GW of non-fossil fuel-based capacity by 2030, as announced at the recent COP26 event in Glasgow.