86 Airports In India Using Renewable Energy, Nearly Two-Third Of Them Fully Green-Powered: Govt

Swarajya Staff

Aug 03, 2023, 02:26 PM | Updated 02:26 PM IST

Delhi's IGI Airport
Delhi's IGI Airport

The government on Thursday (3 August) informed the Parliament that 86 airports across the country are currently using green energy.

Of these airports, 55 (around 64 per cent) are completely operating on green energy.

"Presently, 86 airports across the country are using green energy out of which share of green energy in airport's total energy consumption is 100 per cent for 55 airports," Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation General (Retired) V K Singh said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The minister said that use of conventional sources of energy is the prime source of carbon emission at airports and thus replacing non-renewable energy with green energy helps in reducing the carbon footprint of the airport.

"Therefore, MoCA has advised all the operational airports with scheduled operations and developers of the upcoming Greenfield Airports to work towards achieving Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero which inter-alia includes use of green energy," the minister said.

He said that airports across the globe are continuously focusing on use of renewable or green energy.

"As per the Accreditation programme of the Airports Council International (ACI), airports like Heathrow, Bristol and London Gatwick in United Kingdom (UK), Amsterdam in Netherland, Athens in Greece, Oslo in Norway, Brussels in Belgium, Budapest in Hungary, Copenhagen in Denmark, San Diego in United States, Vancouver in Canada, Sharjah in United Arab Emirates etc. have achieved Carbon Neutrality by using a series of measures which also include use of green/renewable energy," the minister said.

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