Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will perform a role similar to that of Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the future, Economic Times has reported.
He was speaking in New Delhi, at the inauguration of the first assembly of ISA, the second edition of India’s renewable energy event, Re-Invest and the second edition of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) renewable energy meet.
ISA is an international treaty-based organisation started under the leadership of India. Members of ISA include many developing nations lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
“Renewable energy deployment plans for the next four years are likely to generate business prospects of the order of $70-80 billion. It offers tremendous opportunity to the businesses to leapfrog technologies and create volumes by investing in projects, manufacturing, energy storage and support to startups,” PM Modi said
During the event, the Prime Minister said that India was becoming the top destination for solar energy investment. Further, he added that the country was aiming to get 40 per cent of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources.
United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres, while speaking at the energy summit Re-Invest said that climate change was an existential threat to the world and political commitment was required to deal with it.
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