India to increase nuclear power capacity three times to cut carbon footprint

India will produce over three times nuclear power and its installed capacity is expected to reach 22,480 MW by 2031 from the current 6,780 MW.

The move would enable India to significantly expand the percentage of non-fossil fuels in its entire energy mix, in line with its Paris Agreement commitments. Despite the fact that India’s installed capacity of non-fossil fuel-based electricity generation has already reached over 39 per cent of total power generating capacity, compared to a target of 40 per cent by 2030, the move to nuclear energy will assist the country improve its climate action goals.

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