Gujarat aims to reduce carbon emissions from power generation to 139 mt by 2030

The Government of Gujarat has set a target to reduce carbon emissions from energy generation to 139 million tonnes (mt) by 2030 by raising its installed renewable energy capacity to 68,000 MW over the next eight years.

Notably, Gujarat has reduced its carbon emissions by about 115 per cent in 2022 as compared to 2017, mainly due to an increase in the installed power generation capacity of renewable energy. Gujarat reduced its carbon emissions by 12.08 mt in 2017-18 by generating from renewable energy sources, which increased to 26.01 mt in 2021-22. Meanwhile, the share of renewable energy (with hydro energy) in the installed capacity of power generation in Gujarat was 29 per cent with 8,065 MW in 2017-18, which has increased to 42 per cent in 2021-22 with the contribution of 17,367 MW.