ASEAN-India High Level Conference on Renewable Energy commences
- ASEAN-India High Level Conference on Renewable Energy, being organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India on 7-8 February 2022 commenced today.
- The High Level Conference, over a period of two days, will focus on the theme: “Experience and Innovations for Integrated Renewables Market”.
About the Conference
- The ASEAN-India High Level Conference will feature 5 technical sessions which would facilitate peer to peer discussions between experts from India and ASEAN on themes of mutual interest.
- The sessions will also offer global audiences including policymakers, professionals, academia and students from around the world a peek into India-ASEAN plans for taking their cooperation in renewables forward.
- 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating
- Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions
- Since 1990, global emissions of CO2 have increased by more than 46 per cent.
- Hydropower is the largest single renewable electricity source today, providing 16% of world electricity at competitive prices. It dominates the electricity mix in several countries, developed, emerging or developing.
- Bioenergy is the single largest renewable energy source today, providing 10% of world primary energy supply.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 7: 5 Targets and 6 Indicators
- Target 7.1: By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
- Target 7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
- Target 7.3: By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
- Target 7.a: By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology.
- Target 7.b: By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries.
Global cooperation in clean energy
International Solar Alliance (ISA)
- It is an alliance of 102 signatory countries ,most being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
- The primary objective of the alliance is to work for efficient consumption of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) Declaration?
- The One Sun One World One Grid Declaration (OSOWOG) was jointly released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the COP26 Climate Meet in Glasgow.
- While the sun is the source of all energy and solar energy is totally clean and sustainable, it is available only during the day time and is dependent on the weather.
- OSOWOG is the solution to this challenge.
- Its objective is to aid in developing a worldwide grid through which clean energy can be transmitted anywhere, anytime (use power at night in one part of the world from solar energy generated on other side of the world where it is day time).
- It also aims to help in reducing storage needs and enhancing the viability of solar projects. Its ultimate goal is to reduce carbon footprints and energy costs.