Greenpeace International, in a report published recently assessed the RPO ( Renewable Purchase Obligation) status and highlighted the defaulters and leaders among Indian States.
According to the report, 20 states out of 29 states in India have defaulted for RPO compliance parameter, which has costed India by 25% in renewable power generation. The report also highlights Delhi as the worst state having inadequate regulations and policies in place for fostering RE capacity in the total energy mix of India. Maharashtra, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are some other states showing shortfall against RPO targets.
Two states of the north-eastern region in India, Nagaland and Meghalaya have managed to grab a place in the top 5 along with Tamil Nadu (leader in wind power generation), Karnataka and Uttarakhand.
Greenpeace International, through this report has, has given recommendations to rich and progressing states to invest heavily in RE growth, along with establishing a uniform RPO code among various states.
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