March 28

How The Indian Government Is Encouraging Green Energy Use At Airports

By Devansh Mehta

The Indian government on Monday said it is actively promoting the use of green energy at domestic and international airports in the country to make them more sustainable. It is also engaging with private airport operators and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to install green energy-generation equipment to fulfill all their energy requirements via renewable sources.

While replying to a question asked in the Indian parliament, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd), said:

“The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has taken initiatives for working towards Carbon neutrality and achieving net zero carbon emission at airports in the country and organized knowledge sharing sessions to standardise Carbon Accounting and Reporting framework of Indian Airports as well as to create awareness on Climate Change mitigation. Further, airport operators with scheduled operations have been advised to map the carbon emission at their respective airports and to work towards carbon neutrality & net zero emission in a phased manner.”

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Source: Simple Flying (link opens in a new window)

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