States should set energy conservation targets, reduce their emissions: RK Singh

States should set targets for energy conservation and reducing their emissions much like international treaties, said union power and renewable energy minister RK Singh.

Singh said that a public ranking of the states and their targets should be published, with targets coming from the states themselves. This mechanism follows the path of the Paris Agreement, which had countries list their own stated targets to achieve by 2030.

“We can take a leaf out of the international construct, and have a system of states designating their own targets. Just like we had NDCs (Nationally Determined Targets), you can have state designated targets for reducing the overall emissions,” Singh said while speaking at the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE) annual energy conservation awards.

Singh added that India is a trailblazer is energy efficiency, and that other prominent countries are copying the systems in place here.

“In energy efficiency, we are showing the world what can be done. Other countries have looked at it, and are copying from it,” he said.

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