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New Delhi: ““The central government does not have clear, deep plans like new technologies, scientific discoveries,” alleged Indian Union Muslim League’s state vice-president and MP K. Navaskani. He said this during the debate on the Energy Security Amendment Bill 2022 in the Lok Sabha.
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K. Navaskani MP said about this in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Said: “It has been six years since our country signed the Paris Agreement. It is only after this that the central government is trying to wake up. I request this government to realize the importance of green energy now and focus on it.
The false promises made by this government as usual should not be seen as false hopes. Considering the need of our future generations to live in this land, I request this government to pay more attention to achieving the goal of NTC (Nationally Determined Contributions) of the Paris Agreement. But I am obliged to record here with regret that the target set by our Government is not commensurate with the urgency of nature.
The United States and the European Union, which account for 29 percent of the world’s greenhouse emissions, have set a goal of making them net-zero by 2050. China, which accounts for 27 percent of global greenhouse emissions, has set a goal of becoming net-zero by 2060. But India has set a target of becoming net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2070.
Surprisingly, India’s share of the world’s greenhouse emissions is just 6 percent. For our country, which has very low greenhouse gas emissions, it is a huge contradiction that we can only achieve the goal of net zero in a very long time frame. The Energy Security Amendment Bill 2022 aims to increase demand for renewable energy in sectors such as industrial buildings, transportation, etc. But the government’s complete lack of any clear in-depth plans for new technologies and scientific discoveries to create renewable energy is surprising.
Your goals shouldn’t just be goals. I request that the methods and procedures for its implementation should be clearly formulated and implemented. This government should focus on financial efficiency and technology to achieve these goals without wasting public tax money. Sectors including agriculture and land-use change contribute nearly 15 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. The government does not seem to have any plans to reduce emissions in these sectors. While the government is focused on solar energy, it imports nearly 80 percent of its solar energy components from China. The government plans to spend $2.6 billion with the goal of reducing dependence on China.
The irony is that most of this amount goes to Adani and Ambani, the Prime Minister’s friends. As usual, you have done your loyalty to your friends. You accomplish this goal alone without any setbacks.
Tamil Nadu is a leading state in the production of renewable energy. Tamil Nadu is the leader in wind power generation in India. Our Tamil Nadu contributes nearly 45 percent of the country’s total wind power generation. I request the Union Government to provide adequate funds and incentives to encourage green energy producing states like Tamil Nadu. The Union Government should explore the possibilities of setting up more wind farms in the coastal areas, especially in the southern districts of my parliamentary constituency, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. I also request that we try to create renewable energy here so that there is no harm to the environment.
In Tamil Nadu, there is a lot of potential for setting up wind farms in Western and Eastern Ghats especially in areas like Coimbatore Pollachi. The government should also consider that. There is a great opportunity to obtain renewable energy from biological waste using biomass technology. Especially in Tamilnadu tons of biological waste is generated daily in 21 corporation towns and 140 municipalities.
Converting this into energy will create a favorable situation to reduce coal-based electricity. Therefore, I request the central government to pay attention and come forward to provide additional financial assistance to Tamil Nadu by devising a special scheme,” he said.