TOPIC: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
6) Discuss the Renewable energy generation capacity of India.What would be a cost-effective way to enhance the renewable energy generation capacity of India? Elaborate. ( 250 words)
Why this question:
The article throws light upon the methods of enhancing cost effective renewable energy generation to augment the capacity of Indian renewable energy sector.
Key demand of the question:
One has to briefly present the Indian renewable energy scenario and explain some of the key cost-effective ways to enhance the renewable energy generation capacity of India.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start by stating facts – India aims to have a renewables capacity of 175 GW by 2022 and 500 GW by 2030. The editorial analyses how India can achieve these targets in a cost-effective manner.
First explain Renewable energy generation capacity of India with relevant facts and details such as – currently installed capacity of 358 GW is about four times of what it was in 1997-98, which shows a doubling of capacity in each of the past two decades — or about 75 MW per day. By India’s historical standards, these are astonishing numbers.
Then move onto discuss what the concerns are therein.
Explain What would be a cost-effective way to enhance the renewable energy generation capacity of India?
Conclude with way ahead.