In an attempt to tackle marine pollution, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change signed a letter of Intent finilizing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both Indian and Norwegian government agreed on jointly working on keeping oceans clean by signing an MoU and establishing the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in January.
Jamaica is selected to be among the 10 countries that will take part in the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project, which aims to support the implementation of energy-efficiency measures to reduce GHG emissions from shipping. The other countries are Argentina, China, Georgia, India, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Philippines and South Africa.
The Indian Ministry of Shipping, as a part of its ‘Green Port Initiative’, has been emphasizing on use of renewable sources of energy to power Major Ports across the nation. When completed, the projects will help in the reduction of carbon dioxide emission by 136,500 MT annually.
India has built a new solar power plant at the facility of Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu in southern India that has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq km. This makes it the largest solar power plant at a single location, taking the title from the Topaz Solar Farm in California.
India’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust will now harness solar energy and reduce its dependency on conventional electricity from the grid. JNPT is installing solar power plant on several rooftops in its township and commercial premises.
India’s Ministry of Shipping has announced that country’s 12 major ports will be installed with a 82.64 MW of utility-scale solar power infrastructure. This plan is part of the India’s government Green Port Initiative strategy launched earlier this year which aims for ‘cleaner and greener’ airports through the use of renewables technology.
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