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Climate Change: PM for credit to green initiatives

Underlining that focus should shift from “carbon credit” towards “green credit”, he singled out solar energy, saying it needs to be integrated with hybrid system of energy to make it useful. He favoured setting up of a consortium of nations having potential in solar energy which could join hands with India in innovation and cutting-edge research that would reduce the cost of solar energy, making it more accessible to people.

Chairing the first meeting of the reconstituted ‘Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change here, Modi said that “instead of focussing on emissions and cuts alone, focus should shift on what we have done for clean energy generation, energy conservation and energy efficiency, and what more can be done in these areas,” a PMO statement said. He called for a careful evaluation of all the initiatives that have been taken by India in this regard. These include initiatives in solar energy, wind energy
 projects that have reduced distances or travel times.
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