PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Goa should be declared as carbon emission zero by 2040.
“We believe that Goa should be declared carbon emission zero by 2040. Have been steadily shifting to renewable energy,” said Sawant
He further said that they’re are working to be the number one state in every possible way.
“We have also decided to make Panaji a solar city by August 15, 2024, for which the work has already started,” he said
Sawant attended the ceremony of signing of MoU between Govt. Of Goa and Indian Oil Corporation.
“New and renewable energy, EV charging stations, marketable recycling of plastic, and tree plantation are the areas of cooperation under the MoU,” said Sawant
Sawant said, the deal will greatly help the state achieve the target of being a zero carbon emission State by 2040.
“Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a 2050 target for the country to become zero carbon emission, we have set a target of 2040 for Goa,” Sawant said, adding that by the end of 2024 the capital city of Panaji will be a ‘solar city’ and work has already commenced.
IOC is India’s largest oil company and besides being the backbone of fuel supplies, it is also pivoting India’s energy transition from fossil-based fuel production and consumption to renewable energy like wind and solar.