K'taka to unveil new renewable energy policy

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Bangalore, Nov 11 (UNI) The Karnataka government is planning to unveil a new Renewable Energy policy by January one, to generate an additional 2,500 MW power in the next five years, according to Energy Department Principal Secretary K Jairaj.

Addressing a Renewable Energy Conclave and CEOs Round Table here today, he said the state has tremendous potential for the growth of renewable energy.

He said the industries should come forward with their innovative ideas which could be replicated on a bigger scale to shift from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and bio-mass.

The industries should play an active role in formualating the new Renewable Energy policy to make it more dynamic to promote energy security and reducing the dependance on grids, he said.

Stating that there was no looking back on renewable energy sources, Mr Jairaj said the state government is also planning to promote biomass energy in 105 taluks with a target of generating of power 500 MW in the near future.

UNI SIV ROY AK HT1240

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