TERI re­leases an­nual pub­li­ca­tion on en­ergy and en­vi­ron­ment

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The En­ergy and Re­sources In­sti­tute (TERI) re­leased the 30th edi­tion of its an­nual pub­li­ca­tion on en­ergy and en­vi­ron­ment - TERI En­ergy and En­vi­ron­ment Data Di­ary and Year­book 2015/16 (TEDDY). Com­pli­ment­ing TERI for bring­ing out the pub­li­ca­tion, KD Tri­pathi, Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Petroleum and Nat­u­ral Gas said, “En­ergy se­cu­rity and en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity are two key di­men­sions that need con­sid­er­a­tion by pol­i­cy­mak­ers and in­dus­try alike. Sus­tained re­view of all the rel­e­vant data and anal­y­sis is im­per­a­tive for in­formed pol­icy-mak­ing. TEDDY 2015-16 pro­vides all the nec­es­sary in­puts for the same.”

Sec­tor High­lights

Coal: Coal re­mained the dom­i­nant fuel in In­dia in 2015, com­pris­ing 56.48% of the to­tal con­sump­tion of fuel. Coal ac­counted for over 67% of the to­tal ca­pac­ity ad­di­tion dur­ing 2014/15. Coal im­ports have grown at a com­pound an­nual growth rate of 25% over the past 5 years, from 68.91 mil­lion tonnes (MT) in 2010/11 to 212.103 MT in 2014/15.

Nat­u­ral gas and petroleum prod­ucts: The to­tal nat­u­ral gas sup­ply, in­clud­ing LNG, in In­dia in 2014/15 was around 53.98 BCM and im­ports formed around 37.7%. The pro­duc­tion of nat­u­ral gas de­clined in 2014/15 by about 5%, from 35.4 bil­lion cu­bic me­tres (BCM) in 2013/14 to 33.65 BCM in 2014/15. As diesel prices were fully de­con­trolled in Oc­to­ber 2014, un­der-re­cov­er­ies on the fuel were brought down to Rs 10,935 crores in 2014/15, from Rs 62,837 crores in the pre­vi­ous fis­cal year.

So­lar en­ergy: The In­dian so­lar pho­to­voltaic (SPV) mar­ket has wit­nessed sig­nif­i­cant growth.

TEDDY is an an­nual TERI pub­li­ca­tion since 1986. The Power Min­is­ter Piyush Goyal re­cently said that the govern­ment plans to achieve 20,000 MW of so­lar pro­duc­tion by 2017. “The so­lar en­ergy mis­sion en­vis­aged 20,000 MW of so­lar elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion by 2022. But this tar­get has been scaled up by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi to 1,00,000 MW (1 Gw) by 2022,” he said at an event held in Mum­bai. He said that his min­istry has al­ready bid out 19,000 MW of so­lar en­ergy projects and that the in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 20,000 MW would be achieved as early as 2017.

The all-In­dia so­lar en­ergy ca­pac­ity stood at 5,248 MW as on 31 Jan­uary 2016, ac­count­ing for 13.3 per cent of the country’s re­new­able en­ergy ca­pac­ity as against neg­li­gi­ble lev­els as of March 2010.

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