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66 Indian airports now run on 100% green energy, Infra News, ET Infra


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New Delhi: The ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) has informed that 66 Indian airports are now operating on 100% green energy, marking a significant step towards environmental sustainability in the aviation sector.

The announcement was made by Gen (Dr) VK Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, highlighting the government’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of India’s aviation industry.

As part of this initiative, MoCA has standardized the Carbon Accounting and Reporting framework across Indian airports. Airport operators with scheduled operations have been directed to map carbon emissions at their airports and work towards achieving carbon neutrality and net-zero emissions in a phased manner.

In addition, MoCA has advised developers of upcoming Greenfield Airports and the respective State Governments to focus on Carbon Neutrality & Net Zero, emphasizing the use of green energy.

This move has already seen notable success, with major airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru achieving Level 4+ and higher Airports International Council (ACI) Accreditation, thus becoming Carbon neutral.

  • Published On Dec 5, 2023 at 05:22 PM IST

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