Energy Minister RK Singh – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

NEW DELHI: Days after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam said India would be forced to use coal as gas prices were above affordability, Energy Minister RK Singh said on Tuesday that reliance on fossil fuels was unhealthy, not only for the environment, but also for the economy.

The minister speaking at the fifth edition of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) said India had a responsibility to enable development in parts of the world that lack access to energy and electricity. energy security. “The past two years have repeatedly reminded us that the global reliance on fossil fuels is unhealthy, not only for the environment, but also for the economy,” said RK Singh.

He added that “the good news is that we already have the tools we need to counter them, and the development of technology ensures that even more effective resources will be made available in the years to come. It is now up to us to decide how quickly we can deploy them.

“In this pursuit of energy transition, we have a responsibility to enable development in regions of the world that do not have access to energy,” he said. Meanwhile, India and France are re-elected as ISA president and co-president at the body’s fifth general assembly.

NEW DELHI: Days after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam said India would be forced to use coal as gas prices were above affordability, Energy Minister RK Singh said on Tuesday that reliance on fossil fuels was unhealthy, not only for the environment, but also for the economy. The minister speaking at the fifth edition of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) said India had a responsibility to enable development in parts of the world that lack access to energy and electricity. energy security. “The past two years have repeatedly reminded us that the global reliance on fossil fuels is unhealthy, not only for the environment, but also for the economy,” RK Singh said. He added that “the good news is that we already have the tools we need to counter them, and the development of technology ensures that even more effective resources will be made available in the years to come. It is now up to us to decide how quickly we can deploy them. “In this pursuit of energy transition, we have a responsibility to enable development in regions of the world that do not have access to energy,” he said. Meanwhile, India and France are re-elected as ISA President and Co-President at the body’s fifth general assembly.