Are we moving in the right direction?

em>A Renewable Portfolio Standard is a policy instrument that ensures renewable energy promotion in a way that is compatible with competitive electricity markets.

Power generation in India is currently dominated by coal, though the country also has significant renewable energy potential (1,40,000 MW) from wind, small hydro, biomass and solar power. The Government has formulated several policies to support renewables. As a result of such initiatives, the current renewable energy power achievement stands at 6,158 MW installed capacity (5 per cent of the country's total installed capacity) with the majority share contributed by wind (47 per cent), followed by small hydro (38 per cent) and biomass (12 per cent).

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