Need to take up new energy R & D in mission mode

In his address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, President APJ Abdul Kalam emphasised the need for 'energy independence' wherein 'energy security' is a strategy in transition only. He stated: "The strategic goals for energy independence by 2030 would thus call for a shift in the structure of energy sources... The most significant aspect, however, would be that the power generated through renewable energy technologies may target 20-25% against the present 5%". Full Text