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Union minister Piyush Goyal addresses 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress
Addressing the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress on August 21, Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal stated that energy sector must focus on 3Ds which are shared goals consisting of De-carbonisation of the energy space; more Decentralisation of energy space; and Digitalisation of the energy space.

According to an official release, Goyal gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference.

"With each passing day we are running out of time and we need to accelerate our efforts in coordination to promote clean energy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If we do not address to these 3Ds, I am worried that the World might end up decelerating the global economy", the Minister said.

The main statements of Goyal as reported by the release at the Congress were as follows:

-Rapid decline in the quality of the atmosphere due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions globally has become probably the largest challenge before humanity today. Fortunately, post the Paris agreement, the world as a whole has recognised that climate change is a serious issue and it needs to be addressed globally in a mission mode, the Minister added.

-India is spearheading a number of engagements on the global platform to address the challenge, which include the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Mission Innovation, global engagements on rapid de-carbonisation of the energy space, the African Renewable Energy Initiative, the G20 Energy Ministers getting together to see what can be done to look at a better future for the world, inter alia.

-Advent of Technology will make renewable energy more attractive particularly for emerging and growing economies like India, especially when renewable energy costs are down as compared to other forms of conventional energy sources.

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