• Social security incomplete without energy security: Goyal

    Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal has noted that India has its own developmental imperatives in the near future; hence it cannot shun the use of fossil fuels completely from its energy basket.

    Addressing a distinguished gathering of Industry stalwarts from energy sector at a media event, ‘Energy Conclave, 2016 – Securing India’s Green Future’, organized here yesterday, Goyal said it was important to strike a balance between the conventional and renewable sources of energy and rapid societal development and environmental concerns.

    He also expressed happiness to see renewable energy taking centre stage in discussions on power sector recently.The Minister noted that it is of prime importance to achieve the goal of ‘One Nation, On Grid, One Price’ at the earliest and create a robust transmission grid network where affordable power is seamlessly available to the common man throughout the nation, at one price.

    Goyal pointed out that the government, after taking charge, has made the solar power target five times to 100 GW by 2022. Mike McGlinchey Womens Jersey

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