World Desk, Amar Ujala, Glasgow
Published by: Gaurav pandey
Updated Wed, Nov 10, 2021 8:32 PM IST
The United States of America has officially joined the International Solar Alliance launched by India to increase the use of solar energy.
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This alliance was initiated by Prime Minister Modi and then-French President Francis Hollande during the 2015 climate conference in Paris. The United States announced its accession to the alliance on Wednesday at the COP26 climate summit currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.
Efforts to reduce dependence on conventional energy resources
Within the framework of the International Solar Alliance, a goal has been set to invest US $ 1 billion by 2030 to increase solar energy production worldwide. Through this alliance, the necessary efforts are being made to reduce energy dependence on conventional resources.
According to one figure, the countries included in the International Solar Alliance represent three-quarters of the world’s population. Between 20 and 50 percent of the population in these countries does not have access to electricity. According to the objective established in this alliance, it is expected to produce one terawatt of solar energy by 2020.
India and France started this alliance in 2015
The International Solar Alliance was launched jointly by India and France in 2015 during the 21st conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. The purpose of starting this is to find solutions together to solve the great challenges for the promotion of solar energy.
Most of the countries involved in this alliance are located between the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. That is, these countries are the shortest distance from the Sun and there is a lot of solar energy available in these countries throughout the year. Through this initiative, it is expected to make the most of this renewable energy in these countries.