Importance Of Using Renewable Sources Of Energy For Maintaining Ecological Sustainability In Case Of In Extreme Climate Vulnerable Zones : A Case Study Of Sagar Island Of Sundarban
The power sector in West Bengal has achieved significant improvement over the years in the areas of electricity generation, transmission and distribution. Two percent (2%) of the total power requirement of the State is met from Renewable Energy (RE) sources. There is a need for optimally harnessing the RE potential
in the state. In the implementation of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), a share of 15% of India’s total energy requirements is targeted to be met from renewable sources by 2020. To meet this ambitious target, a number of initiatives are being perused by various State Governments for enhancing the
growth of renewable energy through active Public and Private participation in the sector. This paper also briefly addresses issues on the relationship between climate change and use of various kind of climate adaptation measures specially renewable energy sources for solving the power related problem of extremely climate vulnerable zone of Sundarban .
Renewable energy, Climate vulnerable, Adaptation measure
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