Bengal mulls renewable energy policy

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on February 16, 2011 Published on February 16, 2011

The West Bengal Government plans to finalise the renewable energy policy by mid-2011, according to Mr M.K. De, Principal Secretary of the Department of Power and Non-conventional Energy Sources

“We have almost finalised the draft for the state renewable energy policy. It will be put in the public domain shortly. We have done two rounds of stake holder consultations. After another round of discussion we will prepare the final draft which will tabled approval of the state cabinet. The entire process will take another 4-5 months,” he said on Wednesday.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference organised by a city based chamber of commerce.

According to him, the proposed policy will help to promote the use of renewable energy in the state. Renewable energy currently accounts for 2.5 per cent of the total energy consumption in West Bengal.

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Published on February 16, 2011
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