Diesel four wheelers to be banned in Indian Cities by 2027!
The oil Ministry has recommended a full ban on diesel-powered four-wheelers in all cities of India with a population of one million or more by 2027.
Bhubaneswar: The Energy Transition Advisory Committee of the Petroleum Ministry has recommended a full ban on diesel-powered four-wheelers in all cities of India with a population of one million or more by 2027. The committee, which was appointed by the Indian government to create a roadmap for the transition to clean energy, is led by former petroleum secretary Tarun Kapoor.
The report submitted by the committee also recommends that no new diesel-powered city buses be introduced to metropolitan areas. The committee has advised that a ban on diesel-powered four-wheelers should be enforced in five years.
Meanwhile, the government plans to make all new registrations for delivery cars to be electric in all cities with a population of more than one million people starting 2024. That means 75% of delivery cars in the cities of the country will be electric in the next ten years.
According to the report, the Indian Railways is also adapting the electrifying of its rails. It aims to increase the national freight share of railroads should increase from 23% to 50% in next 15 years.
The report states that grid power increase from 18% to 40% of India’s total energy consumption, as increased electricity usage will lead to greater use in industrial, transportation, and culinary applications.
The reports also revealed that 25% of households should use electricity for cooking by 2030. The report also recommends mixing hydrogen and compressed biogas with LPG, the most common cooking fuel in the nation.
In order to increase the share of clean energy sources, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas formed the Energy Transition Advisory Committee. The clean energy sources include hydrogen, biofuel, nuclear, geothermal, and tidal in the country. The committee was formed to help India achieve its net-zero emission target by 2070. The committee aims to create an energy transition roadmap within six months. The committee is also responsible for developing transition strategies for oil corporations and will provide recommendations for developing these plans.
During the Leaders Summit on Climate, India announced that it would reach its net-zero emission goal by 2070. Energy Transition Advisory Committee will examine and launch plans to achieve the net-zero emission goal. The Oil corporations were asked to develop strategies to expand their renewable energy portfolios to achieve this goal. Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil, and Hindustan Petroleum recently announced a combined effort to install 22,000 charging stations to aid in the transportation industry’s transition to sustainable energy.