Indian Aviation's Green Shift: 86 Airports Go Green
India's aviation industry is taking significant strides towards sustainable aviation, with approximately 86 airports in the country actively adopting green energy solutions.
Of these, 55 airports have already achieved the remarkable feat of fulfilling their entire energy consumption through renewable sources.
Gen. V.K. Singh (Retd.), the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, unveiled this data during a session in the Lok Sabha. He emphasised the importance of reducing carbon emissions at airports for a better future, which necessitates a shift away from traditional energy sources.
According to Singh, conventional energy sources are the primary contributors to airports' carbon emissions. To combat this, airports are now prioritising the adoption of green energy alternatives to minimise their carbon footprint.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has taken a proactive approach, advising all operational airports with scheduled operations and upcoming Greenfield Airports to strive for Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero, which includes the extensive utilisation of green energy.
This global shift towards sustainable energy sources is not limited to India; airports worldwide are embracing renewable and green energy practices.
Airports like Heathrow, London Gatwick, Bristol (UK), Athens (Greece), Oslo (Norway), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), San Diego (US), Vancouver (Canada), and Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) have already achieved carbon neutrality. These achievements have been made possible primarily through the adoption of renewable energy sources alongside other complementary measures.
Source: ABP News Bureau