A significant green energy milestone has been achieved in India, with 86 airports across the country adopting renewable energy sources. Out of these, an impressive 55 airports have successfully attained 100 percent green energy consumption, contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions in the aviation sector. The use of conventional energy sources has been identified as a major cause of carbon emissions at airports, making the shift to green energy an essential step in curbing environmental impact.
In light of this success, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has advised all operational airports with scheduled operations and developers of upcoming Greenfield Airports to aim for Carbon Neutrality & Net Zero, including the use of green energy. Airports worldwide are also prioritising renewable energy, with several international airports already achieving Carbon Neutrality through various measures, including green and renewable energy adoption. This information was disclosed by Gen. (Dr.) V. K. Singh (Retd), Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.