October 2020 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS—CLEAN TECHNOLOGY
Clean-tech can employ 5 million–Finnish institute

Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University ...

Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) and Delhi-based ‘Climate Trends’ in a new report in September established how northern India’s energy systems, comprising the world’s largest metropolitan area—Delhi-NCR—can be switched to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.

The study finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in northern India can be reduced from 825 metric tons of carbon-dioxide equivalent (MtCO2eq) in 2020 to zero by 2050 across all energy sectors as well as create five million new jobs.

Presented at the virtual World Solar Technology summit organised by the International Solar Alliance, the study was a first of its kind modeling that uses geospatial and hourly-demand analysis to design a cost optimal energy system in the future.

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