Renewable Energies are the most valued projects of our time and will be in the future and as we can see that today, we are much more aware of Renewable energies and its ways and means. Our Government constantly working on towards the generation, conservation, and promotion of more use of renewable energies.
We have Specific Ministry for the same named “Ministry Of New And Renewable Energy” (MNES) which is working as is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy. The broad aim of the Ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of the country.
Creation CASE and Ministry:
- Commission for Additional Sources of Energy (CASE) in 1981.
- Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (DNES) in 1982.
- Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) in 1992.
- Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) renamed as Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in 2006.
The role of new and renewable energy has been assuming increasing significance in recent times with the growing concern for the country’s energy security. Energy self-sufficiency was identified as the major driver for new and renewable energy in the country in the wake of the two oil shocks of the 1970s. The sudden increase in the price of oil, uncertainties associated with its supply and the adverse impact on the balance of payments position led to the establishment of the Commission for Additional Sources of Energy in the Department of Science & Technology in March 1981. The Commission was charged with the responsibility of formulating policies and their implementation, programmes for the development of new and renewable energy apart from coordinating and intensifying R&D in the sector. In 1982, a new department, i.e., Department of Non-conventional Energy Sources (DNES), that incorporated CASE, was created in the then Ministry of Energy. In 1992, DNES became the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources. In October 2006, the Ministry was re-christened as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
If we talk about the Government body working on Renewable Energy in Rajasthan is Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) which had been formed by merging erstwhile Rajasthan Energy Development agency (REDA) and the Rajasthan State Power Corporation Ltd. (RSPCL) in August 2002.