Green energy initiatives in Indian railways: Railway Convention Committee (2014)

Indian railways are one of the least polluting modes of transport and have a commitment in the Paris Agreement on Climate Control. They have to reduce the carbon footprint and heat intensity by almost 30 percent said this report by the Railway Convention Committee presented in the Parliament on March 31, 2017.

Railway Convention Committee (2014), present this Twelfth Report on ‘Green Energy Initiatives in Indian Railways’. Indian Railways have committed themselves to the cause of reducing carbon emission by adopting renewable energy on priority basis. Efforts are being made to make railway operation environment friendly. In fact, Railways are one of the least polluting modes of transport. In 2014, the erstwhile Planning Commission in their document i.e. ‘The Final Report of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth’ has brought out the comparison for energy efficiency of various modes of transport.