Margao – With dismal past record, better not to speak about achieving 100 percent Renewable Energy target with 15000 jobs by 2050. Failed BJP Government is day dreaming when Goans are facing Nightmares of frequent power cuts & proposed hike in power tariffs stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
Reacting to the statement by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant that Goa will be transformed as Renewal Energy Hub by 2050, Leader of Opposition exposed the BJP Government’s poor performance on producing renewable & green energy.
Facts & Figures from my Legislative Assembly Questions reply reveal that Goa achieved only 33.344 MW of Solar Power Energy till 30th November 2022 to meet with Target of 358 MW set to achieve national cumulative target of 175 GW. Now Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant sets a new target of 150 MW in next 2 years with 500 jobs which is completely unrealistic, stated Yuri Alemao.
I suspect that Government has deliberately opted for “Go Slow” approach on Solar & Renewable Energy to facilitate destructive Tamnar Project. If Government invests even half the money on renewable energy generation in Goa, it will cater to meet power consumption needs on entire Goa, claimed Yuri Alemao.
There is no point in providing lip service by making big annoucements at events. Government must prepare an Action Plan to achieve the target of Solar and Renewable Energy generation in the State. Government has also failed to create awareness about the same, said Yuri Alemao.
Government stopped the subsidy scheme for buying Electric Vehicles. This act shows that they are not serious on green energy. If Government has money to spend on events, why they cant give subsidies on Electric Vehicles? questioned Yuri Alemao.