New and Renewable Energy – Solar, Wind, Bio, Cogeneration, Energy Efficiency, Hydro, Geothermal
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) 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
To get an idea of the commitment levels of India towards New & Renewable Energy Sources, the following facts and events will throw light on how far back in time it was envisioned t harness natural energy resources
- 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.
Renewable and Alternative energy sources are set to play an increasingly important role in providing the electricity to heat, cool, light and drive machines and vehicles that the society needs. There is a wide range of energy sources such as solar energy (both photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind energy, bio-fuels and biomass, hydro-electric, geothermal, Tidal Waves and heat pumps