Sri Lanka Commits to 70% Renewable Energy by 2030

Sri Lanka has set an ambitious goal of achieving 70% renewable energy by 2030. This commitment aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

The Minister noted that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed the country’s commitment to decarbonization, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050.

Wijesekera indicated that there are discussions to advance this target to 2040, demonstrating Sri Lanka’s determination to lead in sustainable energy practices.

As part of its environmental policy, Sri Lanka will not implement any new coal power plants, and the country has developed a comprehensive long-term generation plan that integrates the principles of renewable energy adoption, carbon neutrality, and the decommissioning of existing coal power plants.

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