One Sun, One World, One Grid for seamless energy

One Sun, One World, One Grid for seamless energy

GS III - Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

Geography – Paper II - India’s role in world affairs

  • In the COP26, an initiative by India and the United Kingdom to tap solar energy and have it travel seamlessly across borders was announced.
  • It includes a group of Governments called the Green Grids InitiativeOne Sun One World One Grid group — and was announced at COP26 by summit host United Kingdom’s Prime Minister and Indian PM.
  • In the presence of other heads of government, including U.S. President Joe Biden, the two Prime Ministers presented the One Sun Declaration, endorsed by more than 80 countries, setting out the group’s aims.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had developed an application that could compute the potential solar energy at any point on earth and help decide if it would be suitable for solar energy installations.
  • A Ministerial Steering Group will work towards accelerating the making of large solar power stations and wind farms in the best locations, linked together by continental-scale grids crossing national borders.

Members of the group

  • The Ministerial Steering Group includes France, India, the United Kingdom and the United States, and will also have representatives from Africa, the Gulf, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
  • Germany attended the first meeting as an observer, while post-election negotiations on a new government continue, as did Australia.
  • Research support for the Green Grids Initiative is being provided by the Climate Compatible Growth consortium of universities, which includes Cambridge, Imperial College, Oxford and University College London.
  • The Green Grids Initiative Working Groups made up of national and international agencies have already been established for Africa and for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Their membership includes most major multilateral development banks, such as the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank.

For Prelim Exam make notes on it

  • Green Grids Initiative and its members
  • One Sun Declaration

 

Source : The Hindu