The Navy is pressing ahead with its eco-friendly program, the Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap (INECR). More in News
- As a progressive step, the Indian Navy has pledged 1.5% of its ‘Works’ budget towards renewable energy generation
- INECR comprises specific action plans covering the gamut of operations, maintenance, administration, infrastructure, and community living, the service said in a statement on Environment Day.
- Under the INECR, numerous policies aimed at reduction of energy consumption and environment sustenance have been formulated and disseminated to all ships, as well as shore establishments
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- Pilot projects utilizing wind or a mix of both solar and wind (hybrid) are also being taken up progressively which would not only reduce the carbon footprint but also help achieve self-sustenance in energy security
- Solar photovoltaic (PV) projects has been one of the focus areas of the Navy since the inception of the INECR and 24 MW of Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) projects consisting of both rooftop and land-based solar panels are under execution at various shore establishments of the Navy under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).
- To promote the use of biodiesel, the Navy said that plans were afoot to replace High-Speed Diesel (HSD) (annual usage of 6,300 kL) with B5 blend of HSD. This would result in a direct savings of 5% of HSD, which translates to approximately 315 km annual savings of HSD
- Afforestation drives at Naval stations, under which more than 18,000 plants have been planted over the past one year, would mitigate an estimated 365 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
- An estimated savings of 140 LPG cylinders per year is accrued through the implementation of biogas plants using bio-degradable waste and organic waste converters across naval units