We will be the only carbon-neutral post operations by 2025: Gautam Adani

The climate-friendly transformation includes electrifying all cranes, switching all diesel-based Internal Transfer Vehicles to battery-based ITVs, and installing an additional 1000 MW of captive renewable capacity.

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Making the target for net-zero port operations by 2040, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani made a big announcement on Friday saying that all its port operations will be carbon neutral by 2025.

Taking it to his official X handle, Adani tweeted, “By 2025, we will set a national benchmark being the only carbon-neutral port operations and be Net Zero for APSEZ by 2040. Our climate-friendly transformation includes electrifying all cranes, switching all diesel-based Internal Transfer Vehicles to battery-based ITVs, and installing an additional 1000 MW of captive renewable capacity. Our dedication to protecting the environment is also reflected in our expanding mangrove plantations, aiming for a remarkable 5000 hectares by FY 25. This is yet another step towards a greener future and further testament of our commitment to climate stewardship.”

Mangroves are essential to the coastal ecology because they support a variety of plants and animals and act as a natural barrier against soil erosion.

On Thursday on another post, Adani shared that the conglomerate is setting up the world’s largest green energy park in Runn of Kutch in Gujarat, which will cover 726 sq km of landmass. 

He said that the with the help of this project they will generating 30 GW to power over 20 million homes. This marks a significant milestone in India's journey towards sustainable energy, underlining our commitment to the Solar Alliance and the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, he added in the post.

It is to be noted here that with this, India is aiming to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 45%. Finally, India commits to net-zero emissions by 2070.

(With inputs from ANI)