On August 3, 2023, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd), provided a written reply in the Lok Sabha stating that 86 airports in India are utilizing green energy.
Among these, 55 airports rely entirely on green energy for their total energy consumption, effectively reducing their carbon footprint by replacing non-renewable energy sources.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has encouraged all operational airports with scheduled operations and upcoming greenfield airports to strive for carbon neutrality and net zero emissions.
This includes adopting green energy solutions as part of their efforts to reduce environmental impact.
Various airports worldwide, including Heathrow, Bristol, and London Gatwick in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Athens in Greece, Oslo in Norway, Brussels in Belgium, Budapest in Hungary, Copenhagen in Denmark, San Diego in the US, Vancouver in Canada, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and others, have achieved carbon neutrality through the implementation of various measures.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is a Miniratna - Category-I Public Sector Enterprise responsible for managing seventeen international airports in India, both owned by the AAI and operated privately.
Established: 1 April 1995
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairman: Sanjeev Kumar
DGCA (ex-officio): Arun Kumar