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Modi, Energy, and the Indian Elections

April 9, 2014 by Justin Guay

Modi and Indian Elections

On the coast of India's Gulf of Kutch in Western Gujarat, near a small town called Mundra, an iconic fight against Tata Power's Mundra coal plant is brewing. This fight has become the epicenter of a 'rousing struggle' against coal expansion - and a microcosm of India's election politics.[read more]

Report: Building Efficiency Incentives, Strong Codes Form Cornerstone to Greener, More Energy-Secure Indian Cities

March 6, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Buidling Efficiency in India

Recently in Delhi, my colleague Dr. David Goldstein and I discussed increasing building efficiency in India’s states at a high-level meeting held by the Planning Commission, Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and key state leaders.[read more]

US Challenges India's Solar Energy Industry, Again

February 20, 2014 by Justin Guay
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The United States filed a WTO complaint against India alleging that India may be unfairly supporting the development of its solar manufacturing industry. This complaint will only further enflame tensions between the two largest democracies over an issue we all support: deploying more clean energy.[read more]

Coal India Abandons Share Offer Amongst Growing Investor Skepticism

February 13, 2014 by Justin Guay

India Energy and Investor Skepticism

 

Three years of waiting can turn into an eternity for a coal company. In October of 2010, Coal India, then the world's largest coal miner, was generally seen as one of the most valuable equity investments in the world of emerging economies.[read more]

Meet India's New Environment Minister - 'Oily Moily'

February 12, 2014 by Justin Guay

India, the Environment, and Oil

Recently, after the shocking news that India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been tapped to take over the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), many fear the proverbial wolf has actually been put in charge of the hen house.[read more]

How Can India Defeat its Debilitating Smog?

February 8, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

India and Smog

Last week as I was driving through Delhi, dense clouds obscured the roads, making me feel almost like I was home in foggy San Francisco. Traffic nearly came to a standstill as visibility fell so low that my colleague and I could barely see the vehicles just a few car lengths ahead.[read more]

India, AAP, and the People's Energy Plan

January 15, 2014 by Justin Guay
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India Energy Plan

Indian development is at a pivotal moment. From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis to widespread anger over rampant corruption in politics the actual inevitability of India's ascent no longer seems assured.[read more]

World Bank Foresees Potential For 20 GW Indian Solar Energy Future

December 22, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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Indian Solar Future

India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, launched in 2010, is poised to make India a global leader in the development of solar power. Aiming to install 20 GW of solar power by the yer 2020, India has grown from an installed solar capacity of only 30 MW in 2010 to 2,000 MW in 2013.[read more]

India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

November 21, 2013 by Justin Guay
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India, Oil, and EVs

As India reels from a perfect storm of increasing fossil fuel import bills, capital outflows, and a stagnating economic environment attention to its current account deficit has grown exponentially. I've written on the threat coal imports pose in the past but the biggest threat from fossil fuel imports is clearly oil.[read more]

Green Building Congress Strives to Make India a Future Building Efficiency Leader

November 10, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

With green buildings making up less than five percent of the booming Indian building market, developers, governments and experts reiterated the tremendous opportunity for expanding energy efficiency construction in India during the Green Building Congress 2013.[read more]

India Breaks 2 GW Solar Energy Barrier

November 3, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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India Solar Development

A new update from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India has proclaimed the country has passed the 2 GW landmark for grid-connected solar. The figures showed that, as of September 30, 2013, the total solar installed capacity was just over 2000 MW.[read more]

Mixed Signals and Missed Opportunities as India Puts the Brakes on HFC Phase-Down Talks

October 31, 2013 by David Doniger

After a summer of diplomatic progress at the level of presidents and prime ministers, expectations were high that countries would launch negotiations on phasing down the dangerous heat-trapping HFCs at meetings of the Montreal Protocol in Bangkok last week.[read more]

Energy Risk: India's Coal Bubble

October 18, 2013 by Justin Guay
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A few short years ago the assumption that coal demand was essentially endless in China and India was seen as irrefutable. Now this 'coal consensus' is breaking as analysts from Citi Bank to Bernstein predict a rapidly approaching peak in Chinese coal demand.[read more]

New Guidelines Spur India's Solar Mission, But Financing Solutions Still Needed

October 15, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India’s solar energy market is heating up this month as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy releases its Phase 2 guidelines that will govern the next batch of solar energy project bids for funding through the National Solar Mission.[read more]

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Solar Energy Capacity Growth Rivals Wind as Manufacturer Outlook Strengthens

October 2, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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Global PV Development

New solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity may rival or exceed the growth in wind energy for the first time in 2013, as growing demand and continuing industry consolidation begin to brighten prospects for solar manufacturers, industry analysts report.[read more]