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Friday Energy Facts: India is Increasingly Dependent on Imported Fossil Fuels as Demand Continues to Rise

August 15, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

India Fossil Fuel Imports

India's dependence on imported fossil fuels rose to 38% in 2012, despite the country having domestic fossil fuel resources. India ranked as the fourth-largest energy consumer in the world in 2011. The country's energy demand continues to climb as a result of its dynamic economic growth and modernization.[read more]

Selling Solar in India Through the Lens of Google Glass

July 15, 2014 by Justin Guay

India Energy Poverty and Solar

Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. No, this isn't some out-of-touch Silicon Valley pipe dream. Innovative companies are pioneering new energy models for rural populations that deliver everything from LED lightbulbs and Skinny Grids to off-grid Wi-Fi to pay-as-you-go solar home systems.[read more]

Bullets Can't Stop India's Heroes

April 30, 2014 by Justin Guay
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India Elections and Energy

Indian economic development is at a critical juncture. From slowing economic growth to the depreciating rupee to widespread disgust with rampant corruption, India's current model has failed to provide a realistic, prosperous future for its people.[read more]

Women, Energy Access, and India's Elections

April 28, 2014 by Justin Guay

By May 12, an expected 815 million voters will have gone to the polls to vote in India's general election. With Indian women voting at increasing rates, politicians are attempting to court female voters more than ever. But the topic of energy should not be overlooked in this election.[read more]

India's Renewable Energy Efforts Poised for Resurgence

April 23, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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India and Renewables

National elections are underway, dominating headlines across India. In parallel, the release of the second report from the IPCC documenting the impacts of climate change, has confirmed again the current and growing risks to the economy, human health and food supply of India’s communities.[read more]

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]