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India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

November 21, 2013 by Justin Guay

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

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

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]


Solar Energy Capacity Growth Rivals Wind as Manufacturer Outlook Strengthens

October 2, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

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]

India and US Make Progress on HFC Super-Pollutants

September 30, 2013 by David Doniger

The pace of action to phase down the super-potent heat-trapping HFCs quickened when President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Singh announced new joint steps towards controlling HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that saved the ozone layer.[read more]

IPCC Report Sends Urgent Climate Message to Indian and American Leaders

September 29, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India, America, and Climate Change

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s release coincides with Indian Prime Minister Singh’s visit with President Obama, where we hope the leaders engage on the timely issues addressed in the IPCC report.[read more]

US and India Have Historic Opportunity to Fight Climate Change Together

September 21, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

India, US, and Climate Change

President Obama will host Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House next week. The United States and India have benefited from combined efforts to address issues from national security to climate change. Now these leaders have an opportunity to do more.[read more]

Rupee's Plunge Threatens Indian Wind Energy Industry

September 14, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Bloomberg is reporting that the rupee’s biggest plunge in 20 years could have serious billion-dollar repercussions for India's burgeoning wind industry, with higher finance and import costs negating benefits from the government subsidy which was reimplemented last month.[read more]

American Banks Court Controversy With Coal India Offering

September 9, 2013 by Justin Guay

Indian Coal and American Banks

Green is in on Wall Street, or so you'd think. Yet many large banking institutions have lined up for a controversial share offering from one of the world's largest miners, Coal India Limited. Supporting this sale means aiding environmental and social injustice in India's poorest regions.[read more]

India's Untold Story: Solar, Wind Projects Create Jobs, Clean Energy

August 18, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India Renewables

As India celebrates its Independence Day, it can also celebrate its clean energy opportunities as solar, wind, and other renewables expand throughout India. This week, the government announced a $7.9 billion investment designed to increase access to power from wind and solar.[read more]

Preparing for Climate Extremes: Lessons from India Flooding

August 2, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India and Climate Extremes

Disaster planning and preparation can help save lives when the next tragic natural disaster hits. We hope government officials across the world take what India has suffered as a wake-up call, and continue making disaster planning a key part of climate change action.[read more]

India, Coal Imports, And Energy Security

July 31, 2013 by Justin Guay

India Coal Imports


The Indian coal sector is in shambles and imports are a part of the problem, not the solution. Even though India is home to one of the world’s largest coal deposits the country can't mine coal fast enough let alone transport it where it needs to go.[read more]