Author: Tirthankar Mandal

Renewable energy seeks smoother business experience

The ease of doing business in India’s renewable energy sector needs to improve and the federal and provincial governments have to devise uniform guidelines to encourage project development

India is in the midst of one of the largest transformation in the energy sector through its ambitious renewable energy programme. But several hurdles remain…Read More

Green power to nowhere

The Prime Minister has vowed that India will generate 175 GW through renewable energy sources by 2022 or even 2020; but those planning infrastructure to take this power to the people are only designing for 65 GW, at best

Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, has repeatedly promised at home and abroad that the country will generate 175 GW of…Read More

Renewable energy financing remains a challenge

Although India has made rapid strides in promoting renewable energy, more needs to be done in making financing available and utilizing them efficiently

In the last two and half years of policymaking in the Indian renewable energy (RE) sector, the country has leap-frogged from a modest level to an aggressive player in the world market. If the current plans of the government are…Read more

Smart Cities must be smart about emissions

Core sectors like waste and energy management will be the bedrock to ensure that India’s Smart Cities initiative will propel the country’s urban spaces towards ‘smart’ climate friendly growth with minimal emissions

With studies projecting that 600 million people will be living in its urban areas by 2031, up from about 360 million of its 1.2 billion people now, India is on the cusp of an urbanisation wave. While…Read More

India needs to accelerate International Solar Alliance

The International Solar Alliance launched by India on the opening day of the Paris climate summit is still trying to find its feet; if properly run, it can mobilise the money and new technologies needed to make solar the world’s primary source of energy

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on November 30, 2015, the opening day of the Paris…Read More