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Why India should keep coal out of its infrastructure story

As India looks to “build back better” from the Covid crisis, the country would benefit economically, environmentally and socially by investing in clean technologies. In late 2019, the Indian government announced a $1.4trn National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) to jump-start economic growth. This plan includes a high-profile target for the addition of 75GW of thermal power…

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New Approaches Needed to Value India’s Energy Resources

Central and state renewable energy procurement agencies in India cancelled approximately 7,000 MW of tenders for solar and wind capacity addition in 2018. They reason that delaying procurement will lead to savings in purchase costs, since the levelised cost of energy for new projects is generally lower than the cost of old ones. The hidden…

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Voluntary Renewable Energy Certificates: Win-Win for India Inc. and Government

Government actions to facilitate the use of renewable energy certificates (RECs) can improve Indian companies’ ability to compete globally—a major policy objective of the current government. Driven partly by consumer demand, firms are being serious about the “source” of energy they use for operations. According to the Harvard Business Review, firms that approach energy as…