Sunlight being plentiful in India, the country has the potential to meet its energy needs through renewable sources of energy. While India has been slow in adopting solar energy, it is presently catching up.
Energy consumption in India has increased greatly since the 1980s, but domestic production has remained sluggish. Renewable energy now offers a remedy to the low domestic production levels.
There is rising unemployment in India, which does not bode well for the future. With a major chunk of population in the young cohort, the challenges in the current system of skill development need to be revisited.
The highly ambitious National Solar Mission has only five more years to complete its target of 100 GW power generation capacity. Not only is its completion eagerly awaited, but more crucial would be to see whether the Mission would be able to cover the mass populace that has been left out of the conventional power grid scenario till now.
With increasing urban population, the building sector would be one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. A possible policy solution could be promotion of smart cities and sustainability in terms of energy requirements and environment protection.
The World Bank has ranked Andhra Pradesh as number 1 in ‘Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’. The World Bank was particularly impressed with the effective implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation in Andhra Pradesh, which saw about 1500 MU of Annual Energy Savings within a span of two years through the adoption of LED technology in domestic and urban street lighting sectors. Andhra Pradesh scored an overall 42.01 in energy efficiency, securing the first rank, followed...
As India aims to become a global leader in rooftop solar power, a third party financing model could help unleash the industry’s significant potential—with the right policies and financial instruments.
India figured among the top five nations, both in terms of investment and total capacity generation of renewables in 2015, as per the Renewables 2016 Global Status Report.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a bilateral meeting with the President of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 23, 2016. Photo Courtesy: PIB There is a general feeling today among some sections of the Indian public and the diaspora that the country has entered its best phase in diplomatic mediations. This sense of bonhomie that is being projected by the highest offices of the country unfortunately has not translated into much success at the negotiating...
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