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Sumant Sinha writes: Clean energy transition gets a boost in green budget

Feb 2nd, 2022;  Source: Money Control

The five key announcements are: an increase in the PLI scheme outlay for solar manufacturing; a boost to the energy storage ecosystem; creation of climate financing avenues; welcome power sector reforms; and a continued ...ReadMore

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Clean, Green and Go! A Budget needed for India's historic energy transition

Jan 31st, 2022;  Source: Economic Times

If the past year and the beginning of this one tell us something, it is that the FY23 budget could well have a strong clean energy and sustainability orientation. The tone has already been set. ...ReadMore

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A must-surge year for climate goals

Jan 6th, 2022;  Source: Business Standard

Cometh the hour, cometh the sector. The year 2022 will be critical for India’s renewable energy industry if it is to hit the country’s ambitious 2030 and 2070 climate goals. If we don’t ...ReadMore

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Clean energy prospects beyond the 100GW milestone

Sep 21st, 2021;  Source: Mint

Today, India is a global powerhouse of renewable energy. Despite the covid pandemic, steady growth has helped us cross the 100 gigawatt (GW) target of installed capacity (excluding large hydro projects). This is a momentous achievement for India as well as the world, as it helps bring our carbon ...ReadMore

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Towards Greener Pastures

Sep 5th, 2021;  Source: Business Today

India is set to witness a boom in the electricity sector. As things stand, India ranks third globally in both electricity production and consumption. However, our per-capita consumption is a shade over 1,200 kWh (kilowatt-hours), which is a third of the global average, a quarter of China’s and ...ReadMore

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Budget 2021: Bold and creative solutions key to reviving Mission $5 trillion

Jan 30th, 2021;  Source: ET Energy

While a timely and comprehensive stimulus package triggered the revival, India now looks forward to a bold, creative Budget that will catapult our economy back onto a rapid and sustainable growth trajectory. India has started the new year on a promising note with ...ReadMore

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Tackling pollution, beyond stubble burning

Dec 11th, 2020;  Source: Hindustan Times

While stubble burning continues to be a sensitive inter-state issue, the local administration should focus on these “internal” factors and mitigate them through proper planning, strict governance and the active participation of common citizens. ...ReadMore

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Proposed reforms can light up the power sector | Analysis

Aug 27th, 2020;  Source: Hindustan Times

They will discipline discoms, strengthen regulation, enhance private sector participation, push clean energy Universal and round-the-clock access to affordable electricity is a prerequisite for India’s sustained economic growth. India is currently the ...ReadMore

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How India΄s economy can gain from opportunities thrown up after COVID

Jun 22nd, 2020;  Source: Live Mint

A call for Atmanirbhar Bharat is just the right impetus for local manufacturing in a world overly dependent on China It is time to move to a direct benefit transfer model instead of the appeasement tool of farm loan waivers ...ReadMore

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Budget 2020 practical, holistic; execution holds key

Feb 17th, 2020;  Source: Financial Express

The Budget rightly allocates Rs 1.7 lakh crore to give a push to infrastructure development, targeting 9,000 km of economic corridor, more hospitals, highways, high-speed trains, airports and a National Logistics Policy. Budget 2020-21: This year’s Union Budget came at a ...ReadMore