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Green hydrogen policy is great, but we need more


Feb 25th, 2022;  Source: Mint


Our new policy is expected to reduce costs and aid exports but further measures could put us on an accelerated path to success Sumant Sinha is the chairman and chief executive officer of ReNew Power and president-designate of Assocham. The announcement of the first phase of India’s Green Hydrogen ...ReadMore


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A green Budget for long-term strong growth: Sumant Sinha, CEO, ReNew


Feb 2nd, 2022;  Source: Financial Express


Budget 2022, against the backdrop of a reviving economy, has started the process of creating a blueprint for steering the economy towards Amrit Kaal, a 25-year-long period of strong and sustainable growth in the buildup to India’s 100th year of independence. Outlining four priority areas – PM Ga ...ReadMore


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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 focus on energy access via decentralized clean energy. India needed a budget tha ...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. Earlier this month, Narendra Modi called for a ‘Pro-Planet People’ approach at a virtual Davos summit. ...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 ramp up the tempo in 2022, it will make the targets more difficult to reach in each succeeding year. The goa ...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 emi ...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 a t ...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 the world’s biggest vaccination dr ...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. Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of ...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 world’s third-largest producer of electricit ...ReadMore