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India’s Three Battles To Lose

What, and how India sets about achieving climate goals in the decade to 2030 matters. Not just for the impact it will have on doing our bit on global warming, but also for what it does to shift the country decisively away from our current energy pathways. The decade to 2030 also seems to be […]

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How The Pandemic Hastened Move To Last-Mile Delivery Through EV In India

Introduction The sudden and rapid increase in the demand for e-commerce in recent years has been a catalyst for the surge in last-mile services countrywide. The surge in COVID-19 cases all across the world and growth in the numbers of online shopping has pushed the importance of last-mile to the forefront of the overall supply […]

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Solar O&M Gets Set For The Big League In India

As India’s solar footprint has grown, from a tentative 3.7 GW in 2015 to over 40 GW now, a little appreciated, but growing opportunity is finally getting its place in the sun too. The Solar Operations and Maintainance (O&M) business. A $4 billion business worldwide in 2019, it is set to be a $9 billion […]

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The BCD Calculus: Will It Deliver The Right Outcomes?

As expected, once it did arrive, India’s Basic Customs Duty (BCD) plan for solar cells and equipment has managed to create just the sort of furore that the government claims it seeks to avoid. After all, for once, this was a decision that was long in coming, with intent having been announced last year itself, […]

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As Solar Spreads, Shrinking Space for Wind

It was one of the lesser noticed misses caused by the 2020 pandemic. In fact, we had predicted it in our own January 2020 issue. When Solar capacity would overtake wind in India. But come 2021, and wind energy has finally been overtaken. The news, when it was finally confirmed, couldn’t have been announced with […]

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The Hydrogen Roadmap to 2030.

Underpinned by a global shift of regulators, investors, and consumers towards decarbonisation, Hydrogen (H2) is receiving unprecedented interest and investments. And a new report developed collaboratively by the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey & Company, has tried to provide an overview of these developments in the hydrogen ecosystem. The report ‘Hydrogen Insights: A Perspective on Hydrogen […]

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The 2021 Roadmap For Solar

With Budget 2021 finally behind us, India’s renewable energy sector, particularly solar has to reckon with a new reality finally. The renewable energy sector, especially solar, will have the government’s ear, but don’t expect any major moves anytime soon, as the government grapples with broader issues across the economy. Solar at least has the comfort […]

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2021: Counting On PSU’s To Flex Solar Muscles

Just 5 years ago, if you had looked around at India’s largest energy public sector firms or PSU’s, be they energy producers or consumers, you would have struggled to see ambition, when it came to their renewable energy plans. However, more has changed in the preceding 5 years than any 5 year plan devised by […]

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Blown: How India Lost The Solar Rooftop Battle

Back in 2015, when India declared its renewable energy target of 175GW for 2022, with 100 GW as the share of solar power, the euphoria over the sheer ambition papered over a lot of questions. For not only was this target truly ambitious, but to many, it finally declared the government’s resolve to break away […]

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