Mini-Grids: Electricity for all

Today, in India, we face both an environment as well as a development crisis. On the one hand we are still struggling with the problems of inequality, poverty and improving the human development indicators. On…

Growth of renewable energy in India

Renewable energy has arrived. In matter of a decade, it has grown from a fringe player to a mainstream actor in the energy sector. In the past ten years, installation of renewable energy for electricity…

Who needs ultra mega solar power plants?

Government plans to set up four large-scale solar power plants that will cost a whopping Rs 1.2 lakh crore. Will they serve millions of energy poor?   The bigger the better seems to be the…

Poor show for renewable energy sector

In the budget 2013-14, finance minister P Chidambaram reiterated India’s dependence on coal imports, which is likely to go up to 185 million tonnes in 2016-17 from the existing 100 million tonnes, but did not…