Policy needs to incentivise experimentation with mobility models
The first set of projects will set the course for a subsidy-free offshore wind regime in India too
Set an ambitious target, finalise the incentives, drive it from the top and avoid flip-flops in policy decisions
A few critical announcements about likely themes in energy and mobility this year had a familiar ring but for a surprise one on a shift away from upstream gas investments
A concerted policy push can accelerate annual installation, especially if rooftop solar market gains traction. Aggressive auction schedule, if implemented, may help realise India's elusive target
It is unclear why a government, which is investing in a superfast bullet train at one end, has chosen a less-than-the-most-advanced electric vehicle option
Is solar energy becoming a Veblen good for India?
While the grid-connected consumer opts for diesel power, the off-grid consumer burns kerosene
The govt wants 'most, if not all' vehicles to be powered by electricity by 2030
The average price for traded power has ranged from Rs 2-3 per unit in the recent past
It is estimated that the cost of solar panels will decline another 20 per cent this year
The US turns away from clean power plan as India mulls its options
Low solar, wind tariffs to trigger structural changes
The new way is to lock in maximum amount of super low-cost clean power, or 'base-cost renewables'
2017 will be the year of solar in India, thanks to aggressive target, policy support