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  • 06-Aug-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    Anti-portfolios and portfolios

    Old India is not exactly ready to deal with the animal spirits of the young India

  • 09-Jul-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    The irresistible charm of electric mobility

    Solar was to India's 2014 Budget what electric vehicles is to the 2019 Budget

  • 11-Jun-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    The lure of floating solar plants

    Water is emerging as the new land for solar plants in India, and around the world

  • 14-May-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    The five vows

    Powering green buildings and zero-emission vehicles must find a place among the priorities of the new government

  • 16-Apr-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    D for disruption

    Here's how electric cars and buses are displacing oil consumption

  • 05-Mar-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    The Rs 100-billion wager

    Here's what India can learn from China's electric vehicles programme

  • 05-Feb-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    'Lego-like' solar and driver-less cars

    A huge transition is underway in electricity, transport and green finance

  • 08-Jan-2019 | Vandana Gombar

    The 1-in-10 achievement

    The share of renewable energy in generation is reaching 10 per cent, and the country's first gigawatt-scale floating solar tender is out

  • 25-Dec-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    India's conflicting ambitions

    If we want to expand clean energy, why are we expanding the not-so-clean options?

  • 27-Nov-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Bird, Lime and disruption

    Two young companies are offering electric two-wheelers for hire via mobile apps to encourage smart, affordable mobility for short distances

  • 30-Oct-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    The 24x7 clean energy goal

    In India, it is not easy for consumers to buy clean power. Nor is it easy for consumers to buy non-clean power, given the state of the power distribution companies

  • 04-Sep-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Look who is embracing renewables

    Besides Infosys, three companies have committed to 100 per cent renewables usage under the RE100 umbrella: Dalmia Cement, Tata Motors and Hatsun Agro

  • 07-Aug-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Unchanged landscape

    More than two years after two Asian multilateral banks were set up for green financing, there's little change in the way such projects are financed

  • 11-Jul-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Second half of 2018 begins with a bang

    Solar tariffs in India made headlines again, dropping to the record low levels seen last year

  • 13-Jun-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    China kinks the solar growth curve

    Subsidy-free solar is likely to become the norm not only in the world's largest solar market but in many other countries around the world

  • 16-May-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    'Corporate' market for clean energy grows

    The total clean energy procurement by corporates so far in 2018 has reached 3.3 gigawatts. Most of this is in the US, and is for wind

  • 18-Apr-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Where are India's mobility experiments?

    Policy needs to incentivise experimentation with mobility models

  • 29-Mar-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Subsidy-free offshore wind plants piquing interest of clean energy industry

    The first set of projects will set the course for a subsidy-free offshore wind regime in India too

  • 21-Feb-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Getting the electric vehicle policy right

    Set an ambitious target, finalise the incentives, drive it from the top and avoid flip-flops in policy decisions

  • 23-Jan-2018 | Vandana Gombar

    Agenda 2018 marks new turn in energy

    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

  • 28-Nov-2017 | Vandana Gombar

    A 100 gigawatt per year run rate

    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

  • 31-Oct-2017 | Vandana Gombar

    Fast bullet train, slow car

    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

  • 05-Sep-2017 | Vandana Gombar

    The awkward case for expensive power

    Is solar energy becoming a Veblen good for India?

  • 08-Aug-2017 | Vandana Gombar

    A tale of two power zones

    While the grid-connected consumer opts for diesel power, the off-grid consumer burns kerosene

  • 25-Jul-2017 | Vandana Gombar

    The electric vehicle party

    The govt wants 'most, if not all' vehicles to be powered by electricity by 2030