Market-driven Distributed Solar to alleviate India’s Energy Poverty — Serra Power CEO at TiE Silicon Valley

TiE SIG Energy: Powering India’s Poor – Mobile Phones, Mini-Grids, and Community Power | TiE Silicon Valley Speaking at the event, Sanjay Dani, Serra Power Solutions CEO, defined energy poverty (Video Clip 1) as the lack of 24/7 access to reliable electricity, which affects over 700 million people in India alone. On the panel with […]

Rising Coal Costs Raise Credit Risks for Coal Power Projects

Coal Power Loses Its Luster in India as Costs Rise The Association of Power Producers, which represents more than 20 private power companies in India, recently estimated that more than 50 power projects accounting for 68,000 megawatts of capacity were at the risk of financial default.

India is NOT China, whether flouting environment concerns or executing mega infrastructure projects

India Struggles to Deliver Enough Electricity for Growth – NYTimes.com Two years ago, more than two dozen large power projects were planned near the company’s workshop, but most of them have been scrapped or put off because India cannot dig up enough coal to fuel them.

Indian power minister seeks to confront coal shortage with renewables

India’s power minister calls for thrust in hydro, solar energy to tide over coal shortage « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India The mismatch is expected to widen the gap between the country’s demand and supply of energy, with coal imports meeting nearly a third of demand after five years. Whereas coal will […]

Rapid growth of Per-capita energy consumption in India and China

Chindia Will Consume 31% of the World’s Energy in 2035 : Greentech Media That report predicts that India and China will consume 31 percent of the world’s energy in 2035, up from 21 percent in 2008. There are significant environmental, capacity and sociopolitical challenges that will preclude meeting all this growth with only coal power […]

Moving the Needle on CO2 Emissions Globally

As per-capita energy consumption goes up with living standards in emerging economies, easy access to cost competitive, clean energy will be essential for slowing down growth in carbon dioxide emissions. Going Green but Getting Nowhere – NYTimes.com When your average is 20 tons per year, going down to 18 tons is as easy as taking a […]

Global adoption of clean energy requires meeting aspirations of five billion people

Vinod Khosla says get rid of experts and invent the future you want (video) | VentureBeat “Five billion people want to live like 500 million do today, with an energy-rich lifestyle,”

Bright Future for Clean Energy Globally; India is Set to Catch Up Fast in Solar

Who Will Win the Clean-Energy Revolution? – Phyllis Cuttino and Michael Liebreich – Project Syndicate India, too, entered the ranks of the top-ten countries for clean-energy investment in 2010. Moreover, its five-year growth rate for renewable-energy capacity also ranked tenth worldwide, and the country was seventh in terms of installed capacity.

NYT Story on Power Mogul Gautam Adani Highlights India’s Power Supply Constraints

Billionaires’ Rise Aids India, and Vice Versa – NYTimes.com Today, India is increasingly turning to the private sector to deliver the electricity needed to maintain rapid economic growth into the future. India’s economy is growing at more than 8 percent annually, but is badly constrained by an inadequate power supply after years in which the […]

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