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IEEFA India: Volatile LNG prices present opportunity to switch to cleaner fuel sources

IEEFA India: Volatile LNG prices present opportunity to switch to cleaner fuel sources

Lower demand for LNG leads to under-utilisation of infrastructure and raises stranded asset risks

19 January, 2022 (IEEFA India): High and volatile liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices are an opportunity for India’s gas-dependent industries and the city gas distribution network to switch to cleaner, non-fossil fuel alternatives like biogas and biomethane, says a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). This will also avoid […]

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IEEFA/Ember India: Uttar Pradesh is at a crossroads in its electricity transition

IEEFA/Ember India: Uttar Pradesh is at a crossroads in its electricity transition

Solar is now key to meeting the state’s future energy demand

17 December (IEEFA/Ember, India): Uttar Pradesh has fallen behind other power-intensive Indian states in terms of delivering on renewable capacity targets. A new joint report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and energy think tank Ember says urgent action is needed to get back on track, not only for the state […]

IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

With measures to protect farmers and food production, agrivoltaics could accelerate the renewable energy roll-out

8 December (IEEFA India): Agrivoltaics, the practice of generating solar power on farmland in ways that complement agricultural production, could become an important new renewable energy sector in India, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). But for the sector to thrive, measures to safeguard farming communities and agricultural […]

IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

Tenders have evolved from “vanilla” solar or wind, to hybrid, to round-the-clock

24 November (IEEFA/JMK Research India): Electricity distribution companies (discoms) demand firm and uninterrupted renewable power. A new report by IEEFA and JMK Research highlights the important role that different mixes of generation sources and storage technologies can play in overcoming the intermittency challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) and ensuring grid stability. Renewable energy blended […]

IEEFA: Innovative financing can help India achieve its renewable energy goals

IEEFA: Innovative financing can help India achieve its renewable energy goals

Green bonds, multilateral development bank loans and infrastructure investment trusts are among potential financing sources

29 October (IEEFA India): To reach India’s renewable energy goals, companies in the sector will need to fund capacity expansion with massive amounts of capital at competitive rates. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) looks at how this can be done by augmenting traditional financing structures and sources […]

IEEFA: Battery storage and green hydrogen can boost India’s renewable energy efforts

IEEFA: Battery storage and green hydrogen can boost India’s renewable energy efforts

Markets for grid-scale batteries and green hydrogen are taking shape in India

21 October (IEEFA India): Battery storage and green hydrogen – markets that are critical for India’s renewable future and energy security – could scale up rapidly in the country, bolstered by government policy and private company ventures, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Grid-scale energy […]

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IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland
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IEEFA: Agrivoltaics – how India can combine solar power and farmland

With measures to protect farmers and food production, agrivoltaics could accelerate the renewable energy roll-out

8 December (IEEFA India): Agrivoltaics, the practice of generating solar power on farmland in ways that complement agricultural production, could become an important new renewable energy sector in India, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). But for the sector to thrive, measures to safeguard farming communities and agricultural […]

IEEFA Update: How India’s clean energy drive is supercharged by Reliance’s grand ambitions

Critical mass of investment boosts India's clean energy value chain, delivers significant localisation while deploying disrupt-and-dominate strategy

With more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy on its grid, India is now commencing what some energy industry experts are referring to as chapter 3 of its clean energy story. Chapter 1 began in 2010 when the government set a 20GW solar capacity target by 2020 under the National Solar Mission. In Paris […]

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IEEFA Update: India’s coal crisis produced twin glaring conclusions – coal is expensive and unreliable

The coal crisis must accelerate the push for renewables – and solar is now the prime low-cost source of electricity in India

A key takeaway from India’s coal crisis is the urgent need for the country to accelerate its transition to a secure, reliable and low-emissions electricity system. India faced huge coal shortages from mid-August to October 2021. Monsoons impact Coal India Ltd. (CIL) production every year, but this year was different – India witnessed an extended […]

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IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power
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IEEFA/JMK Research: Round-the-clock tenders can help meet demand for firm renewable power

Tenders have evolved from “vanilla” solar or wind, to hybrid, to round-the-clock

24 November (IEEFA/JMK Research India): Electricity distribution companies (discoms) demand firm and uninterrupted renewable power. A new report by IEEFA and JMK Research highlights the important role that different mixes of generation sources and storage technologies can play in overcoming the intermittency challenge of variable renewable energy (VRE) and ensuring grid stability. Renewable energy blended […]

IEEFA India: Developed countries will have to massively scale up climate finance
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IEEFA India: Developed countries will have to massively scale up climate finance

The US$100 billion a year pledge is nowhere near enough to meet the Paris targets

The COP26 summit in Glasgow saw big carbon-emitting countries including India commit to net zero emissions (NZE) and a deal between the U.S and China, the two biggest emitters, to ramp up climate cooperation, including reducing methane emissions as an urgent priority, protecting forests and phasing down coal. However, despite major breakthroughs, the conference has failed […]

IEEFA Update: Renewable energy offers immediate solution to India’s persistent clean cooking challenge

Leapfrogging over major investment in gas imports

India has made considerable progress in the transition to clean cooking. But close to 35% of the population continues to depend on firewood, wood chips, crop residue, dung cakes and other polluting solid fuels for cooking, which are hazardous to health and the environment. In the immediate term, with 99.99% of households electrified and 92.02% with a […]

IEEFA: Innovative financing can help India achieve its renewable energy goals
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IEEFA: Innovative financing can help India achieve its renewable energy goals

Green bonds, multilateral development bank loans and infrastructure investment trusts are among potential financing sources

29 October (IEEFA India): To reach India’s renewable energy goals, companies in the sector will need to fund capacity expansion with massive amounts of capital at competitive rates. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) looks at how this can be done by augmenting traditional financing structures and sources […]

IEEFA: For India’s ‘RE+’ goals, capital is key

IEEFA: For India’s ‘RE+’ goals, capital is key

Access to finance is critical in transforming India’s renewable energy and grid infrastructure

The electricity transition is happening – but not fast enough to limit the global average temperature rising by 1.50C.  To realise India’s ‘RE+’ goals and to help the world achieve the Paris Agreement aims, power investment will need to increase. Compared with average annual investments projected in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Sustainable Development Scenario, […]

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IEEFA: Battery storage and green hydrogen can boost India’s renewable energy efforts
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IEEFA: Battery storage and green hydrogen can boost India’s renewable energy efforts

Markets for grid-scale batteries and green hydrogen are taking shape in India

21 October (IEEFA India): Battery storage and green hydrogen – markets that are critical for India’s renewable future and energy security – could scale up rapidly in the country, bolstered by government policy and private company ventures, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “Grid-scale energy […]

IEEFA India: Energy crisis shows coal is an expensive and unreliable source of electricity generation

Any knee-jerk reaction that urges more investment in coal completely misses the point

India is teetering on the brink of joining a growing global energy crisis. This burning issue is not only keeping coal power producers, distribution companies, and state governments awake at night, but also the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Coal. Daily analysis of coal stocks is taking place at […]

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