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IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

The key domestic and international institutions driving renewable energy growth in India

16 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). […]

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IEEFA: India may face unbudgeted energy transition risk of nearly $9 billion

Fault lines revealed in coal-dominated state Indian enterprises’ response to energy transition risk

India is at the forefront of new global energy trends with renewable energy generation continuing to replace coal-based power. Since 2017, renewable energy has outpaced coal capacity additions by more than two to one (Figure 1). This trend is expected to continue going forward to expand to almost 100% of net new capacity as and […]

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IEEFA U.S.: Wind surpassed coal as No. 1 fuel source in 2020 for Southwest Power Pool

Wind energy growth due to geography, design factors, and new installations

February 11, 2021 (IEEFA) — Wind surpassed coal as the primary power generation source last year for the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), an independent grid operator that provides electricity for a vast territory stretching from the Texas Panhandle to the Canadian border. An analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) found […]

IEEFA Update: Budget 2021-22 is a ‘mixed bag’ for India’s energy transition

The push for renewable energy should be accompanied by support to phase out fossil fuels

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s “development” budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 aims to build Indian infrastructure, enhance manufacturing and generate employment, plus drive discom reform, all of which will lay a strong foundation for economic growth and for limiting the fiscal deficit. However, budget 2021-22 is a mixed bag in terms of support for […]

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