A senior public policy expert recaps the progress made in India’s petroleum sector and what more needs to be done for ‘India Investment Journal’.

In the over two years that the Narendra Modi led government has been in power in India, they have shifted the needle of policy on petroleum in the right direction. More needs to be done but…

A leading solar sector expert analyses the factors behind India’s renewables revolution for ‘India Investment Journal’.

From a miniscule 10MW energy generation capacity in 2010 to 8GW in 2016, is a giant leap that the Indian solar sector has successfully made. Reduction in costs and increased global demand for solar installation have played a major role in giving India a prominent place in global solar sector, but there are a few more components that have contributed to such revolutionary success.

Renewable energy projects led by solar and wind projects have become the key focus of a country quite keen to scale up its power capability rapidly. Here is an analysis of the factors behind this trend in India and its ability to attract the $100bn investment required by 2022.

The renewable energy sector is currently emerging as the only viable driver of the Indian energy industry, despite accounting for only 13.0 per cent (ex hydro) of the country’s 298GW installed power capacity as of FY16. It is largely a result of thermal projects being in the doldrums due to low PLFs, delays in clearances, lack of PPA and fuel shortages.

SunEdison, one of the world’s largest solar power giants, hit the headlines recently as it filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. The Indian arm of the firm, however, remains determined to keep its nearly 1.7 GW projects going. Here its managing director analyses some dos and don’ts for industry players.