India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on a renewable energy road trip of sorts. One of his first stops was the G20 Summit in November, where he categorically stated that India would not only meet its target of generating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, but surpass it. 

A few days later, at a government-sponsored summit, he (virtually) threw open India’s doors to investors. He promised them that renewable energy generation was an annual, US$20 billion opportunity. His third stop was the inauguration of Asia’s largest solar and wind energy farm in the western Indian state of Gujarat, on 15 December.


Olina Banerji

Based in Delhi, Olina writes about mega-trends in urban mobility, education, skilling and the environment, with a focus on how institutions and innovations can help cities grow sustainably. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, and has worked previously with India Today and global non-profit Ashoka.

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