How Will India Meet Its Energy & Climate Goals?
Monday, October 14
02:30 pm - 03:15 pm
India faces dual challenges of energy security and energy sustainability. The government has committed to a lower carbon future in its COP 21 commitments, with ambitious targets for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and afforestation. India is already seeing impact of changing climate with changing patterns for the monsoon, more draughts and flooding. At the same time, economic growth requires more energy. What systemic changes need to be implemented to increase the penetration of low-carbon sources of primary energy? Are there strategies that fast-growing nations like India can learn from the mature European and North American markets in areas such as deregulation, competitive pricing, market liberalization, climate policy, and carbon markets? Where can India make the biggest gains in emissions reductions? What incentives are needed to stimulate private investment in solutions and R&D? Is a domestic carbon price necessary?
Senior Vice President & Chief Energy Strategist
Centre for Science & Environment
OGCI Climate Investments
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive, Alternative Energy and Executive Vice President, Regions