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India is preparing for a lower-carbon energy future underpinned by the government’s aim to set up 500GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. As renewable energy sources grow in the mix, it will be important for India to consider back-up generation sources such as natural gas in its national electricity plan. Will expansion of renewable power drive the growth of gas-based power in India? What policies and business models will serve to grow the share of gas in India’s highly price-sensitive market? What lessons can be learned from countries where gas-renewable integration was successfully achieved?
Creating a diverse workforce is in the interest of every company in every sector around the world. Despite an industry-wide focus on increasing the representation of women and minorities in the energy sector, participation remains low. A diverse work force is important for the industry as it faces the dual challenges of more energy and less carbon. How can energy companies make their workforce more diverse? What human resources practices are needed in India as it promotes diversity and inclusion in the energy industry? How can India make use of its “demographic dividend”?