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Work Overview

Our main objective is to help the country in developing and implementing a sound renewable energy policy and programmes that can lead to large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies in different sectors of the economy to meet the twin objective of combating climate change on one hand and energy security, on the other.

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Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2014

Anil Agarwal Dialogue brings together different stakeholders to discuss issues of national importance. The previous editions of the dialogue have discussed mining, forest clearances and water management. These discussions have been instrumental in pushing for reforms in the respective sectors. This year, the Anil Agarwal Dialogue will address the issue of energy access and the role of renewable energy in providing energy to all.

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Going Remote

India suffers from chronic energy poverty. Even after 65 years of independence, one-third of India's households have no access to grid power. More than a million households go dark after sunset.

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Facing the Sun

Grid-connected solar power is a new and rapidly growing sector in India – from almost nil grid- connected solar power in 2009, the country will have 2.5 gigawatts (GW) by 2014, if all goes as per plan. It has already installed about 1.0 GW and the Union government plans to install 20 GW by 2022.

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Down To Earth

How will solar energy be made to work in India? As I discussed in my previous article there are three key challenges.
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Initiative Helps Them Run Weighing, Testing Machines On This Energy Bangalore: Power interruptions don’t interrupt them. As many as 522 milk cooperatives in the state are using solar power to run electronic weighing and testing machines, all thanks to an initiative by the SELCO Foundation.
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