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Solar Powers India’s clean energy revolution

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Sagar Gogate

13 July 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global problems. The new resource is titled “Solar Powers India's clean energy revolution”. It was published on The World Bank website in June 2017.

India being the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide and third largest consumer of electricity is in difficult situation to manage its future electricity needs from conventional sources. Indians use 8 times as much energy as they used in the 1970s. It is evident that India has to look beyond conventional electricity sources like coal to meet its electricity demand. In addition, it has to fulfil Paris Climate Agreement commitments as well. Establishment of the International Solar Alliance is one of the steps India took towards a cleaner future.

The article explains various initiatives taken by the Indian government to push solar energy. Government is trying to increase proportion of solar energy in total electricity production. The article also consists of a small interview by Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines. He briefs the progress India has made in last few years in terms of solar panels installation. He further outlines India’s future investment plans in this sector.

The author goes beyond India and highlights the initiatives where The World Bank is helping countries like Pakistan improve its energy security through the use of low-carbon energy sources. Article also mentions efforts by Bangladesh in the solar sector that made  electricity reach into rural areas.

To access this new resource, go to the “Solving Global Problems” section of the library at click on “Renewable Energy”, scroll down to resource. Free access, but please consider registering.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here