Indian renewable energy capacity grows rapidly

I write a lot about China – and even more as it became the world’s first energy consumer – and too little about its neighbor, India. So when I find something on how the local goverment is advancing on cleantech, I have to share this.

To CleanTechnica : ” India is on target to achieve the target to set ten percent renewable energy generation capacity by 2015. “ This means the capacity of solar, wind and other low carbon energies could reach 48 GW by this date.

To date the average per capita energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions pale in comparison to Western standards but as the economy grows, so do the CO2 emissions.

But as I noted in my review of Imagining India I am confident that given the right incentives Indian engineers could really revolutionize cleantech and climate change mitigation.

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