India is the fastest growing economy in the world. But how has it performed on green growth and energy efficiency? Electricity usage is an important indicator of energy efficiency, and, all else being equal, using less electricity to achieve a given level of output is more efficient.
Green Growth | Achievements
Green Growth | Grey areas that need attention
Green Growth | What can India do?
Green Growth | Way forward
Policymakers need to move on three fronts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions –
Green Growth | Conclusion
India has forwarded an ambitious green growth agenda in its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC’s) for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. To materialise the ambitious agenda into reality, India needs to perform consistently above the previous benchmarks set out by itself by incorporating a clean energy agenda in flagship schemes like UDAY and DDUGJY. Electricity production standards and pollution emissions are homogeneous, performance on energy efficiency (positive and negative) can be mostly translated into green growth.
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