INDIAN MARKETS

Nilekani is living in a fool’s paradise if he thinks that services alone could solve India’s Employement crisis

India’s Employment Crisis Nandan Nilekani who is one of the founders of India’s most respected company Infosys and the architect of India’s universal digital indentity infrastructure, thinks that India’s employement and growth problems can be solved by focusing on services and India’s domestic consumption. He says that industry will not be able to solve the...

SOLAR ENERGY

Europe stuck in a time warp with Minimum Solar Panel import prices of 56 eurocents for China

Europe’s Minimum Panel Import Price redundant now The European Commission had struck a deal with the Chinese government in 2012-13, to set a fixed minimum import price for solar panels to protect its domestic solar manufacturing industry from the cheap solar panel producers in China. The minimum price was set at 56 eurocents/watt, which was...

WIND ENERGY

Wind Prices in USA drop to an astoundingly low of 2 cents, as technology advances decrease price from 7 cents in 2009

Wind Energy USA Wind energy prices in the USA have crashed to a 2 cents/kWh in recent PPAs signed in 2015, with more than 8.9 GW of wind capacity being installed. While this price also includes the federal tax incentive credit and some state incentives, nonetheless the price is spectacularly low and is lower than...

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Effect of Global Transport on Climate Change

Global Transport & Climate Change Global Transport unsurprisingly is a prominent contributor to global emissions and pollution. The majority consists of the movement of cars and light-duty trucks, and the remaining from trains, ships, airplanes among other vehicles. The majority of greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions are the result of the combustion of petroleum based...

GREEN STOCKS

India’s solar manufacturing stuck in a limbo, as new policy fails to show up despite tall claims

Indian domestic solar manufacturing industry Indian solar manufacturing industry has a lot of module capacity (more than 5000 MW) and cell capacity (more than 2000 MW) compared to the current size of the Indian market, however most of it lies idle due to a lack of cost competitiveness and outdated technology. Most of the capacity...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Europe stuck in a time warp with Minimum Solar Panel import prices of 56 eurocents for China

Europe’s Minimum Panel Import Price redundant now The European Commission had struck a deal with the Chinese government in 2012-13, to set a fixed minimum import price for solar panels to protect its domestic solar manufacturing industry from the cheap solar panel producers in China. The minimum price was set at 56 eurocents/watt, which was...

TECHNOLOGY

Luxury/ Expensive Smartphones in India – Top Picks 2016

The Indian Smartphone Industry – 2016 India has become the second largest market for smartphones, beating USA. India has a large growing population, with increasing demand for smartphones. India has a huge potential for this industry, with the smartphone penetration still below 30%. Samsung was the largest vendor for smartphones in India. Micromax, Lenovo, Intex...