Indian policymaking over the strong support being given for the development of Electric Vehicle and its associated infrastructure is worrying the Indian oil and gas industry. India is one of the largest markets for the oil and gas industry and very important as it is one of the few markets which is growing. Besides foreign […]

Despite missteps, the Indian government has strongly signaled that it will support the development of Electric Vehicles in India. It would even take some strong steps such as forcing auto players to make only EVs for two-wheelers and three-wheelers after 3-5 years. While the companies who already have huge investments in the ICE ecosystem are […]

Indian policymakers are of the view that if India is to play a substantial role in the coming EV revolution, then they would need a robust manufacturing system which would ensure that there are enough jobs and the country does not run a huge new import bill as it does now with crude oil imports. […]

Despite becoming the third-largest market in the world for solar energy installations, the experience of Indian solar companies has been quite nightmarish with a number of companies seeing liquidation (Moser Baer, Indosolar) due to the massive competition unleashed by the dominant Chinese solar companies. While the Indian solar manufactuers have suffered, the other players in the […]

Turning India into a Battery Storage Powerhouse In its recent Financial Budget announcement, the finance minister of India said that incentives would be provided to build large factories making solar cells, lithium battery storage and electric vehicles. The thinking in the top Indian policy making circles is that India has missed the solar manufacturing bus […]

Despite having achieved economic grid parity with fossil fuels, renewable energy is still subject to the whims and fancies of government policies around the world. Power is generally a heavily regulated sector and is greatly influenced by the policies and regulations emanating from the state decision makers. The political ideology of parties can make or […]