Growth and Access
To achieve and exceed India’s renewable energy targets, stronger policies, creative finance mechanisms, and clean energy access are all needed. NRDC India is working with partners to advance clean energy policies and jobs, develop finance solutions and enhance village energy access – which in turn improves lives for poor communities and fights climate change.
by 33-35% of 2005 levels by 2030
Following India’s bold renewable energy targets announced at the Glasgow climate conference, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released a policy framework for developing and advancing Decentralized Renewable Energy Livelihood Applications. Decentralized renewable energy is often produced closer to the point of consumption and built as small-scale projects benefitting rural communities that do not have reliable access to the electricity grid. Growth in decentralized renewables will lead to a robust diversified green electricity grid and is key to meeting India’s non-fossil fuel electricity generation target of 500GW by 2030.
Renewable Energy Strategies
Partner with government, the private sector and grassroot organizations to scale our current clean energy and energy efficiency access programs to additional villages
Help develop clean energy jobs programs
Develop clean energy finance investment pathways with broad stakeholder support in India
Develop innovative financing mechanisms to leverage private capital targeting underserved and emerging markets
Integrate equitable clean energy access across issue areas including green buildings and electric mobility
Renewable Energy Publications
Creating Jobs and Income: How Solar Mini-Grids Are Making a Difference in Rural India
It Takes a Village: Advancing Hariyali Clean Energy Solutions in Rural India...
Clean Energy Lead
and Cooling Manager
Senior Advocate, Climate
& Clean Energy Program
Director, Climate and Energy,
International Energy Advocate,
Senior Director, Resilient Communities Division, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program