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Sovereign rating downgrade poses risk for India's green energy investors

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 15, 2020

The recent downgrading of India’s sovereign credit rating poses increased risk for attracting global investors in the country’s renewable energy sector. Earlier this month, Moody’s cut the country’s sovereign credit rating by a notch to the lowest investment grade with...

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COVID-19 led to dramatic fall in funding, capital cost of solar: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 10, 2020

One of the most relevant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the collapse of interest rates in the global developed markets, according to Tim Buckley, director of energy finance studies South Asia at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “...

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Boost for zero-emission sources as global capital backs Indian solar power

By : Sustainability ..., May 26, 2020

Indian solar power continues to draw foreign capital as plunging tariffs offer ample opportunities to invest in clean, zero-emissions energy sources. A study jointly commissioned by US-based think tank Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and JMK...

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IEEFA: Ultra-mega solar parks driving India’s clean energy transition

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2020

Ultra-mega solar parks have attracted foreign capital as well as top global developers to India, and in return provided investors with an opportunity to join a US$500-700 billion renewable energy and grid infrastructure investment boom in the coming decade, says a new IEEFA...

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Coronavirus risks future of India's coal-fired power plants: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown have highlighted the growing financial risks to India's coal-fired power plant sector, a technology being replaced by new, cheaper, and cleaner renewable energy, an IEEFA note said on Monday. Entitled 'Who Would...

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Distribution the Weakest Link in India’s Power Sector: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

The precarious financial health of Discoms coupled with a lack of competition is undermining India’s power distribution and generation sectors and hindering much needed new renewable energy investment, a new Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)...

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A few policy tweaks would boost renewable energy investment, says IEEFA India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

A number of recent policy positions have undermined growth in India’s renewable energy sector. However, a course correction now can put the country back on track to reach the ambitious “450 GW by 2030” renewable energy target—finds a new report by the Institute for Energy...

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India's national transmission grid must urgently modernise to increase rate of renewable energy adoption: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

India's national transmission grid must urgently modernise to increase rate of renewable energy adoption, a study by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) suggests. “This is a key prerequisite for achieving renewable energy investment ambitions while...

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India leads in adoption of new energy technologies: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

India is leading in the adoption of new energy technologies in the current global energy transition, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). This lead has been achieved through various policy initiatives and learning by doing, the...

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Coal-based power's market share at decade low, green energy nearly doubles

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The market share of coal-fired power plants to total generation in the country has slumped to a decade low as renewable power gains currency, a study showed. A report by US-based think tank, Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says while coal-fired...

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