India Stakes Its Claim as a Green Energy Leader, at Home and Abroad

India Stakes Its Claim as a Green Energy Leader, at Home and Abroad
Indian workers install solar panels at the Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka, Patan district, India, April 14, 2012 (AP photo by Ajit Solanki).

On March 11, India and France co-hosted some 40 heads of state in New Delhi at the inaugural meeting of the International Solar Alliance, a treaty-based, intergovernmental organization facilitating solar energy advancement in developing countries in the tropics. The alliance, which was established at the Paris climate summit in November 2015, is aiming to raise $1 trillion in solar investments by 2030. France pledged roughly $860 million at the meeting in New Delhi. As part of the Paris climate pact, India has set its own ambitious green energy target of generating 40 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030. […]

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