India’s Energy Conundrum

India would require at least USD300 billion as investment, over the next six years, for renewables, with around $100 billion solely required for solar power. The nation is among the top five countries which are making huge investment in renewable energy to meet their growing power demands. Apart from this, the government has launched many initiatives and policy interventions to promote energy efficiency and improve operational efficiency of the energy sector as a whole


Installed capacity of power station (% of total capacity)

  • Coal
  • Gas + Diesel
  • Nuclear
  • Hydro
  • RES

RE targets 2022 (in MW)

  • Solar Power
  • Small Hydro Power
  • Wind Power
  • Bio Power

Top five Carbon Dioxide emitters

  • Japan
  • Russia
  • India
  • USA
  • China

Top five investors in RE

  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • India


Source: World Bank, MNRE (Govt. Of India), Global Carbon Atlas, Emissions 2016, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, GARV App, Rural Electrification Corporation, Central Electricity Authority

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