- As India’s economy and population continue to grow, so too does its demand for energy.
- India is also particularly vulnerable to climate change.
- Solar power could be the answer to both problems. With 300 sunny days a year, India can lead the world in solar capacity.
- Doing so will require strong policy-making and foreign investment – but the rewards will be manifold.
A quarter-century of growth has transformed the lives of millions of Indians and enabled the country to ascend to its rightful place on the global stage. India, now the sixth-largest economy, is projected to climb to third place by the end of the decade.
This rapid growth trajectory also positions India as a testbed of one of the most critical questions facing the environmental movement: can developing nations, which are expected to generate the bulk of global growth in the coming decade, reduce their carbon footprint while fulfilling…