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Powering India is a tough renewables act

The bold clean-energy drive demands clear and right policy signals if double-digit growth is to become reality.

The five new mega projects that were announced in the February Budget use coal. Some 1.5 billion tonnes of coal may be burned through 2020.

GROWING optimism about the Indian economy has reinforced the case for seamless power flow. And the government hopes to ensure it by turning the country into a surplus producer by early next decade.

That goal is clearly too ambitious. Moreover, unlike developed countries, India must pull...

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