This is a very interesting article from National Geographic. I recommend it for a read. Check it out!
Personally, as I read this article, I thought of Europe and the misguided policies of the European Commission. I was reminded that the EU has a strategy for renewable energy but does not have an effective energy strategy. There is nothing wrong with the green argument for cleaner energy but it must be balanced by pragmatism and cost-effective energy, with security of supply.
Reading the National Geographic article, it is abundantly clear that India is not doing enough to save the planet. However, with large numbers of people still without electricity in their homes, and regular blackouts, India has an energy crisis. To me, Indian Prime Minister,
Narendra Modi, is playing with energy, granting modest extra budget to renewable energy but not really changing matters. I fear that Modi may be like a political butterfly, going front issue to issue. Sadly, without properly articulated vision, carefully costed and risk-assessed policies, and effective, coordinated strategies, Modi is likely to fail – this will be a failure for Modi, India and a clean planet.
As an expert in delivering strategic change, I would recommend that India takes two actions. Firstly, create a Crisis Manager for Energy, reporting into Modi’s government. Secondly, like the European Union, India urgently need to commission a properly risk-assessed effective energy strategy.