Business and government leaders to boost energy access in India

More than 400 leaders from business enterprises, financial institutions and government have gathered in India to help the country achieve universal low carbon energy access. The ‘India Energy Access Summit’ is […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

More than 400 leaders from business enterprises, financial institutions and government have gathered in India to help the country achieve universal low carbon energy access.

The ‘India Energy Access Summit’ is focused on helping the country drive decentralised clean energy across the nation as well as cutting its carbon emissions.

They will do it by addressing the country’s need to up-scale renewable energy technologies and building capacity and skills that catalyse the evolving landscape of state and central government policies on energy access.

Around 240 million people still have no access to electricity, according to The Climate Group.

Suresh Prabhu, Indian Railway Minister said: “There are around two billion people in the world without access to electricity. Decentralisation of the energy grid is good as it helps create more jobs and brings forward innovation. This also saves on costs of putting additional infrastructure in for transmission.”