Clean tech survey of India gets under way

Clean tech survey of India gets under way

Mumbai: The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) has commissioned a survey for India on clean technology, which will be used to make policy recommendations to encourage investment, development and deployment of clean technology between India and Australia.

The partnership has already sketched at least six projects for India, which will together cost approximately $6-8 million (Rs24.5 to 32.7 crore). The study is among the first to get off the ground.

APP unites India (represented by V. Subramanian, secretary at the ministry of new and renewable energy), Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and the US around the mission of reducing greenhouse gas emissions topic.

One of the projects aims to increase the number of homes that get electricity in rural India through alternative fuels using hydrogen-fuelled generates, and another seeks to cleanly extract coal reserves from high depths.

Two projects traverse both India and China, and start training programmes on renewable energy and create rural business hubs to help bring electricity to villages in need. And the final project, to be conducted by international law firm Baker & McKenzie, will study the regulatory barriers that slow down the development of renewable energy in India, China and Korea.

The projects are at various stages of approvals for funding.The survey is being conducted by clean tech consulting firm Clean Technology Australasia Pty Ltd. The report based on the survey will come in November, when the next APP task force meeting will take place, this time in India.