Energy services underpin a range of activities that are critical to the human condition; in fact, there is a clear correlation between energy use and human (and economic) development. Ensuring provision of adequate energy, therefore, is a major issue for all countries, including India. At the same time, the environmental and social impacts from the energy sector are significant and multi-variegated in scale and scope. How to best manage these needs and challenges remains one of the defining questions for many developing countries, including India, and this issue also plays an important role in any discussion about the ‘green transformation’.
Ambuj Sagar. Meeting Multiple Energy Challenges: Lessons from India. Senior International Associate Report. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (2014) 14 pp. [IDS Evidence Report 93]