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India’s fresh headline renewable targets certain to fail

India has been responsible for some of the most eye-catching renewables plans in recent weeks, but with global developers likely to turn a blind eye, state-run companies will be needed if India wants to get even close to its highly ambitious targets. Among the latest headlines, India is said to be looking to develop 55 GW of renewable capacity along the western border is shares with Pakistan, making use of the high intensity winds and solar energy in what is a desert region. Tenders have already been issued for 7.5 GW of solar power parks in Ladakh, with small domestic developers starting to show some interest, despite potential hostility in a formerly terror-inflicted state. India enjoyed rapid growth in renewables…

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