RE & April 2022 Power Crisis

Achieving 2022 RE targets would have averted India’s April power crisis, conserved 4.42 mn tonnes of coal

Unprepared

India's big banks score poorly on climate challenge

White Elephants

New coal investments threaten Tamil Nadu's financial recovery

India's Zombie Threat

27 GW of unnecessary planned coal power plants threaten India's RE goals

Maharashtra's Energy Transition: A 75,000 cr. savings opportunity

Surplus electricity generation capacity, air pollution regulations and cheap renewable energy offer Maharashtra an opportunity to save Rs.16,000 cr. in 5 years, and over Rs.75,000 cr. in the coming decade

Crash of the Titans

Institutional equity investors have lost $3 billion on Indian coal companies between 2016-2020. HDFC Mutual Funds, Reliance Nippon, LIC, ICICI Prudential, DSP, Blackrock, Fidelity and Vanguard are among investors that have seen their equity holdings in coal mining and coal-based power companies underperform the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex by between 13% and 40% p.a. since 2016.

TANGEDCO's Recipe for Recovery

TANGEDCO and the Tamil Nadu state government can save 35,000 crores over five years through a combination of retiring 3.1 GW of old coal power plants, freezing expenditure on 3.5 GW of new plants at early stages of construction and availing of cheaper power to meet future demand.

3Rs of DISCOM recovery

Retiring old coal plants can save governments, discoms and consumers thousands of crores.