According to data reported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for January 2021, solar power capacity in India was 38.7 gigawatts. Wind energy capacity was reported to be 38.6 gigawatts.
India’s solar energy output could match coal-fired power within 20 years, but the country’s clean energy sector may need US$1.4 trillion in additional funding to ensure a “sustainable growth path”.
The risk of damage to turbines from cyclones has cut India’s electricity output, despite a longer windy season.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan won plaudits at international climate summit by announcing he would scrap two coal-fired power plants that have been scrapped already.
West Bengal government’s dream to develop the world’s second-largest coal mine becomes a nightmare as elections loom.
After an uncertain start, more solar-powered boats will be rolled out in Kerala state, to help reduce air pollution and climate-heating emissions
As manufacturing industries gain ground in its primarily agriculture-based economy, Bangladesh is expected to double its imports of fossil fuels in the coming decade and will miss its 2020 clean energy target.
Read more: https://www.irena.org/publications/2018/Apr/Renewables-Readiness-Assessment-Pakistan
Read more: http://www.unescap.org/resources/integrating-south-asia%E2%80%99s-power-grid-sustainable-and-low-carbon-future