Update on India’s States: May 31, 2017

Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu launch major distribution programs for energy-efficient appliances; Maharashtra waives fees for electric vehicles; ADB offers Rajasthan $500 million to improve its road network; Karnataka mandates energy-efficient pumps for those seeking new electricity connections; and more.…

The Leaderboard: Moon Chung-in

Who is he? Moon Chung-in, retired professor of political science from Yonsei University, is president Moon Jae-in’s nomination for special advisor for unification, diplomacy and national security affairs.Dr. Moon retired from Yonsei University in 2016 where he taught for 22…

Energy Security in Southeast Asia: Key Policy Issues

By Geoffrey Hartman & Jane Nakano — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on April 25, 2017, held a roundtable discussing “Southeast Asia in Global Energy Markets: Trends, Challenges, and Policies.” The discussion brought together government, industry, financial,…

Update on India’s States: May 24, 2017

GST rates are set for more than 1,000 products; Andhra is building an industrial park in Sri Lanka; Odisha nearly doubles tariffs on captive power plants; Uttar Pradesh will build a solar park — in Rajasthan; Maharashtra makes it easier…

Update on India’s States: May 18, 2017

Andhra signs agreement with Iowa on agriculture and life science; Suzuki Motors ramps its investment in Gujarat to over $2 billion; India’s lowest solar tariff at 3 cents/unit in Rajasthan; underground stretch of Chennai Metro Rail starts operations; new Uttar…

India’s Power Surge: A Paradox of Plenty?

By Kartikeya Singh — India’s state power ministers convened in Delhi recently for an unusual group meeting. The event had a dual purpose: partly to celebrate how far India has come in rebuilding its power sector, and partly to lay…