Whose Rules? The Quest for Digital Standards

By Stephanie Segal —  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month when he announced Japan’s aspiration to make the G20 summit in Osaka a launch pad for “world-wide data governance.” This is…

China’s Digital Silk Road & Southeast Asia

By Brian Harding —  Southeast Asia is home to many of China’s most high-profile Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, including Kyakpyu port in Myanmar, a high-speed railway in northern Laos, and now-stalled rail and pipeline projects in Malaysia. While…

Update on India’s States: February 21, 2019

Andhra Pradesh forcing wind power firms to lower tariffs while simultaneously looking to add additional wind power; Tata Power sets up India’s first grid-scale battery storage in Delhi; Kerala launches an online single window clearance portal, promising to ensure approvals…

Update on India’s States: February 13, 2019

Andhra Pradesh announces a new electric mobility policy; Haryana approves a new Pharmaceutical Policy 2019 and a new Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Policy 2019; Tamil Nadu releases a new Solar Energy Policy, 2019; NTPC issues notices to Telangana, Karnataka,…

Update on India’s States: February 6, 2019

Gujarat releases a new land policy to set up wind parks and wind-solar hybrid parks in the state; Rajasthan announces unemployment allowances for jobless youth in the state; Punjab outlines plan to provide homeless people in rural areas of the…

Update on India’s States: January 30, 2019

Tamil Nadu releases a new Aerospace and Defence Policy; Goa amends state solar policy authorizing 50 percent subsidy to consumers and producers of solar power; Meghalaya launches the “Design and Adoption of Alternate Models for Responding to Address Shortage of…