Update on India’s States: April 10, 2019

Maharashtra orders five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation requirements; Tamil Nadu bans the State Load Dispatch Center from curtailing solar power at its convenience; Bihar keeps solar power tariffs unchanged from 2018-2019; Jammu and…

The Indo-Pacific in Japan’s Foreign Policy

By Ryo Sahashi — Dr. Ryo Sahashi is an associate professor of International Politics at the University of Tokyo. In 2019, Dr. Sahashi was a Visiting Scholar with the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)…

Modi’s Progress on Natural Gas Pricing

By Raymond Vickery — Status: In Progress – In March 2016, the government did announce a new policy to bring in a revenue-sharing model in natural gas production. However, it has yet to completely deregulate natural gas pricing. Difficulty: Medium – Completely deregulating natural…

Japan Prepares for a New Era

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi —  On April 1, the Japanese government officially announced the name of a new imperial era, Reiwa, as Emperor Akihito prepares to abdicate the throne at the end of this month. The name Reiwa, two…

Update on India’s States: April 3, 2019

Maharashtra gives state discom additional time to comply with solar renewable purchase obligation requirements; Uttar Pradesh orders power company to first lower power tariffs before taking control of a stressed power plant; Mizoram repeals its “New Land Use Policy” and…

Update on India’s States: March 27, 2019

Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal announce tenders for rooftop solar power projects; Andhra Pradesh directs power distribution companies to honor contracts with renewable energy power developers; Goa swears in new chief minister; Rajasthan amends renewable energy certificate regulations; Mizoram passes…

FPI Reforms have Largely Done Well under the Modi Regime 

By Mukesh Butani & Russell Gaitonde —  Status: Incomplete – While the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has made some changes, meaningful reform to raise the ceiling on foreign institutional investors has not yet occurred. Difficulty: Low – Raising the ceiling on…

Update on India’s States: March 20, 2019

Haryana amends its Solar Power Policy to introduce new guidelines for megawatt-scale ground-mounted and rooftop solar photovoltaic projects; Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh consider new net metering regulations for grid-connected renewable energy systems; Meghalaya passes $2.3 billion budget for the…