03 Aug '17, 4pm

Truth to Power? India's Renewable Energy Boom

Truth to Power? India's Renewable Energy Boom

India plays an important role in Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power . The film looks at India to highlight the challenges developing nations face as they seek to move away from conventional, polluting coal energy toward clean but less established sources of renewable energy. Much of the movie was filmed in 2015, when India was portrayed in Western media as being a holdout in the Paris climate negotiations. Spoiler alert: India, the world’s 4th largest carbon emitter (after China, the U.S. and the EU), does indeed sign on to the Paris treaty. And what’s more, India is on track today to meet and even exceed the ambitious climate goals set at Paris. In the scant two years since the film wrapped, India has made tremendous progress shifting away from coal and toward renewables, fueled by ambitious goal-setting and supportive government policies. What’s ...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/frances-beinecke/truth-power...

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