Narendra Modi

Tesla’s Trek To India

Elon Musk has been talking about bringing Tesla to India for some time. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a tour of Tesla’s Fremont factory, and it was reported that the two discussed the possibility of someday opening an Indian Gigafactory. However, we’ve heard nothing about any such plans since.

Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn’t really touch electric vehicles.

India’s Renewable Energy & Coal Minister Talks Energy Transition (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Aside from two other Indian ministers, SunEdison’s President of Asia Pacific & Sub-Saharan, and me, India’s Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, was another one of the key presenters at the Edelweiss institutional investment conference in Mumbai, India, earlier this year. In the video below, he first gives a 20-minute political speech on lofty … [continued]

In DC, India’s Narendra Modi Tells It Like It Is

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama and address the US Congress. Representing 2 of the world’s top 4 greenhouse-gas-emitting nations, they discussed important issues for the international community, including development, energy access, international finance, and climate change. “Climate and energy is an area … [continued]