Krishnan Pallassana: If we have to discard traditional notions of risks and opportunities, let us.

4 July 2014

Krishnan Pallassana, India Director, The Climate Group, blogs about the new India newsletter and the critical importance of our work to drive a clean revolution in India now Prime Minister Modi is in office.

The Climate Group launched its first edition of the India newsletter last month, at a time when the country as a whole was at a crossroads, singularly voting to power a new government that promises growth and development

For India, no time is better than now to demonstrate that the all-round aspirations could be built on a low carbon economic framework, taking the country along a path of energy sufficiency, carbon efficiency and smart processes to deliver an equitable economic and social security, progress and prosperity.

We are buoyant and optimistic. We believe drastic reduction in carbon emissions is not detrimental to growth and development, rather, it could catalyze the power within. What we are seeking is a paradigm shift in the way we have managed the economy, conducted business and informed markets.

If we have to forgo generations of conventional notions and approach, let it be. If we have to discard traditional notions of risks and opportunities, let us.

Do we have that political will, vision and commitment? Yes, we do. And we believe that in Prime Minister Modi, we have the right person to unleash that potential. Challenges may be many, but that’s what will make the journey to a new future worthy and memorable.

The purpose of our new newsletter is to enter into a discourse on clean energy business-led solutions.

As evident from the innovations in our programs, Bijli – Clean Energy For All is demonstrating the immense potential of off-grid distributed energy to turn the development paradigm upside down.

And as you’ll read in our next newsletter, the LED street light program we started piloting years ago is going places, with more and more cities moving into smart energy saving choices.

Advocating the manifold increases in clean energy investments, conducive policy frameworks and presenting evidence to substantiate our claims, is a network that believes in our mission.

Do feel free to contact us. Together, let’s chart a new tomorrow!


Krishnan is speaking at a solar summit organized by ICT Post in New Delhi on July 15.

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