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Opportunity in Crisis: Making Green Energy the New Normal

June 10, 2020

By Anindya Upadhyay

Delhi after the lockdown (Photo: Shruti Patil)

Some of the most indelible images of the pandemic have been the brilliant skies that emerged from the smog as the world stayed home and fossil-fuel use plunged. In this edition of the InAsia Podcast, Anindya Uphadyay, senior technical consultant to The Asia Foundation’s Sustainable Development Investment Program in New Delhi, discusses the stark choice that the pandemic has revealed. With renewables now cheaper than coal, she says, we must summon the political will to build a green new normal.

Also by Anindya Upadhyay: Will We Seize the Chance for a Green Post-Virus Future?

Watch Anindya Upadhyay moderate our June 4 virtual event: Opportunity in Crisis: Green Energy as the New Normal

Anindya Upadhyay is a senior technical consultant to The Asia Foundation’s Sustainable Development Investment Program in India. She can be reached at [email protected]. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the interviewee, not those of The Asia Foundation.

Related locations: India
Related programs: Environment and Climate Action
Related topics: Covid-19


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