Energy Policy Review
The International Energy Agency (IEA) regularly conducts in-depth peer reviews of
the energy policies of its member and association countries. This process supports
energy policy development and encourages the exchange of international best practices
This first in-depth review of India’s energy policies examines the country’s achievements
in developing its energy sector as well as the challenges it faces in ensuring a sustainable
energy future. With an impressive track record of expanding access to electricity
and clean cooking for its citizens and swiftly deploying renewable energy technologies,
India offers an inspiring example for many countries around the world.
This report provides insights into the rise of India in global energy markets. It
analyses the full breadth of the country’s energy sector and presents recommendations
for strengthening energy policies in various areas. These include advancing energy
market reforms, notably in power and gas markets; integrating higher shares of variable
renewables; addressing air and water quality; and reducing vulnerability to the impacts
of climate change.
Published on January 10, 2020