Energy transition in India?: exploring the German energiewende

Experience sharing from the German energy policy toolkit and operation experience could provide insights and eventually assist India to successfully implement these missions and help the tropical subcontinent use its large renewables potential. India could apply conclusions from the Energiewende for leapfrogging the fossil-fuel systems by accelerating the renewable pathway. This paper briefly introduces the Energiewende and the Indian energy landscape as well as it presents the result in terms of take-aways of five Roundtable Discussions held in Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Delhi in February and March 2014.