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Being the Change (FSG)
Claudius Gutemann, Being the Change (FSG) 11 Apr 2018
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Audrey Selian, Development Mantra for Sustainability 19 Mar 2018
Energy and Power

Potential of wind power projects under the Clean Development Mechanism in India

So far, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power projects in India is far below their gross potential (. 15%) despite very high level of policy support, tax benefits, long term financing schemes etc., for more than 10 years etc. One of the major barriers is the high costs of investments in these systems. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol provides industrialized countries with an incentive to invest in emission reduction projects in developing countries to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions at lowest cost that also promotes sustainable development in the host country. Wind power projects could be of interest under the CDM because they directly displace greenhouse gas emissions while contributing to sustainable rural development, if developed correctly.