India’s Historic Opportunity to Industrialize using Clean Energy

India has a historic opportunity to power its industrialization with clean energy -- and its energy choices will make or break the world's fight against climate change, says clean energy executive, physicist and author Dr. Varun Sivaram. Bringing on-the-ground experience as CTO of ReNew Power, India's largest renewable energy company, Sivaram proposes a plan for India to achieve three herculean feats, all at the same time -- and reimagine its economy with renewable energy at its heart.

This talk was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10/10/2020. (Watch the full event here: youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED's global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world.