Law School Center to Promote Clean Energy in India

Fall 2011

The Center for Climate Change Law recently received a $485,000 grant from the Indian steel, power, and energy producer Sujana Group to facilitate clean-energy investment in India. The grant, awarded to the center’s Clean Energy Investment-U.S. India project, is aimed at helping U.S. companies pursue investments that not only help India and its rapidly growing economy reduce greenhouse gases, but also provide an attractive rate of return. The grant aims to create contracts and other legal instruments to boost U.S. investors’ access to a country that, according to a 2009 McKinsey & Company report, needs $1.1 trillion to install clean power technology and slash its carbon emissions substantially.