A robot cleans panels at a solar power plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Photo: AFP
A robot cleans panels at a solar power plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Photo: AFP
India

COP26: can billionaire fossil-fuel tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani bring the Midas touch to India’s net-zero ambitions?

  • The two richest men in Asia, who made their fortunes on the back of coal and oil, are competing against each other in a pivot to green energy that aligns with PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious climate targets
  • With India needing US$1.4 trillion over the next 20 years to get on a sustainable path, according to the International Energy Association, it’s hoped that their involvement will encourage other investors to bet big on renewables

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A robot cleans panels at a solar power plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Photo: AFP
A robot cleans panels at a solar power plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Photo: AFP
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