Like everybody else in the energy business, Anil Gupta had followed the negotiations for the climate change deal in Paris closely. His firm Smart Buildings was formed in Bengaluru three years ago, as the more enlightened IT companies in the city had set about improving their energy efficiency. Now that India has made some moral commitments on tackling climate change, one of which is to make the country’s GDP more emission-efficient, Gupta expects a large ..
The concept of energy efficiency does not need to be sold vigorously to the multinationals and the export-oriented companies, but many conventional businesses are still reluctant to invest on saving energy. Companies like Smart Buildings, whose business is to improve energy efficiency in buildings, now expect a countrywide drive to improve energy efficiency in all sectors. “India can now leapfrog if it adopts global standards in energy efficiency everywhere ..