India is a developing nation with an increasing demand and need for energy and hence, the importance of renewable energy has a better alternative to fossil fuels has come to light. The Government has introduced various policies and strategies to promote renewable energy generation and consumption, but currently, there is no definite legal framework for renewable energy power generation and consumption in India.
This paper throws light on the need for a legal framework for renewable energy in India that can provide a comprehensive and robust regulatory framework to address the challenges and promote renewable energy. The paper reviews the existing provisions for renewable energy, including regulations, and policies. This paper also reviews the international policy framework for renewable energy. The article argues that a new renewable energy law is necessary to streamline and simplify the regulatory environment and to address the challenges faced by the renewable energy sector in India. Furthermore, the article emphasizes the need for stakeholder engagement and participation in the formulation of the new renewable energy legal framework.
The article concludes by highlighting the potential benefits of the legal framework which would include attracting more investments, promoting innovation and research, creating job opportunities, and contributing to climate change mitigation and sustainable development. It also suggests the certain key provisions to be needed in the legislative framework for renewable energy. It can serve as a valuable reference for policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders interested in renewable energy development in India.