Indian Utility Accused Of Hoarding Solar Contracts

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 3:57 PM EST) -- India’s second-largest private-sector utility Lanco Infratech Ltd. improperly hogged contracts from that country's ambitious national solar energy program, creating dummy companies to win more capacity, a New Delhi-based environmental group alleged Wednesday.

The Center for Science and the Environment is calling for further investigations of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, India's government-backed initiative to boost solar production by 1,100 megawatts in the next two years.

“Clean energy cannot be built on dirty corporate practices,” said Sunita Narain, head of the center. “This is why we...
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