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Developmental Impacts and Sustainable Governance Aspects of Renewable Energy Projects

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This study assesses the environmental and socio-economic of renewable energy projects in India--particularly from solar photovoltaics and onshore wind farms--combining primary and secondary research, including site visits and a literature review. The report concludes that existing governance structure or legal framework is sufficient to mitigate or manage environmental and social impacts. It recommends that conflict free and readily available area be used for future renewable energy projects and that natural resources used by renewable energy projects be regulated.