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Michael Porter outlines a scheme that he and colleagues applied in the State of Victoria.
Solutions are gathered through pervasive think-tank networks (i.e. TERI, ADRI). There is no hope for smart environmental products without increasing energy production, which requires private sector involvement.
AM: The Indian government is considering large scale PPPs in highway and airport infrastructure.
MP: It is too difficult for national government. State governments have windows open.
AM: PPPs facilitate empowerment in coastal port creation and dedicated freight corridors.
LH: There are critical perspectives of PPPs including:
HS: A good business model in the network lowers cost on the demand side while varying costs on the supply side.
MP: If the Government borrows at a lower rate and offers commissions, investors commit at the rate of risk measured in the interest rate for a project.
RD: With this interest rate how can we ensure the borrower can repay the loan?
MP: Small government.
RB: 10 corporations have a monopoly over energy production in Japan. It is a private oligarchy.
PH: Markets and municipalities combining to produce renewables could offer resilience in disasters.
AK: As yet a systemic disaster plan has not been carried out by the Indian Government.
PH: There have been recent reductions of costs of renewables. In Germany they have reduced from $7/kWh to $3/kWh!
AK: The cost of not having electricity should be measured both economically and socially.
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