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16 10 2021 | 13:18

Climate change in India: The young inventor's solar-powered ironing cart

Ironing vendors are common across India. The irons are heated using charcoal, a fuel that contributes to air pollution. But Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu, has found a clean…

16 10 2021 | 12:29

India: Financing options must be scaled up to boost adoption of rooftop solar

Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) could be the next drivers of growth. 29 September (IEEFA India): Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) could be the key to accelerating…

11 10 2021 | 13:03

India’s new gas infrastructure investment must be part of a balancing act

Vital fiscal and environmental queries in optimising role of gas in transition to clean energy for cooking and mobility India’s strategy to cover unmet energy requirements by creating dual…

22 09 2021 | 12:52

India added 521 megawatts of rooftop solar in quarter, a 517% jump

India added 521MW of rooftop solar in Q2 2021, an increase of 517% compared to the 85MW added in the same quarter last year despite a slight increase in costs, according to a Mercom India report. The…

10 09 2021 | 13:32

‘Most extreme’ air pollution slashing life expectancy by up to a decade in India, damning new report finds

People in India are having their life expectancy cut by as much as nine years because of increasing air pollution, according to a new report by a US research group. At least 480 million people in…

02 09 2021 | 08:09

India plans 600-megawatt network of storage around New Delhi

State power minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said that Delhi government is planning to create a 600 MW network of ‘power banks’ around the national capital on the lines of the 10 MW ‘Battery Energy…

26 08 2021 | 07:42

India claims most progress among G20 nations to meet Paris goals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that India has already installed 100 GW of renewable energy, adding that India is the only country among G20 nations that is progressing rapidly to…

09 08 2021 | 10:41

China and India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

China is the country with the world’s highest emissions, while India is third China and India have missed a UN deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for…

13 07 2021 | 11:52

India’s biggest oil and gas giant takes a leap into clean energy.

Reliance Industries’ entry into clean energy could be a game changer for India In late June this year, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, announced a Rs75,000 crore (US$10bn) investment…

29 06 2021 | 08:45

Repowering India’s top wind sites could add 30 gigawatts of capacity

Older turbines could be replaced to boost wind power generation and reach renewable energy targets India’s wind power sector is ailing. Wind capacity commissioning has been moving at a snail’s…

14 05 2021 | 14:35

India: Coal-dependent power producers should prepare for climate transition risk

Coal power producers face lower credit ratings under Paris-aligned energy transition Climate change has created financial risks for business. These can be broadly categorised as physical and…

27 04 2021 | 10:28

Powering Development in Climate Vulnerable Areas: The Role of Decentralized Solar Solutions in India.

In India, poor and marginalized communities face the dual challenges of low socioeconomic development and extreme vulnerability to climate change. Although there have been significant improvements in…

18 04 2021 | 07:23

India demands US and other largest historic carbon emitters start taking responsibility for their actions.

Minister says rich nations should aim for ‘net-negative’, not net zero emissions, to allow developing countries to focus on growth. But could India itself still do more? Stuti Mishra reports

14 04 2021 | 13:07

India’s planned coal plants could ‘single-handedly jeopardise’ 1.5C target

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars. That’s the conclusion…

14 04 2021 | 12:13

Karnataka state government says it will not build any new coal-fired power plants

The [Karnataka] state government [in India] has decided to cap thermal power production and not invest in such plants henceforth. “Karnataka Power Corporation Limited has decided to stop investing…

13 04 2021 | 09:43

Greenko outlines plans for third renewables-backed pumped hydro storage project in India

India-based renewable energy project developer Greenko Energy Holdings has announced a new venture in the pumped hydro storage segment. According to media reports, Greenko plans to invest US$4.3…

09 03 2021 | 13:09

Virtual Conference on Stationary Energy Storage in India(SESI) - 8 April 2021

IESA is organising a focused Virtual Conference & Expo on Stationary Energy Storage in India on 8th April 2021.

16 02 2021 | 09:14

The Ecological Roots of India's Farming Crisis.

Over recent months Raja, a farmer in India's Tamil Nadu state, has had a change of routine. Every few days, the 53-year-old leaves his 30-acre (12-hectare) farm in the Villupuram district — where he…

03 01 2021 | 08:34

How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral.

Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of deforestation. In the misty, hilly terrain of Wayanad, in the southern Indian state…