India may save more than USD 1 trillion through smart urban growth or face traffic congestion, air pollution, traffic fatalities and poor health, according to a new report by the World Resource Institute.
Renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency’s flagship publication.
A new report by GWEC says wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supply up to 20% of global electricity, reduce CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of about €200 billion. India is among the top five markets for wind power…Read more
India’s ambitious targets of installing 100GW of solar power capacity by 2022 as well as doubling farm incomes by the same year could be a game-changer for rural India if they are implemented in tandem, new research suggests…Read more
More than 180 countries submitted pledges on climate action – the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs – in the run-up to the historic Paris Agreement at COP21 in December 2015. To help countries meet this challenge, the World Bank Group has adopted a new Climate Change Action Plan, which lays out concrete actions to help countries deliver on their NDCs…Read more
ActionAid India, along with many other civil society organisations, has come up with a citizens’ report on impact of drought that captures the crisis and the response to it…Read more
The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is developing a Renewable Energy (RE) Atlas for India. The RE Atlas allows for visualisation and preliminary analysis of national and state level RE (solar, wind) potential…Read more
A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralize the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently…Read more
A new State of the Climate report confirms that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year since at least the mid-to-late 19th century…Read more
World Energy Outlook Special Report examines the role of energy in air pollution. It also presents a strategy in the form of a ‘Clean Air Scenario’ in which the energy sector pushes air pollution levels into a steep decline in all countries…Read more