The latest edition of the report shows that India added 678 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the financial year ended March 31, growing at 81% year-on-year and reaching a total installed capacity of 1.4 GW. Strong market fundamentals including falling costs and improving debt financing mean that the segment will continue its strong growth trajectory…Read more
G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the well below 2 degree warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide margin, says the 2017 report. This third edition of the annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries on how they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance and decarbonisation…Read more
India’s clean energy goals have the potential to put 34,583 people to work in wind power, 58,647 in utility solar and 237,980 in rooftop solar jobs over the next five years. Solar jobs will be well distributed across India, with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in the lead. Wind jobs, like wind capacity, are likely to be concentrated in a few states that have high wind potential…Read more
This research report presents the first comprehensive overview of the multiple climate hazard risks, and the proposed key issues and challenges facing South Asia. It suggests methods for mapping such risks and estimating their impacts on people and agriculture in South Asia by carrying out regional, country-wise and sub-national assessment of five climate-related risks that include floods, droughts, extreme rainfall, extreme temperature and sea-level rise…Read more
A new report by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance tells the story of the latest developments, signs and signals in the financing of renewable power and fuels. The report says that the investment in renewables capacity in 2016 was roughly double of that in fossil fuel generation, although total investment was $241.6 billion (excluding large hydro), the lowest since 2013…Read more
Global Opportunity Report 2017 presents five global risks including extreme weather, water shortage, unsustainable urbanisation and the global food crisis alongwith 15 new sustainable market opportunities that directly address them…Read More
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