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
Climate change interacts with the different drivers of food insecurity to create new risks (but it can also create opportunities) and can affect all dimensions of food security. This report presents a summary of the latest available evidence of how climate change and food security interact, with specific examples from the Asia region…Read more
According to this new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, cheaper coal and cheaper gas will not derail the transformation and decarbonisation of the world’s power systems. It also says that by 2040, zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of installed capacity…Read more
2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase ever, with an estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) added. This report by REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) is a comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy…Read more
From the high Himalayas to the plains, one of the largest tributaries of the Ganga has the power both to unleash disaster and to transform the country’s economy. Explore the full four-part series here…Read more
Kerosene has been continued as a subsidised fuel to provide affordable cooking and illumination to households for the last 60 years. However, the subsidy program in its current form is marred by high levels of leakage in the distribution of subsidized kerosene and may not be the most efficient use of fiscal resources…Read more
This report traces the evolution of India’s climate policy and its stance at climate negotiations over the last few decades. It also asks: how India has championed the cause of the developing world?
How is China shifting to a low-carbon economy? What is driving the transition, and how will it affect the negotiations? chinadialogue’s new report explores these crucial questions
This paper by NRDC, CEEW and IGSD explores the energy efficiency and power sector benefits of air conditioning companies in India to “leapfrog” and phase down unsustainable technologies based on chemicals like HFCs with high Global warming potential and move to a future based on climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigerants.
Coal has always been the mainstay of the Indian electricity sector and many policymakers and analysts believe that it must remain the primary source of electricity generation for at least the next three to four decades. This view is based on the belief that a centralised electricity…Read more