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
India, where more than 400 million people lack access to electricity, relies heavily on coal-fired thermal power plants (TTPs) that also have environmental and health impacts. According to a 2011-2012 report, between 80,000 to 115,000 deaths occurred due to exposure…Read more
In India, climate change and disaster risk reduction policies diverge at the operational level, with little coordination among ministries and departments. This report shows how best to integrate effective disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation into development planning…Read more
This report develops an approach to dynamic pricing in support of a Ministry of Power initiative for smart grid pilot projects in India. Dynamic pricing experiments are intended to reveal how consumers respond to electricity prices and identify the most promising mechanisms suitable for wide-scale deployment…Read more
A review of current status and recommendations for innovative mechanisms…Read more
A number of large financing sources are not participating in renewable energy Investments in India yet; tax benefits are not uniformly accessible; capital market access has been limited; and private equity is tapering off. In this scenario, this report shows the ways forward…Read more