September 13, 2016 In a collaborative effort, Shakti and the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) contributed an article on renewa...
April 1, 2016 With rapid population increase, India’s electricity demand has also multiplied manifold. This energy challen...
This issue has explored the prevalence, drivers, business case and key challenges for IoT based Smart Manufacturing (SM) solutions in Indian industry.
A methodology to develop public transport information systems through use of Information Technology (IT) based web and mobile applications.
Shakti initiated this project to develop best practices for traffic signal operations in India. The project provides recommendations on efficiently timing traffic signals at intersections to reduce delays, vehicles idling and corresponding emissions.
This initiative will help assess the developments under the first phase of the PAT scheme, facilitate exchange of ideas amongst stakeholders and help design and implement the second phase.
India moved the historic Paris agreement on climate change closer to reality by announcing that New Delhi would ratify it and submit the document to the United Nations on Gandhi Jayanthi.>>
A water-borne answer to the Solar Impulse - the plane that completed its round-the-globe trip using only solar energy in July - the 'Energy Observer' will be powered by the Sun, the wind and self-generated hydrogen when it sets sail in February.>>
A World Bank study shows that welfare costs and lost labour income due to air pollution amounted to 8.5% of India’s GDP in 2013. India reported the highest loss in labour output in 2013 owing to air pollution globally at $55.39 billion (2011 PPP-adjusted), or 0.84% of its GDP.>>
The domestic industry has given a thumbs-up to the government's new policy for repowering of wind power projects. The new policy will provide a fillip to new investment proposals and infuse a fresh lease of life in the ailing sector, the industry has said.>>
Consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area through 'Urja Mitra Helpline' by dialling 14401. Department of Telecom (DoT) has created the helpline to facilitate power distribution companies to provide information about outages to customers.>>
India and the US emphasised on the need to enhance access to both public and private funding for the development of clean energy. Both sides underscored the vital "importance of expanding access to public and private financing for clean energy development in order to enhance energy access and sustainable development.>>
21 lakh solar renewable energy certificates and another 73 lakh non-solar renewable certificates has piled up, remaining unsold till the August trading session of Indian Energy Exchange.>>
The power ministry plans to set up two funds of $1 billion each to enable alternative financing options for stressed power assets and renewable energy projects. The two funds have been proposed under the ambit of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).>>
Study- Smoke-spewing vehicles are largely to blame for the toxic air we breathe. A study has found that 36.3% of the diesel vehicles in the city and 12.6% run on petrol exceed the national limit for vehicular emissions. Diesel and petrol vehicles which are over 15 years old emit more pollutants.>>
In order to check pollution, a new policy will be framed to make scrapping of 15-year old vehicles mandatory, bringing heavy vehicles in its ambit to begin with. The Finance Ministry has suggested putting the proposed policy before a Committee of Secretaries, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said after holding a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on modernising the country’s vehicle fleet.>>