July 25, 2017
The F20 Foundations Platform is an alliance of over 40 foundations that have joined forces in order to further...
May 15, 2017
Shakti is engaging with the ‘Bus Karo’ initiative led by WRI India, which aims to facilitate a peer-to-pee...
The budgets of the five cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur and Pune have been analysed to see how much money is spent on transportation in the cities, and more importantly the modal share of the transport expenditure.
The year that was - Our work in the clean energy space in India. Browse through this report for an overview of our activities and results.
Shakti is supporting WRI-India to create a forum comprising of State Transport Undertakings (STUs), city bus agencies and a few private bus operators to deliberate on key technical issues that hinder the development of city bus systems.
India must progress its climate actions in harmony with achieving its development priorities. A wide spectrum of policy choices are available, however, their institutional, financial and technical implications as well as trade-offs and co-benefits need to be thoroughly evaluated and understood so that policymakers are able take informed decisions.
At Kigali, India displayed leadership and flexibility by announcing several important measures to phase down HFCs. Given this important development, Shakti is supporting several efforts to enable a more informed policy discourse on this transition.
The Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has led to the illumination of 50,000 km of Indian roads with installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country. The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kwh of annual energy savings.>>
Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that India will probably be the first country in the world to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019, which would help the nation save over Rs 40,000 crore a year.>>
India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. With this, the country has become the 80th country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty.>>
Over 300,000 Indians could find jobs in the wind and solar industry over the next five years if the country works towards its 2022 target of 160 GW. Currently, wind and solar together account for almost 14% of India’s installed power
capacity. Over the next three years alone, the sector can generate jobs for about 80,000 Indians.>>
Delhi Metro has secured the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms for its 10 residential colonies from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). It has become the only completely 'green' Metro system in the world for adhering to green building norms for its residential colonies.>>
Based on carbon dioxide concentrations at a location and wind speed, scientists trace particles back to their sources to identify whether the country is an emitter or a carbon sink.>>
Indian Railways today launched first solar-powered DEMU (diesel electrical multiple unit) train from the Safdarjung railway station in Delhi. The train is equipped with solar panel roofs. Solar power will help in maintaining the lights and fans inside the train.>>
"With a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy efficiency initiatives to supply its people with 24x7 electricity by 2030, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change," the World Bank said in a news report recently.>>
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has been exempted from paying the motor vehicle tax this year by the state government. The transport utility shares 5.5% of its revenue with the state government towards motor vehicle tax, which puts the figure at around `120 crore a year.>>
One-fifth of the world's population - about two billion people - could become climate change refugees by the year 2100 due to rising ocean levels, a study warns.Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, researchers said.>>