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The report highlights the need for and the challenges in developing an enabling environment to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency initiatives across the Indian SME sector.
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 advancement of energy efficiency best practices in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector in India and is helping propose the needful strategic, policy regulatory and institutional measures to address the challenges faced by the SME units. Our efforts will include sectoral assessments, building stakeholder capacities, proliferating modern energy efficient technologies in these units. These will further drive suitable policy actions by relevant government institutions.
Shakti is providing technical assistance to the Government of Bihar as well as brick makers and entrepreneurs in Bihar to support the commitment of cleaner and more efficient brick making technologies as well as adopt resource efficient building materials like fly ash bricks. Brick makers are being assisted to comply with the recent order of the Bihar State Pollution Control Board to upgrade older brick kilns.
Shakti supports the GHG Platform India (http://ghgplatform-india.org/), a multi-institution platform of civil society organizations to regularly prepare GHG emission estimates at the national and state levels and undertake policy relevant analysis. The Platform aims to address a critical data gap in India, which is the absence of regularly updated, transparent and publicly accessible GHG emissions data at the national and state level that is based on peer-reviewed methodologies.
The government will brainstorm on Thursday on how best it can be able to push large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in the country, ahead of the roll-out of FAME India - the national mission on electric mobility.>>
A range of developing countries have emerged as leaders in a global race to switch to sustainable energy by 2030, by boosting their policies to help improve people's access to reliable, affordable and clean power, the World Bank said.>>
Aiming to curb global warming and facilitate enough carbon space for growth of domestic industry and the economy, India has agreed to freeze production and consumption of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in 2028 and start reducing it from 2032 onward.>>
Currently, in India, we have a pollution under control (PUC) programme for inspection of vehicles plying on roads. Vehicles are tested for pollutants like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and the density of the soot emitted from the tailpipe.>>
The Budget has given a boost to renewable energy, announcing another 20,000 mw of solar park development in phase II and a slew of duty reductions on components for fuel cell-based power generating and biogas systems, as well as wind energy equipment.>>
India’s eight-point plan to fight climate change will soon become a 11-point plan with new missions to address the impact of climate change on health, coastal zones and waste-to-energy on the anvil, senior officials in the Environment Ministry said.>>
The next report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) due in 2018 will carry India’s inputs on climate change assessment generated by an indigenous modelling system.>>
World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies have said.>>
Union Power Minister launched the "world's largest" LED street light replacement project completed by SDMC in south Delhi wherein two lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with energy efficient LEDs.>>
And in a year set to notch up a new heat record, stoked partly by the El Niño phenomenon, governments stepped up concrete measures to protect their people from climate and weather extremes.>>