May 15, 2017
Shakti is engaging with the ‘Bus Karo’ initiative led by WRI India, which aims to facilitate a peer-to-pee...
May 9, 2017
Let me start with two quotes from Peter Drucker:
“It is management’s public responsibility to make what...
The report presents the summary of design strategy for improvement of intersection/junctions to resolve traffic issues at three major junctions of Udaipur city- Suraj Pole, Hathi Pole and Delhi Gate, along with the streets connecting them.
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.
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.>>
Another list of 30 cites for development as smart cities was announced recently taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. Kerala capital Thiruvanathapuram topped the list, Chhattisgarh's new capital Naya Raipur came second.>>
Scientists who studied India's 2015 heat wave that claimed 2,500 lives concluded that the region was likely to see intense heatwaves once in every 10 years, instead of once in every 100 years.>>
As batteries and new sources of flexibility bolster the reach of renewables, the renewable energy will be reaching 49 percent in India, 55 percent in China, 74 percent penetration in Germany and 38 percent in the U.S. by 2040 anticipates newly released Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) annual long-term analysis of the future of energy- 2017 New Energy Outlook (NEO).>>
Indian Railways will install flexible solar panels and batteries to power fans and lights on 250 local trains, giving another boost to India’s rapidly growing renewable energy programme.>>
Electric vehicles for public transport is ‘one of the necessary ingredients of a smart city’, Nagpur being one of them. Under the newly inaugurated multi-modal electric vehicle project, 200 electric taxis and e-rickshaws will operate in Nagpur on Ola’s platform. A solar power charging station built by Ola was also unveiled.>>
Already accounting for 9% of India's total installed energy capacity, wind power looks to add another 6GW this year, an unprecedented expansion that will help the country overshoot its Paris climate pact commitment.>>