India's generation capacity will have to increase up to seven times the present figure to meet our growth needs. The major part of our energy mix consists of fossil fuels. They are finite sources and have serious environmental consequences. In times of depleting resources and climate threats, the best way forward for India is to take the dual path of energy efficiency and renewable power generation like wind power generation and solar electricity generation. It is imperative to tap into these huge renewable power sources and judiciously utilize the non-renewable resources, keeping energy conservation in mind.To achieve this, the renewable energy programme is investing in supporting mechanisms that strengthen the call for clean and renewable energy policies through advocacy and awareness building and creating a supportive renewable energy implementation environment. Its activities are also aimed at helping compliance with evolving renewable energy deployment targets; and building supportive policy evidence through research around grid as well as off-grid business models.
This initiative aimed at identifying grid integration challenges in RE-rich Gujarat – technical, policy and regulatory – and suggesting measures to overcome these >>
This report estimates carbon mitigation potential achievable through sustainable low-carbon growth paths, while improving the energy access in rural India >>
Demand Side Management (DSM) despite being one of the least cost resources of electricity, has not been >>
The study uses internationally acclaimed methodologies in wind potential assessment to calculate on-shore wind potential in India. >>
Government nominated renewable energy sources to be used in the country's half a million mobile towers--which consume over five billion liters of diesel fuel each year >>
The new and renewable energy sector is estimated to have created over 50,000 direct jobs in the last three years. The job creation has taken place in off-grid and other applications of the sector, according to information made available by the ministry of new and renewable >>