Renewable Energy

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.

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Renewable Energy - INITIATIVES
  • Status of Renewable Energy Development in India in 2016-17

    An analysis of developments in the renewable energy sector during the year 2016-17 covering power generation from various renewable energy technologies, advances in policy and regulatory frameworks, growth in manufacturing capacity and investment flows, and contribution of renewables to emissions reduction.>>

  • The Green Power Market Development Group

    The Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) India is an industry-led initiative aimed at rapidly increasing the share of renewable energy in the overall energy consumption of commercial and industrial establishments.>>

  • Your Own Sun : A Manual on Solar Rooftop

    Rooftop Solar has many benefits for individual consumers and for the country as a whole.This manual provides apt and timely information to consumers seeking to install rooftop solar systems.>>

  • Exploring potential demand sectors towards enhancing share of natural gas in India’s energy mix

    This initiative is an effort to recommend required policy, regulatory and market interventions that promote economically feasible and efficient end-uses of natural gas, thus diversifying the energy mix with clean, efficient and flexible energy resources.>>

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  • Firecrackers Won't Be Sold This Diwali In Delhi, Supreme Court Ban Till November 1

    It will be a less boisterous but - as is widely hoped - a cleaner Diwali in Delhi and its neighbourhood this year with the Supreme Court today banning the sale of firecrackers till November 1, saying it wants to assess the impact on the air quality.>>

    NDTV |  09 Oct 2017
    India among the worst affected by climate change: IMF study

    A study on the impact of climate change by the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, shows countries in the tropics will be the worst affected as a result of global warming. A one degree rise in temperature can cause India’s per capita output to fall by 1.33 percentage points. >>

    Livemint |  02 Oct 2017
  • The importance of data in smart cities

    Data sources are everywhere around us, ranging from smart phones and computers, to Global Positioning System (GPS) and social media sites. Effective analysis and utilization of this data is going to be a key factor for success in the smart cities initiative, by making the data available in one place through a framework that is clean, well labelled and allows better processing and consumption.>>

    Livemint |  25 Sep 2017
    India records highest-ever renewable energy generation

    India generated 10.2 Billion Units (BUs) of electricity in June from green energy sources including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro -- 26 per cent more than 8.1 BUs of renewable energy generated in the same month last year and 17 per cent more than 8.6 Bus generated in the previous month (May 2017), research and ratings agency India Ratings has said in a report. >>

    The Economic Times |  19 Sep 2017
  • NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

    The National Green Tribunal has dismissed the Union government’s plea asking for modification in its order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The green court has noted that emission from diesel vehicles is carcinogenic in nature and one diesel vehicle causes pollution equivalent to 24 petrol vehicles or otherwise 40 CNG vehicles.>>

    Hindustan Times |  14 Sep 2017
    Development must be climate-smart

    As the frequency of extreme weather events increases, urbanisation has to heed ecological principles. Development needs to be climate-smart, but also avoid social and institutional challenges such as moral hazard. >>

    The Hindu |  07 Sep 2017
  • Combating air pollution: Delhi-NCR may get common air quality index

    The National Capital Region, often claimed to be the one of the worst polluted zones in the world, would soon get a common Air Quality Index (AQI), which would give a more accurate picture of the air quality.>>

    Hindustan Times |  03 Sep 2017
    Street lighting programme lights up 50,000 km of roads with 3 million LEDs

    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. >>

    The Economic Times |  20 Aug 2017
  • India may become 1st nation using LED for all lights by 2019

    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.>>

    The Economic Times |  16 Aug 2017
    India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

    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. >>

    The Economic Times |  09 Aug 2017

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