Why Energy and Climate

Energy and climate change are at the forefront of the many challenges being faced by India today. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. At the core of this growth is the question of energy—more precisely our overall energy consumption and our reliance on fossil fuels—which has led to rising GHG emissions and a warming climate. The resulting impact on climate poses severe risks for India’s economy, ecosystems and human health.

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Impact Stories

The International Solar Alliance:
India’s Global Leadership In Solar

With the right investment and policy support, solar energy has the potential to boost economic development, empower millions of people and avert the climate crises. Nearly seven years since it was set up, ISA continues to set the…

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The India Cooling Action Plan:
A Collaborative Approach to Clean Cooling

With heat waves sweeping across Indian cities, the need for cooling solutions is more urgent than ever. India’s cooling demand is projected to grow by eight times in the next 20 years…

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Indian Railways Adopts Form-Based Codes for Station Redevelopment

India’s rail network is a significant growth engine for our economy, and its expansion must be aligned with robust decarbonisation strategies. The Railways has embarked on an ambitious 100 per cent electrification…

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The Brick Sector Becomes Cleaner and More Resource Efficient

India’s brick sector, although unorganized, is the second largest producer of bricks globally and is continuously expanding on account of increased demand from infrastructure and housing sectors. It is also a significant source of GHG…

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The Puducherry Pathfinder:
Lighting a Sustainable Future for India

Nearly a decade ago, the potential for energy saving through an efficient lighting program in India was huge and untouched—over 50 billion kWh in annual savings, which could deliver financial savings of USD 250 billion to consumers…

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Driving Energy Efficiency Interventions in Industry

Industries consume around 34 per cent of India’s total primary energy consumption. The Perform, achieve and trade (PAT), by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is a key market-based mechanism aimed at enhancing industrial energy efficiency.

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Electric Trucks: For Developing India by 2047

Priyadarshini Alok

On completion of 75 years of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to transform India into a developed country by the centenary of India’s independence in 2047. This means that…