Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022: A Much-Awaited Change for the EV Sector

Date : November 13, 2022

Lithium, a popular metal in today’ is also known as “white gold”. Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) are the most popular battery technologies existing in the clean energy space. With the energy demand in India increasing coupled with rising import bills, there is a need to focus on the recycling aspect of lithium-ion batteries. of lithium-ion batteries. The rapid technology evolution also provide...

India 2022-23 Budget: Climate Change

Date : March 8, 2022

India had, at COP26, declared to the world its strong commitments to attain net zero status by 2070. The target is opined to be ambitious by most, as the third largest carbon dioxide emitter globally has a steep path to traverse in order to materialise this strong projected ambition. India’s pledge is entwined with its aspirations of a robust 2030 GDP, projected to be between $8.5 trillion and ...

COP26: The Wins and Losses

Date : March 8, 2022

The centrepiece climate change event of 2021 is over, and an agreement has been reached. The Glasgow Pact managed to keep the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal alive, but just about. COP 26 president Alok Sharma called it a “fragile win”, and the world still remains far from being able to limit the devastating impacts of climate change. Many concede that the negotiations were marked by obstacles tha...

The Road Ahead from Glasgow

Date : March 8, 2022

For nearly three decades, the UN has been bringing together countries for global climate summits, known as COPs, or the ‘Conference of the Parties.’ In that time, climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. If no action is taken, climate change may transform now-familiar terrain into alien landscapes over the next few centuries. This is why summits like the COP focu...

Climate Ambition: COP 26 and Beyond

Date : March 6, 2022

In about a week from today, world leaders will gather at COP26 in Glasgow. The pressure is on for countries to urgently ramp up their ambitions for global collective action on climate change. The latest IPCC report speaks volumes about the challenge ahead—the world has only a very narrow pathway to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C, the limit scientists say is necessary for averting the wors...

Climate Conversations: Professor Sam Fankhauser

Date : December 3, 2021

We spoke with Sam Fankhauser, Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the Smith School and the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. He is also Research Director of Oxford Net Zero. Before moving to Oxford, Sam was Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. Here's his take on COP26 and the...

Distribution Sector Reforms: Time is No Longer a Luxury

Date : August 20, 2021

.postid-13990 img.scale-with-grid.wp-post-image{display:none;} The Covid-19 pandemic brought the power distribution sector to a tipping point—reform or perish. On the demand side, the shifting of demand load patterns across consumer categories impacted the revenues of distribution companies (Discoms) because of reduced commercial and industrial demand. On the supply side, the increasing quan...

Guest Blog: Unlocking India’s Green Recovery

Date : July 1, 2021

#post-13785 img.scale-with-grid.wp-post-image{display:none;} Unlocking India's Green Recovery : Bridging Global Approaches with Local Priorities With the second wave of the pandemic devastating the Indian economy further, policymakers need to revisit stimulus packages and draw lessons from emerging green recovery  practices from across the globe. Green recovery strategies are short-term...

Key Pillars in the Transition to LCS Pathways

Date : May 10, 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that a rapid transition is required to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius i.e., staying within the cumulative carbon budget of 770 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide. The IPCC report infers that the entire world must reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions globally around 2050, and achieve a significant reduction in the emi...

As India Approaches Net Zero, Some Critical Q&As

Date : April 7, 2021

In recent weeks, there have been media reports on the possibility of India announcing net zero emission targets. This has led to an intense debate. Some scholars have advocated that it is in India’s interest to announce net zero emissions targets by 2050. Others have urged restraint highlighting the magnitude of challenge involved and argue that we first decide on peaking. Some have questioned t...