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

Suchitra Subramaniyan

With the energy demand in India increasing, there is a need to focus on the recycling aspect of lithium-ion batteries. The rapid technology evolution also provides a boost to support…

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Raising Domestic Corporate Funding for Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Manu Maudgal

Climate change is here and now. With over 80 per cent of India’s districts are vulnerable to climate change, and it is in India’s interest to make development choices that provide…

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World EV Day 2022: Interview with Sudhendhu Sinha, NITI Aayog

Electric Mobility Team, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Electric vehicles (EVs) are emerging at the forefront of driving the shift in mobility away from traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to more sustainable options.

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World EV Day 2022: Interview with Randheer Singh, NITI Aayog

Electric Mobility Team, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Major countries across the world are pledging to switch to electric mobility, and India too is taking steps to accelerate this transition.On the occasion of World EV Day…

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World EV Day 2022: Interview with Mahua Archarya, CESL

Electric Mobility Team, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

World EV Day is marked globally…

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Air Pollution: Challenges and Opportunities

Ria Ranjan Srivastava

The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is celebrated on 7th September every year and the theme…

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How Himalayan states can lead the EV Revolution

Priyadarshini Alok

The Himalayas offer a unique landscape. The region extends across 13 states in India. This region amounts to approximately…

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Chat with Benora Desouza – Young Climate Champion

Benora Desouza and Aditi Sinha

As the impacts of climate change intensify, more and more young people are joining the movement for positive…

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The Critical Need for Emissions Reduction

Aditi Sinha

On April 4, 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the final chapter of its sixth…

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How Indian Civil Society can Tackle the Climate Crisis

Interview with Koyel Kumar Mandal

Koyel Kumar Mandal, Chief of Programs at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, speaks with India Development Review…

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India 2022-23 Budget: Climate Change

Aditi Sinha

India had, at COP26, declared to the world its strong commitments to attain net zero status by 2070. The target is…

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COP26: The Wins and Losses

Aditi Sinha

The centrepiece climate change event of 2021 is over, and an agreement has been reached. The Glasgow Pact…

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The Road Ahead from Glasgow

Aditi Sinha

For nearly three decades, the UN has been bringing together countries for global climate summits, known as COPs, or…

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Climate Ambition: COP 26 and Beyond

Aditi Sinha

In about a week from today, world leaders will gather at COP26 in Glasgow. The pressure is on for countries to urgently…

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Climate Conversations: Professor Sam Fankhauser

Aditi Sinha

We spoke with Sam Fankhauser, Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the Smith School and the…

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Distribution Sector Reforms: Time is No Longer a Luxury

Manu Maudgal and Akanksha Golchha

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the Indian power distribution sector to a tipping point—reform or perish.

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Guest Blog: Unlocking India’s Green Recovery

LEAD at Krea University

Unlocking India’s Green Recovery : Bridging Global Approaches with Local Priorities With the second wave of the pandemic…

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Perspectives on Wind Energy in India

Saloni Sachdeva

Global Wind Day is observed every year on June 15. According to globalwindday.org, it is a day…

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Key Pillars in the Transition to LCS Pathways

Nidhi Madan

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that a rapid transition is required to limit the…

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As India Approaches Net Zero, Some Critical Q&As

Jamshyd Godrej and Anshu Bharadwaj,

In recent weeks, there have been media reports on the possibility of India announcing net zero emission targets. This…

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Global CO2 Emissions: Zeroing in on Net Zero

Anshu Bharadwaj, Jamshyd Godrej

The global debate on combating climate change is in a decisive phase. The recent extreme weather events in Uttarakhand…

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Climate Communication in the Time of COVID-19

Aditi Sinha

Communicating about climate change has never been easy. The subject is complex, marred by uncertainties and tends to…

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Time for Big Bold Steps to Address Climate Change

Gayatri Ramanathan

As one sits down to write this piece, the number of COVID-19 cases in India is over 50,000, global infections…

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COVID-19 and the Renewable Energy Sector

Vivek Sen

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected all sectors of the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

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COVID-19: To Pause and Look Back To See The Future

Vaishali Sharma and Shubhashis Dey

The COVID-19 outbreak has deracinated life across the globe to expose the structural weaknesses of our system, such as…

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Climate Change is Happening Now

Shishir Soti

We are living through the Anthropocene, a geological age defined by the influence of humans on our environment. The impact…

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The Overlooked Emission in Indian Industry

Shubhashis Dey

India has endorsed the long-term UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) target of limiting…

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5 Individual Actions Against Climate Change

Vidvatta Sharma

Climate change is no longer a thing of the distant future. It is happening as we speak and is reflected in the increasingly…

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The Diesel Disruption in India

Krishan Dhawan

The recent decision by Maruti Suzuki, which has a 51 per cent market share, to stop producing and selling diesel cars from April…

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Power Services Need to be Affordable and Sustainable

Krishan Dhawan

As the country seeks to provide power and other basic public services, it needs to do so on a basis that is both affordable, accessible…

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Saubhagya: From Connections to Quality of Supply

Vivek Sen and Saloni Sachdeva

Distribution, the crucial link between power generation plants and end users, presents a complex challenge that…

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A Solar Step Ahead for Small Businesses

Aditi Sinha

The rooftop solar sector in India is gradually gaining momentum. More and more home owners as well as businesses are expressing…

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What Philanthropy Can Do For Climate Change

Shishir Soti

Philanthropy can play an important role in achieving India’s ambitious climate goals. Less than 2 percent of global…

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The Electric Mobility Opportunity

Mr. Krishan Dhawan

There are many reasons to encourage electric mobility (EM) in India. These include environmental—replacing ICE engines

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Hybrid Vehicles: A Pathway to Full Electrification

Mr. Krishan Dhawan

Under the recently announced GST guidelines, the Government made clear what it thought about hybrid cars, which…

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Blue Sky Thinking: What is Needed

Mr. Krishan Dhawan

Before we despair at ever seeing blue skies above Delhi by fixing its awful air quality, we must remember that such situations…

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Urban Renewal in India: Or Not

Krishan Dhawan

During the British Raj, military cantonments were established across the country. For space availability and strategic reason…

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F20 Foundations Platform on Climate Change

Aditi Sinha

The F20 Foundations Platform is an alliance of over 40 foundations that have joined forces in order to further shape the…

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The Auto Industry and the Public Good

Krishan Dhawan

Let me start with two quotes from Peter Drucker: “It is management’s public responsibility to make whatever…

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The Cleaning of the Cook Stove

Krishan Dhawan

Recent press reports indicate some very welcome trends in cleaning up the cooking fuel being used. State run oil…

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Staying on Track from Paris: Meeting our Climate Goals

Krishan Dhawan

Now that the Paris Agreement on climate change has been ratified, India must plan on making good on its Nationally…

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