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Emissions Monitoring of Brick Kilns- Zigzag vs FCBTK

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2019

Emissions from brick kilns depend on several factors including kiln technology type, input fuel used, brick setting practices to name a few. This report provides an assessment of stack emission monitoring for a few brick kilns in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The objective of the report is to understand particulate matter readings observed in diff...

The Missing Ingredient- A Survey Report on the Quality of Fly Ash Bricks in Delhi-NCR

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2019

Several regulations have been introduced to promote the use of fly ash as a resource material for brick making. Despite this regulatory push, the uptake of fly ash is still very low. One of the main setbacks is the scepticism around the quality of the fly ash bricks being manufactured. A survey was conducted in Delhi-NCR to examine the quality of f...

SARAL- State Rooftop Attractiveness Index 2018-19

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India aims to install 40 GW of rooftop solar capacity by 2022. The SARAL Index is designed to help states achieve this goal. It encourages states to assess initiatives undertaken so far as well as the scope for future improvement by evaluating and ranking all states according to their performance, growth, level of maturity, policy framework, and im...

Value of Transit Data: Assessment Of Impacts of Real-Time Information Provision to Passengers

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2019

This report aims to measure the monetary value of the benefits resulting from the use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) data to share real-time information and the value-addition of the open data in sharing information. The report also includes a qualitative assessment of the impact of open data on transport sector start-ups who are one of the...

India’s Electric Vehicle Transition: Impact on Auto Industry and Building the EV Ecosystem

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2019

The automotive industry in India is facing headwinds – from a general economic downturn to the need to improve emissions performance and the impending shift to electrification. Charting the future course of the auto industry, especially with regard to electrification, will require an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and impacts that ca...

India Energy Transformation Platform (IETP)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy    Recent Publication: 2019

Launched in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India Energy Transformations Platform (IETP) is IETP is an independent, multi-stakeholder group that meets periodically to discuss non-linear, radical and transformative opportunities for deeply decarbonizing India’s energy sector by 2050. IETP will conceptualize...

Greening the Financial System

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India’s transition towards low-carbon economic development requires capital inflow at scale. There is a need for the structural transformation of financial policy and regulations to help direct capital towards green economic activities. This is particularly pertinent as India crafts out pathways to meet its Nationally Determined Contributions (ND...

Financing Needs of Nascent Clean Energy Technology Businesses

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

There is a need to encourage, support, and scale innovation in order to advance to a more sustainable, nimble, and secure energy future. Emerging technologies have a business life cycle: research and development (R&D), demonstration, and eventual commercialisation. Clean energy projects, especially those in their nascent stages, have long timel...

Revitalising The Wind Energy Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Wind energy contributes 60 gigawatts(GW) to India’s target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. However, in the last few years, the sector has witnessed an immense slowdown. The annual capacity addition of wind energy was below 2 GW for the last two consecutive years- a drastic 60 per cent decrease from the financial year 2016–17. F...

The State of Renewable Energy in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

In the last decade the renewable energy sector has made tremendous strides in the country, growing from a fringe player to a mainstream actor in the energy sector. Riding on a favourable policy environment and dipping prices, capacity and generation have grown. According to official estimates, India has hit 73 GW of installed RE power, which is...

Enhancing Consumer Participation in Electricity Sector Decision Making in Rajasthan

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

While India's power sector is evolving, public awareness and participation in electricity governance processes is quite limited. On the one hand, utilities must adopt initiatives that can influence consumer behavior, ensure quality of supply and profitability. On the other, consumers need to be aware of their rights, responsibilities, regulatio...

Enhancing Civil Society Engagement in Uttar Pradesh’s Power Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Uttar Pradesh has the largest population, the largest number of households added under the Saubhagya scheme, and the highest commitment to reforms under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), and, therefore, the greatest need to address losses incurred by distribution companies (discoms). But discoms in Uttar Pradesh have persistently been f...

The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF) works to promote policy, regulatory and business solutions that will increase the deployment of renewable energy. Since it was established in 2013, the IREF has provided recommendations to inform several policy developments such as the National Solar Mission Phase II and amendments to the Electricit...

State of the Indian Renewable Energy Sector: Drivers, Risks, and Opportunities

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India has emerged as one of the champions of the global energy transition. At the end of 2017, India represented the world’s fourth largest wind installed capacity and the sixth largest solar installed capacity.1 Investment flow into the renewable energy (RE) sector in India is the second highest among developing countries.India’s RE ambiti...

Addressing Data Gaps Through a Knowledge Portal for the Renewable Energy Sectorp address data gaps

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India’s renewable energy market has gained increased momentum, stoked by an ambitious target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. But stakeholders still face challenges accessing data on the renewable energy sector. This is because information on major trends, growth trajectories, policy and regulatory reforms, market updates, and bottlenec...

The Potential of Solar Rooftop

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Solar Rooftop has significant potential to contribute to India’s renewable energy targets and energy security. India's target of 40 GW of solar rooftop capacity by 2022 has injected increased ambition into the sector. In the meanwhile, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has steadily gained wider acceptance with significant global capacity gro...

Cleaner and More Energy Efficient Cold chains in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Around Rs. 92,000 crores worth of major agricultural produce (at 2014 wholesale prices) is lost in India every year (Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, 2016). The actual economic loss would be compounded if we consider retail price, hunger, farmer distress and farm loan wavers. While many factors contribute to post-ha...

Implementing Sustainable Transport Projects in Smart Cities Programmes

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

In the past, support from Shakti helped four cities—Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Jaipur and Udaipur—to include sustainable mobility and built environment components into their Smart City Proposals. Based on the strength of the proposals, all four cities made it to the list of top 20 cities selected for the first round of funding under the Smart...

Inter Model Comparison of Different Transportation-Sector Policies in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The transportation sector is one of India’s major energy consuming sectors. As the country's GDP grows, it will lead to heightened transport activity for moving passengers and freight by the way of rapid motorisation. This will lead to a concomitant rise in energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector as a whole. Thus, ther...

Sustainable Mobility and Citizen Preferences

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Consumers are one of the largest and most important user group in an economy; but they are also the only group who are not effectively organized and whose views are often not heard. One of the most effective ways to nudge the transport sector towards an efficient and cleaner future is to understand, and inform the consumer behavior towards low ...

Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Over the last year, the Government of India has shown clear indications that it is keen to accelerate India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs). However, there still exist ambiguities about the ways in which this transition may occur. Indian travel behaviour, modal split and consumption patterns are quite different from those observed in deve...

Increasing the Rail Share in Freight Transport in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Over the last few years, the volume of freight transported in India has increased exponentially due to India's rapidly growing economy. Indian Railways, once the largest freight transport mode in the country, is rapidly losing it share in national freight mobility to road-based transport, which is more energy and emissions intensive. With the r...

Strengthening the Regulatory Environment for Urban Transport

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Public transport systems (i.e. buses, metros, suburban rail) are, for the most part, unable to meet the mobility demand in Indian cities. As a result, the ownership of private vehicles (such as cars and two-wheelers) has increased significantly. This in turn has led to more congestion and travel time, worsening air quality and increase in GHG e...

Interpreting the Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement and its Implications for India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The transparency framework is an important element of the Paris Agreement. It includes obligations for countries to evaluate their mitigation efforts. But what are the implications of this framework for India? As key parameters of the transparency regime are negotiated and agreed upon, India will have to strengthen its domestic institutional fr...

Market Mechanisms for GHG Abatement

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India will need to rely upon market-based mechanisms such as internal carbon pricing, carbon taxes, the emissions cap and trade to manage GHG emissions. Shakti is facilitating research and stakeholder consultations to facilitate the emergence of suitable market-based instruments. ...

The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessments (APnA) city program

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

With rapid urbanization and migration, major metropolitan cities as well as tier-2 cities are witnessing a rise in population, infrastructure needs and energy needs. This in turn is increasing pollution levels and worsening the quality of air. There have been attempts to quantify the impact of air pollution and its sources for metropolitan cite...

Enhancing Civil Society Engagement in Uttar Pradesh’s Power Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2019

Uttar Pradesh has the largest population, the largest number of households added under the Saubhagya scheme, and the highest commitment to reforms under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), and, therefore, the greatest need to address losses incurred by distribution companies (discoms). But discoms in Uttar Pradesh have persistently been farin...

Unclamping India – How To Deal With Polluting Clamp-Type Kilns

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2018

Clamps are one of the one of the least efficient and most polluting of all brickmaking technologies. As India strives towards a cleaner brick future, phasing clamps out is a necessary step on the way. Based on a survey carried out in Maharashtra, this report provides insights on the adverse environmental impacts of clamps and suggests recommendatio...

Visualising the Impact of Air Pollution During October and November 2018

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2018

This report assesses the impact of agricultural burning and Diwali firecrackers on the pollution levels in the vicinity of the deployed monitors in 10 Indian cities during October and November 2018....

Discussion Paper on Carbon Tax Structure for India – Executive Summary

Sector:    Undertaken By: Ernst & Young    Recent Publication: 2018

Internationally, carbon pricing instruments have witnessed growing interest as cost effective policy measures for climate mitigation. A carbon tax is considered by many as an efficient climate mitigation instrument since it can influence decision making of businesses and individuals to enable transition towards low-carbon and energy efficient techn...

Discussion Paper on Carbon Tax Structure for India – Full Report

Sector:    Undertaken By: Ernst & Young    Recent Publication: 2018

Internationally, carbon pricing instruments have witnessed growing interest as cost effective policy measures for climate mitigation. A carbon tax is considered by many as an efficient climate mitigation instrument since it can influence decision making of businesses and individuals to enable transition towards low-carbon and energy efficient techn...

Reducing Risk, Addressing Climate Change Through Internal Carbon Pricing – A Primer for Indian Businesses

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

At a time when many countries have set targets to reduce emissions by 2030 as part of their Nationally Determined Contributions, the importance of the role played by corporations in driving sustainable business models that supplement global efforts is greater than before. A growing number of businesses around the world are turning to internal carbo...

Internal Carbon Pricing Primer Case Studies – Companies Using Internal Carbon Pricing to Reduce Risks and Address Climate Change

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

A leading Indian denim manufacturer—Arvind—has committed to continually improve energy performance across all business units. To strengthen existing energy productivity initiatives, it made energy purchases the focus of activity (operational boundary) for its internal carbon pricing scheme. Introducing a shadow price has led to approval for mor...

Operationalizing Flexibility Within the Transparency Framework

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

This discussion paper unpacks and analyses the reporting and review process under the existing transparency framework and put forward approaches to inform the modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) for the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) of Article 13 under the Paris Agreement....

Milestone Tracker for Installation of Emission Control Technologies

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2018

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) revised the environmental standards for coal-based thermal power stations in 2015. The deadline to meet the standards passed in 2017. As the industry fell short of achieving full compliance, the deadline was extended till 2021-22 for over 70% of the total capacity. This report, pr...

Benefit Cost Analysis of Emission Standards for Coal-Based Thermal Power Plants in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy    Recent Publication: 2018

In December 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Central Pollution Control Board notified more stringent emission standards for thermal power plants. This report presents a comprehensive benefit-to-cost analysis to assess the suitability and the impact of the new, more stringent emission standards for thermal power plan...

No Room For Delay – Analysis of CEA Plans to Implement New Norms for Coal Power Plants

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2018

Coal-based thermal power plants are a significant source of air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To address this issue, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Central Pollution Control Board notified more stringent emission standards for thermal power plants in December 2015. However, little progress has been made ...

Status of Coal Power Stations in Delhi-NCR – Off Target

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2018

Thermal power-plants within a radius of 300 km of Delhi and the National Capital Region (Delhi-NCR) have been directed to comply to the new and more stringent emission standards. The report presents plant-wise compliance measures undertaken by the power stations in the Delhi-NCR. The report also makes recommendations on steps which should be taken ...

Climate Co-benefits

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

India has demonstrated its commitment to fast-track greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation measures that align well with its development priorities. A consideration of co-benefits, such as improvement of air quality, expected reductions in human health impacts, increase in agricultural yields etc. against a business-as-usual (BAU) pathway, can significant...

CEO Forum on Air Quality

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

Shakti in partnership with WRI India has convened a high-level platform for CEOs and business leaders with the goal of fostering Industry leadership on air quality issues. The platform acts as a forum to deliberate on the role of Indian Industry in supporting ambient air quality improvements, technology advancements, financing and innovation. It ai...

Exploring Greenhouse Gas Mapping Within the Perform, Achieve & Trade (PAT) Reporting Framework

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

This issue brief explores opportunities available to integrate GHG reporting within the existing reporting framework of PAT by assessing two sectors included in the PAT scheme....

Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

Over the past fifteen years number of national, regional and local governments have established mandates on emissions measurement and reporting. Broadly applicable to the corporate sector, mandatory emissions reporting allows policy makers to evaluate industry related climate impacts from time to time.For India to explore the possibility of designi...

Carbon Markets in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

As India joins the global momentum on carbon pricing, there is a clear need to explore the avenues for implementing a domestic carbon market in India. The briefing paper explores the implementation avenues, opportunities and challenges for carbon markets in India....

Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity – Survey of States 2018

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2018

ACCESS 2018 survey revisits the households to understand the changes in their energy access situation over the last three years, and to study the impact of government policies during this period. Its analysis and findings provide a multidimensional view of the nuances associated with electricity access and cooking energy access such as the duration...

Towards Electric Vehicles in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2018

Emissions from the transport sector contribute significantly to deteriorating air quality and human health in cities. Transport accounts for 20% of global energy use and contributes 25% to 30% of emissions. With the rapid acceleration of the Indian automobile market, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a promising pathway towards enhancing air-quality, ene...

Roadmap for Bus-Fleet and Infrastructure Development

Sector:    Undertaken By: SGArchitects    Recent Publication: 2018

Bus systems are an integral component of public transport systems in India. However, most existing bus transport undertakings are unable to meet current public transport demand. A significant reason is the limited investments toward increasing the available bus fleets and for creating supportive infrastructure required to maintain and expand existi...

New and Innovative Sources of Finance for Renewable Energy

Sector:    Undertaken By: Climate Policy Initiative    Recent Publication: 2018

India is pursuing an ambitious goal — significantly expanding the share of renewable sources in its energy supply mix. There is a widespread recognition that financing for renewable energy must be scaled up significantly from its current levels. Going forward, India will have to efficiently and effectively mobilise further financial resources...

Increasing Consumer Awareness on Vehicular Emissions

Sector:    Undertaken By: Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy    Recent Publication: 2018

One of the most effective ways to nudge the transport sector towards an efficient and cleaner future is to influence consumer purchase in favour of more fuel efficient and less polluting vehicle models. To bring a change in consumer choices starts with reliable and straightforward information—on impacts of pollutants and CO2 emissions—as they p...

Innovative Approaches Towards Demand Side Management

Sector:    Undertaken By: MP Ensystems Advisory Private Limited    Recent Publication: 2018

The Indian regulatory framework supports the design and implementation of Demand Side Management (DSM) measures by utilities, for their consumers. DSM regulations have been notified by 19 states and Union Territories in India and a number of DSM programs have been initiated across the country. To support the implementation of DSM in India, Shakt...

Impact Evaluation for End-Use Efficiency Programs

Sector:    Undertaken By: Prayas (Initiatives in Health, Energy, Learning and Parenthood)    Recent Publication: 2018

Energy efficiency will be crucial to meeting India’s goal of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable access to energy to its citizens. A number of policies and programmes aimed at conserving energy, improving energy efficiency, and managing energy demand have been implemented in India in recent years. Both the scale and the scope of these ...

Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2018

Traditionally, the electricity generation in India has been dominated by conventional fuels. With the increasing focus on clean growth, India plans to incorporate a total of 175 GW of renewable energy installed capacity by 2022. This is expected to be account for around 37% of the installed power generation capacity in 2022. The successful operatio...

Towards Solar-Powered Agricultural Water Pumps

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2018

Agriculture contributes to 15% of India’s GDP and employs 50% of the workforce. Reliable irrigation, therefore, is a critical requirement not just for the farmer but also for the country. Solar irrigation pumps are a promising alternative to traditional water pumping systems which usually operate on grid electricity, diesel and kerosene. Given th...

India’s Renewable Energy Target : Resolving the ‘Land’ Conundrum

Sector:    Undertaken By: TERI School of Advanced Studies    Recent Publication: 2018

India's ambitious target of 175 GW renewable energy by 2022 will require an estimated 120,000 hectares of land at a deployment rate of over 10 GW over 15,000 hectares of land each year. The issue of land availability is viewed as a major hurdle to meeting this target. Lessons from other parts of the world suggest it is possible to fast-track projec...

Evaluating Investment-Policy Interaction in the Mini-Grid and DRE sectors

Sector:    Undertaken By: cKinetics    Recent Publication: 2018

India has seen progressive developments on the DRE and mini-grid policy front. But have these policies led to an increased quantum of finance or better access to it? What is the investor perception of these changes? Studies commissioned by Shakti attempt to provide some answers by assessing the nature and form of finance available along with pr...

The India GHG Program – Helping Businesses Measure and Track GHG Emissions

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

The India GHG Program is an industry-led voluntary initiative to measure and manage GHG emissions. The Program aims to establish a robust and effective institutional set-up providing Indian businesses with access to relevant GHG measurement and accounting tools, customised training and capacity building initiatives. It also provides expertise on ap...

The India GHG Program – Helping Businesses Measure and Track GHG Emissions

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

The India GHG Program is an industry-led voluntary initiative to measure and manage GHG emissions. The Program aims to establish a robust and effective institutional set-up providing Indian businesses with access to relevant GHG measurement and accounting tools, customised training and capacity building initiatives. It also provides expertise on ap...

Advancing Building Energy Efficiency in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)    Recent Publication: 2018

India’s rising population coupled with rapid urbanization will augment the demand for newer buildings in the country. According to estimates, India’s building sector is forecasted to grow fivefold from 2005-30. This will translate into creating a similar sectoral energy demand which currently accounts for almost 33% of total energy consumption ...

Energy Efficiency with Internet of Things (IoT)

Sector:    Undertaken By: PricewaterhouseCoopers    Recent Publication: 2018

The Internet of Things, popularly known as IoT, is an emerging disruptive technology that transforms the way physical objects and assets operate and add value in any industry vertical. India has become a rapidly growing hub for IoT solutions. It is estimated that the Indian market for IoT is likely to touch USD 15 billion in the next five years. On...

Making the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Sector More Energy Efficient

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2018

As engines of economic growth, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in India’s economy. SMEs contribute to around 45% of the country’s manufacturing output and are growing at a rapid pace. The energy savings potential from the SME sector is pegged at more than 15%. This could potentially translate to 3.5 Million ToE. Shakt...

Financial and Regulatory Roadmaps for Improving Bus-based Public Transport

Sector:    Undertaken By: Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP – India)    Recent Publication: 2018

Bus systems are key to providing efficient public transport service in our cities. Most formal public transport services are owned and operated either by the State Road Transport Undertaking (STUs) or a Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) constituted for this purpose. But most of these are unable to cater to the demand for transport in an adequate manne...

The India GHG Program – Helping Businesses Measure and Track GHG Emissions

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2018

The India GHG Program is an industry-led voluntary initiative to measure and manage GHG emissions. The Program aims to establish a robust and effective institutional set-up providing Indian businesses with access to relevant GHG measurement and accounting tools, customised training and capacity building initiatives. It also provides expertise on ap...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Agra

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Agra...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Amritsar

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Amritsar...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Bengaluru

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Bengaluru...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Bhopal

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Bhopal...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Bhubaneswar

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Bhubaneswar...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Chandigarh

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Chandigarh...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Chennai

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Chennai...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Coimbatore

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Coimbatore...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dehradun

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dehradun...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Indore

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Indore...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jaipur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jaipur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kanpur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kanpur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kochi

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kochi...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ludhiana

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ludhiana...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Nagpur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Nagpur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Patna

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Patna...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Pune

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Pune...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Raipur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Raipur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ranchi

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ranchi...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Varanasi

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2017

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Varanasi...

Delayed Deadline – Analysis of Coal Power Sector’s Plans to Meet New Environmental Norms

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2017

Coal-based thermal power plants are a significant source of air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and the Central Pollution Control Board notified more stringent emission standards for thermal power plants. However, little progress has been made by the thermal power sector...

Smart and Clean Technologies in High-Rise Residential Apartments

Sector:    Undertaken By: Meghraj Capital Advisors Private Limited    Recent Publication: 2017

Shakti commissioned the development of a practical guidebook to help existing high-rise residential buildings implement clean energy projects and smart technologies. The guidebook, targeted at residential communities and resident welfare associations, explores opportunities to reduce the overall electricity consumption of existing high-rise buildin...

Conference: Collaborating Efforts to Mitigate Pollution in the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Environment and Energy Development    Recent Publication: 2017

This conference brought together high-level stakeholders from Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh to deliberate solutions for mitigating air pollution as well as to identity key areas of collaboration. One of the underlying themes of discussion was the need for regional cooperation for a clean air action plan. Collaborative and coordinated action wi...

The Hazy View – Public Survey on Awareness About Air Pollution

Sector:    Undertaken By: Edelman India    Recent Publication: 2017

'The Hazy View', a national survey on air pollution was conducted across 11 Indian cities to gauge public awareness, perceptions and attitudes towards air quality.The survey reveals that while most respondents claim to be reasonably aware about air pollution, the actual of knowledge appears to be lower. A similar gap between awareness and understan...

Converging the Divergence between Diesel and Petrol Prices

Sector:    Undertaken By: Integrated Research and Action for Development    Recent Publication: 2017

This report evaluates the case for reducing the existing price differential through a revenue neutral equalisation of the central excise duties that are levied on diesel and petrol. It assesses the impact of the revision in excise rates on state government finances, truck freight, farmers, car manufacturers and bus operators and passengers, and con...

India Climate Report Vol 4

Sector:    Undertaken By: KPMG    Recent Publication: 2017

The paper is fourth of the briefing paper series that is designed to provide an up-to-date account and analysis of India’s efforts to address climate change. This briefing paper covers an update on trends in renewable energy prices and other domestic as well as international developments to address climate change....

Status of the Swacch Bharat Mission – Implications on India’s Solid Waste Emissions

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2017

This brief focuses on the progress of the ‘Solid Waste Management’ component under the Swachh Bharat Mission - Urban, and analyses the impact of the programme on GHG emissions from the solid waste management sector....

GHG Emissions from India’s Electricity Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2017

India is the world’s third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity. In March 2016, the total installed capacity (including non-utilities) was 349.2 GW, and the total generation was 1351.97 terawatt hours (TWh). Industries are a major consumer of electricity contributing to 44.11% of the total share followed by the domestic (22...

Impact of Decarbonisation strategies on Road Transport Sector Emissions

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2017

India's transport sector is a heavy consumer of petroleum products. It contributed to around 10% of total GHG emissions including Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) in 2010. Around 13% of energy-based emissions are attributed to the transport sector, based on the estimates published in India's Biennial Update Report. Emissions in the t...

Data Gaps in Emissions Estimation for the Indian Energy Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2017

Through India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) commitment, India envisages a target to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030, from 2005 levels, using low carbon emission strategies. In this context, it is important to create a GHG emission inventory every year, which will assist policy makers to de...

Status of Renewable Energy Development in India in 2016-17

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Institute of Sustainable Energy    Recent Publication: 2017

This report synthesizes a host of developments in the renewables 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 analysis shows that 2016...

Making the Transition to a Smarter Grid

Sector:    Undertaken By: India Smart Grid Forum    Recent Publication: 2017

The Smart Grid Handbook for Regulators and Policy Makers is the first of a kind reference guide for stakeholders to make the optimal use of smart grid technologies for the integration of renewable energy into the grid. Smart grids can play a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable energy future. Smart Grids are also very relevant in the con...

Scaling up Mini-Grids

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2017

It is estimated that around 237 million Indians remain unconnected to the discom grid and do not have access to reliable electricity. In the last few years, DRE-based mini-grids have emerged as an effective solution to provide clean and reliable power using locally available resources. On the policy front, mini-grids have been gaining prominence wi...

Strengthening the Distribution Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2017

The distribution sector is an important segment of the power sector value chain. In the last decade, India has taken several steps improve to the sector’s commercial performance and financial viability. However, progress has been slower than envisaged. The sector is not very efficient owing to significant energy and revenue losses.The financial h...

Building the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations

Sector:    Undertaken By: Prayas (Initiatives in Health, Energy, Learning and Parenthood)    Recent Publication: 2017

Shakti is engaging with a broad spectrum of civil society organizations to facilitate knowledge sharing as well as to build their capacity to contribute to decision-making processes in the power sector in a more informed manner. These resource papers provide an important reference point for stakeholders with the goal of finding long-term solutions ...

Value Chain Analysis of the Wind and Solar Industry

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2017

The momentum for renewable energy has increased at a rapid pace, and especially so for solar and wind energy. India's ambitious renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022 makes it imperative to assess the challenges of domestic availability and manufacturing of different renewable components. It is also necessary to create enabling policy and regula...

Busting Myths Around Renewable Energy

Sector:    Undertaken By: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy    Recent Publication: 2017

With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, India has committed to clean and renewable energy targets. However, there are several myths and perceptions regarding renewables, which restrict the mainstreaming of renewable energy in the country. For example: renewable energy is expensive, it requires too much land, and can lead to instability in the...

The GHG Platform India – India’s First Civil Society Platform for GHG Estimation and Analysis

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2017

India's emissions will continue to grow in the coming years but there are significant mitigation opportunities that exist across various sectors and sub-sectors. The GHG Platform is a collective civil-society initiative providing an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy, wa...

Briefing Paper Series on India’s Climate Actions

Sector:    Undertaken By: KPMG    Recent Publication: 2017

To help inform the domestic actions on climate change, Shakti launched a briefing paper series to provide an up-to-date account and analysis of India’s efforts to fight against global climate change. The goal of this series is to promote informed discussion and debate on important developments that are likely to shape climate policy in India....

Advancing Domestic Dialogue and Action in Support of an HFC Phase-Down

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2017

India has adopted a positive stance on the phase down of HFC production and consumption by proposing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Despite this affirmative action, there are relevant concerns amongst domestic stakeholders with respect to the alternative substances that are expected to replace HFCs. In particular, there are concerns regardi...

Sustainable and Smart Space Cooling Coalition

Sector:    Undertaken By: Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy    Recent Publication: 2017

India is at the cusp of an exponential growth in the air-conditioner (AC) market. The growing demand for cooling will lead to a significant increase in overall energy demand for space cooling, stress on the electricity grid and more emissions. The criticality of addressing India’s escalating demand for cooling energy cannot be overstated, particu...

Energy Efficiency Through ESCOs

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2017

The growing energy deficit coupled with fluctuating global energy prices has led to greater focus on energy efficiency. One of the most important ways to realize energy efficiency potential in industries is through Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), which implement energy efficiency projects though Energy Savings Performance Contracting. ESCO-based...

Catalyzing Investments for Sustainable Urban Transport through Municipal Finance Reforms

Sector:    Undertaken By: Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy    Recent Publication: 2017

Over the next 20 years, India’s cities will require an investment of at least USD 800 billion to meet the growing demand for civic services. While some of this can be met through government funding, increasingly cities will have to seek recourse through other means, including the issuance of municipal bonds. While the potential of India’s munic...

Scaling up Clean Energy – The Green Power Market Development Group

Sector:    Undertaken By: CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2017

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. GPMDG works towards finding solutions to the policy, regulatory and market barriers that currently impede the growth of the rene...

Regional Collaboration Among States in the Indo-Gangetic Plan to Mitigate Air Pollution

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Environment and Energy Development    Recent Publication: 2017

The Indo-Gangetic plain is characterized by high population density, pollution causing activities like brick manufacturing and mining, and thermal inversion in the winter, all of which contribute to severe levels of ambient air pollution in the region. According to WHO estimates, several of the most highly polluted cities in the world lie in the In...

Public Awareness on Air Pollution

Sector:    Undertaken By: LNC Pvt. Ltd.    Recent Publication: 2017

Indian cities have some of the most polluted air in the world, according to most global air quality databases. A majority of cities, including both mega cities as well as smaller cities are emerging as pollution hotspots with ordinary citizens facing severe health impacts. It is clear that public participation plays a key role in the successful imp...

Correcting the Divergence Between Diesel and Petrol Pricing

Sector:    Undertaken By: Integrated Research and Action for Development    Recent Publication: 2017

This report evaluates the case for reducing the existing price differential through a revenue neutral equalisation of the central excise duties that are levied on diesel and petrol. It assesses the impact of the revision in excise rates on state government finances, truck freight, farmers, car manufacturers and bus operators and passengers, and con...

The GHG Platform India – India’s First Civil Society Platform for GHG Estimation and Analysis

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2017

India's emissions will continue to grow in the coming years but there are significant mitigation opportunities that exist across various sectors and sub-sectors. The GHG Platform is a collective civil-society initiative providing an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy, wa...