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Decarbonising India’s Hard-to-Abate Manufacturing Sectors with Green Hydrogen

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2021

Between 2005 to 2012, the demand for primary energy from the industrial sector increased more than two-fold, primarily driven by the economic growth of the sector. But India's manufacturing sector continues to depend heavily on traditional, carbon-intensive fuel sources to meet its energy demands. The share of India’s industrial emissions in over...

Electrification of Urban Freight in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2021

Urban freight movement forms a fundamental part of the overall transportation supply chain. Movement of goods originating from or outside the urban periphery which enter into an urban area through commercial road vehicles forms the urban freight network. Such movement is usually catered by both light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and medium and heavy ...

Improving the Fuel Efficiency of Vehicles

Sector:    Undertaken By: entre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2021

Deteriorating air quality in Indian cities is a growing and serious concern. A major cause of this is the increasing emissions from the rapidly growing transport sector. Substantially improving vehicle efficiency has the potential to reduce emmissions as well as enhance energy and enrionment security....

Landscape Assessment of State-Level Climate Financing Options

Sector:    Undertaken By: Society for Development Alternatives    Recent Publication: 2021

State governments in India have well-defined development goals that are met through a variety of programs and investments in social and economic initiatives, infrastructure, industrialization, capacity development etc. Meeting these priorities in a climate-friendly manner requires a greater quantum of investments as compared to investments in stand...

India’s Power Outlook Series

Sector:    Undertaken By: Vasudha Foundation    Recent Publication: 2021

India’s power sector has been evolving rapidly over the last few years, with several new developments on policy, programs, targets and achievements. Planning, implementation, monitoring of efforts and operations of the power system have become complex and necessitate strong data analytics. Today, various power sector institutions generate and ...

Clean Air Action Plans, Pathways and Source Apportionment Studies

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2021

Recognizing the need to combat dangerous air pollution, the Indian government launched the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) in 2019 to reduce outdoor air pollution (particulate matter) in 132 non-attainment Indian cities i.e. cities where air quality is worse than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. India is severely affected by air pollut...

Manual for Fly Ash Brick Making

Sector:    Undertaken By: Society for Development Alternatives    Recent Publication: 2020

The fly ash brick presents a promising solution towards effective and widespread usage of unutilized fly ash in Bihar. This Training Manual provides a detailed step-by-step guide towards production of high quality fly ash bricks and should prove beneficial to existing and potential brick entrepreneurs and other interested entities....

The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar (2020)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Society for Development Alternatives    Recent Publication: 2020

The Bihar brick industry is currently dominated by energy intensive, resource depleting and highly polluting technologies, such as Fixed Chimney Bull’s Trench Kilns (FCBTKs). The production of fired clay bricks consumes around 4.8 million tonnes of coal per year, leading to the emission of 16 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and consumption...

Guiding Framework and Toolkits For Clean Air Action Plans

Sector:    Undertaken By: ICF Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.    Recent Publication: 2020

Rapid growth in energy, transport, and manufacturing sectors, combined with increasing urbanization, has had an adverse impact on air quality. The Government of India has taken a significant step by notifying the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) which targets reduction in particulate emission by 20-30% by 2024, over 2017 level, in all the 122 no...

Impacts of the Respirer Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2020

The low cost air quality sensors that have been put up around the country have had several notable impacts which have been summarised in this document....

Impacts of the Skymet Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

Sector:    Undertaken By: Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2020

The low cost air quality sensors that have been put up around the country have had several notable impacts which have been summarised in this document....

Introduction to Skymet’s Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring Network in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2020

A technically robust network of 200 low-cost air quality monitors which are capable of producing reliable and credible air quality data was deployed in 50 Indian cities and towns. This is aimed at partially addressing the existing air quality data gap, supporting research and informing policymakers, experts and the public on available solutions for...

Power Sector Vision 2030- Maharashtra

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Institute of Sustainable Energy    Recent Publication: 2020

Maharashtra is India’s largest state economy, contributing 15 percent to India’s gross domestic product (GDP), and aims to become India’s first trillion dollar state economy in the coming few years. The power sector of Maharashtra has played a critical role in supporting the economic growth of the state. In order to continue as a key enabler ...

FLEET Long Range Planning Tool for STUs: User Manual

Sector:    Undertaken By: SGArchitects    Recent Publication: 2020

To provide assistance to the targeted users (STU officials, bus operators, researchers etc), the FLEET tool is supported with a user manual. This document is developed by the project team for guiding the user regarding usability and functionality of the FLEET tool. The User manual explains step by step data inputs for each of user forms. It explain...

India Roadmap on Low Carbon and Sustainable Mobility

Sector:    Undertaken By: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry    Recent Publication: 2020

The Indian transport sector comprises distinct modes such as railways, road, inland waterways, air, and marine transport systems. Overall, 18% of India’s CO2 emissions come from road transport. The current challenge before India is to evolve a strategy, which ensures rapid economic growth in line with the aspirations of the people and at the same...

Exploring Cost-Reduction Strategies For Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries

Sector:    Undertaken By: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations    Recent Publication: 2020

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in India faces several challenges, with the distinct cost disadvantage of EVs vis-à-vis traditional internal combustion engine vehicles bring a major one. The battery in an EV is its most expensive component, accounting for 50 per cent of its total cost; thus, the affordability of EVs is directly proportional to the ...

Climate Risk Pricing Approaches for Investment Portfolios in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Intellecap Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.    Recent Publication: 2020

Given India’s extremely high sensitivity to climate-risk , it is important to develop advanced frameworks for our local context that can assist in climate risk identification and quantification for investment portfolios and suggest options for appropriate climate risk mitigation. Doing so requires an understanding of the current level of deployme...

Corporate Climate Action in Support of NDCs: A Case for Science Based Targets in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India    Recent Publication: 2020

Most greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in India are directly or indirectly related to the corporate (both public and privately-owned) sector and their full cooperation is required for India to meet its NDC commitments. Science-based targets (SBTs) provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how qu...