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Tracking Clean Energy Finance Flows in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Climate Policy Initiative    Recent Publication: 2020

Achieving India’s NDC mitigation targets requires approximately $1 trillion in investments till 2030. As India begins to implement its plans for its energy transition, being able to compare the current supply of clean energy investment with the investment needed would allow for the development of clear action points to close the gaps. However, th...

Financing the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: cKinetics    Recent Publication: 2020

Over the last few years, decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions have witnessed an increased uptake and support from developers, investors and policymakers. This has resulted in the emergence of businesses that are at various stages of evolution ranging from start-ups to established energy enterprises. Additionally, introduction of innovativ...

Advancing Power Sector Reforms in Maharashtra

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

The power sector in India is transitioning rapidly, and stakeholders are continuously attempting to minimize revenue losses, improve quality of supply, meet emerging customer expectations, and achieve better environmental performance. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to facilitate the implementation of new policies and frameworks to make the...

Implementing ICAP: Developing Optimal Cooling Pathways for India

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Celestial Earth    Recent Publication: 2020

The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), launched by the Ozone Cell of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) in order to address the status and future scope of cooling and refrigeration demand, provides a long-term policy road-map for addressing India’s vast and unmet cooling demand in a sustainable manner with minimal enviro...

Low-GWP Readiness: Training and Certification of Servicing Sector Technicians

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2020

Better living standards, disposable income and need for cooling have led to increase in the uptake of Residential Air Conditioners (RAC), Commercial Air-Conditioners (CAC), as well as Mobile Air Conditioners (MAC). Due to rise in the demand of cooling equipment, the market for servicing these appliances have also increased rapidly. Currently there ...

Roadmap for Low-Carbon and Sustainable Mobility in India

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

India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) commit to reduce emission intensity of the Indian economy by 33 to 35 per cent from 2005 levels. The transport sector is one of the main drivers of climate change in the world (~25% of CO2 emissions). In India, it is the third largest emitter at 10%, and is expected to grow sevenfold by 2050 over...

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...

Data Visualization and Analytics of PM 2.5 Air Pollution in 5 Indian Cities (June 2019 to November 2019)

Sector:    Undertaken By: IIT-Kanpur, Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2019

In this report, data from 5 Indian cities – Mumbai, Lucknow, Raipur, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, has been evaluated for the period of June 2019 to November 2019, and long-term trends like temporal analytics, diurnal trends, calendar visualization and data availability have been presented....

Data Visualization and Analytics of PM 2.5 Air Pollution in 5 Indian Cities (October 2018 To May 2019)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences, Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2019

This report presents the results of an air quality performance evaluation project. The goal of this project is to deploy 50 real-time air quality monitors (known as "Atmos") spread over 10 Indian cities, evaluate the performance of and provide contextual analytics of this data in periodic reports. This is one of the first projects in India which ha...

Visualizing the Impact of Episodic Air Pollution During October 2018 to February 2019

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2019

The report assesses the impact of episodic air pollution in the vicinity of the deployed monitors in ten Indian cities from October 2018 to February 2019....

Assessing Capacity-Building Needs for India’s Climate Actions

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

For India to be a part of a global governance structure that effectively responds to the threat of climate change, it is essential to have consensus among key domestic stakeholders on the need for India to develop a low-carbon economy. This requires identifying opportunities that demonstrate the advantages of pursuing low-carbon growth pathways in ...

Patna Clean Air Action Plan

Sector:    Undertaken By: Bihar State Pollution Control Board    Recent Publication: 2019

Patna is one of the 122 non-attainment cities identified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in the National Clean Air Action Plan that was launched in January 2019. The Patna Clean Air Action Plan, which has been adopted by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB), was developed in this context, in order to ta...

Mitigation Instruments for Achieving India’s Climate and Development Goals

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

India is steadily emerging as a key player in the global energy markets as well as in climate negotiations. And although India is already doing more than its fair share in terms of mitigation, it, along with other countries, might need to take on additional targets for the world to achieve the global target of a ‘well below Two Degree C temperatu...

Institutional Readiness to Implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework: Is India Ready?

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2019

The idea of transparency for reporting and reviewing information on the climate policies and measures taken by Parties has emerged as one of the key elements gaining attention and weightage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The transparency framework has been evolving in detail and complexity aimed at maximiz...

Market-based approaches of the Paris Agreement

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2019

This discussion paper focuses on the market-based mechanisms of Article 6 (particularly, Art. 6.2 and Art. 6.4) by assessing various country positions and views on the new market-based regime for trading in emissions or mitigation outcomes....

Is India prepared for the leapfrog to BS VI emissions standards in 2020?

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

Emissions arising from the movement of vehicles is a major cause of deteriorating air quality in cities. More than 70% of Indian cities are classified as critically polluted and vehicles are among the highest source of exposure. In cities like Delhi, vehicles contribute up to 40% of the particulate pollution load. Policy makers have noted the neces...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Agartala

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Agartala...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Allahabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Allahabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ahmedabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ahmedabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Asansol

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Asansol...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Aurangabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Aurangabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dharwad-Hubli

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dharwad-Hubli...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dhanbad-Bokaro

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dhanbad-Bokaro...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gaya

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gaya...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Guwahati-Dispur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Guwahati-Dispur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gwalior

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gwalior...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Hyderabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Hyderabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jamshedpur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jamshedpur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jodhpur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jodhpur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kolkata

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kolkata...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kota

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kota...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Lucknow

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Lucknow...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Madurai

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Madurai...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Mumbai

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Mumbai...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Nashik

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Nashik...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Panjim

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Panjim...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Puducherry

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Puducherry...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Rajkot

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Rajkot...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Shimla

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Shimla...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Srinagar

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Srinagar...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Surat

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Surat...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Tiruchirapally

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Tiruchirapally...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Thiruvananthapuram

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Thiruvananthapuram...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vadodara

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vadodara...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vijaywada

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vijaywada...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Visakhapatnam

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Visakhapatnam...

Sikkim Gets a GHG Inventory and MRV System

Sector:    Undertaken By: IORA Ecological Solutions Pvt. Ltd    Recent Publication: 2019

Shakti is facilitating the development of The Sikkim Climate Inventory and Monitoring System (SCIMS), which emanates from the state’s vision to remain carbon neutral. The SCIMS is the first step for Sikkim towards realizing the vision of being carbon neutral. The SCIMS is an automated system that annually inventorises GHG emissions by sources and...

Investing in Pollution Control: Review of ERC Policies and Procedures

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

In 2015, the Indian government revised its emission norms for the power sector. In order to encourage compliance, the Ministry of Power issued directions in 2018 that the new environmental norms of 2015 qualify as a “change in law” event. This means that investments in pollution control technologies to meet the 2015 norms will be covered by an ...

Industry-Specific Emission Standards in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The industrial sector is a significant contributor of stack emissions in India, from localised sources such as brick kilns and diesel generator sets, to large centralised facilities such as coal- fired thermal power plants and oil refineries. Industry emission standards have an important role to play in reducing emissions and improving air quality....

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...