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Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas
Jan 25, 2023

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost. Distributed production and distribution of compressed biogas (CBG) from municipal organic waste in rural and peri-urban areas could be a cheaper option for local consumers. Such prod

Energy transition under fiscal and institutional stress
May 20, 2023

Energy transition under fiscal and institutional stress

India has to see through its energy transition commitments while dealing with fiscal constraints and institutional challenges

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition
Jan 16, 2024

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition

To achieve both its development goals and energy transition goals, India needs consistently higher levels of growth in national income to enhance the

Beefing up cybersecurity for India’s energy transition
Oct 07, 2023

Beefing up cybersecurity for India’s energy transition

To create a world-class clean energy ecosystem in India that is safe, all stakeholders must work collectively to develop all critical components and a

Budget provisions for energy transition: Less than meets the eye
Feb 15, 2022

Budget provisions for energy transition: Less than meets the eye

Though the Budget has increased financial incentives to the RE industry, it does not reflect an unambiguous focus on the energy transition of the coun

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition
Mar 27, 2023

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition

India is increasingly serving as a model for countries worldwide by demonstrating how economic development and environmental conservation can be complementary.

DISCOMs: The weak link in India’s energy transition
Mar 27, 2024

DISCOMs: The weak link in India’s energy transition

Unless the financial health of distribution utilities (DISCOMS) can be revived, progress on energy transition can flounder

Empower women to achieve just energy transition
Mar 14, 2022

Empower women to achieve just energy transition

India needs to structurally tackle the gender inequalities in job opportunities available in the renewable energy sector for the country to achieve a

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women
Mar 07, 2024

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women

Increasing women’s participation in the skilled labour force has enormous potential for India’s sustainable transition towards clean energy

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World
Sep 13, 2023

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World

Energy transitions in developing economies like India are complex processesinvolving substantial financial and technological resources as well as appropriate innovation.These transitions are central to the climate debate, where emphasis is placed on increasing theshare of renewables in the energy mix to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. Thispaper examines the historical attributes of energy transition and finds various critical fact

Reality check: Coal energy transition
Nov 28, 2023

Reality check: Coal energy transition

Running with what is available is better than waiting interminably for the best option Thus, starting off with blue hydrogen will be ideal to hasten I

Summer power demand surge: Challenges for India’s energy transition
Dec 27, 2023

Summer power demand surge: Challenges for India’s energy transition

An increase in temperature not only increases electricity demand but also increases carbon emissions, posing a challenge to India’s energy transitio

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies
Jul 13, 2023

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies

India’s decarbonisation plans rest on its ability to generate green energy. Until then, the energy transition path till 2070 will remain at best, a

A just path to a decarbonised future
Nov 12, 2021

A just path to a decarbonised future

The Global South needs to drive the just transition discourse further to make it more inclusive and move from words to deeds.

A new delineation of Green Transition through Green Finance: Expectation from COP27
Nov 12, 2022

A new delineation of Green Transition through Green Finance: Expectation from COP27

Energy transition alone cannot anchor the green transition; a more holistic approach needs to be adopted, especially in the Global South

A wasted gift
Aug 10, 2018

A wasted gift

India’s government recently announced a safeguard duty (SGD) on solar cells and modules from China (and Malaysia) starting with 25% in the first year. This decision does not only jeopardise the own renewable energy targets but also harm the own economy. Why not let pay China for India's energy transition?

A ‘just transition’: Is India’s green transition inclusive?
Sep 17, 2021

A ‘just transition’: Is India’s green transition inclusive?

As the world speeds towards its goal of a “green transition”, India must look into what this entails for people, communities, and the social struc

Achieving net-zero through just transition
Nov 12, 2021

Achieving net-zero through just transition

To ensure an inclusive transition, India will have to introduce policy interventions to cushion the states and communities who will be impacted by the

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action

The Union Budget provides a boost to the energy transition but fails to address the critical need to synergise climate adaptation with India’s devel

China, Africa, and the geopolitics of lithium
Nov 09, 2023

China, Africa, and the geopolitics of lithium

The course of the global energy transition may be determined by the effectiveness of Africa’s lithium exploration negotiations with China

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance
Aug 14, 2023

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance

Over the last few decades, a global climate finance architecture has emerged to channel domestic and international funds towards climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. However, mobilising climate capital at scale has been a challenge, particularly in the Global South, since the current financial system is inept at including climate change metrics in its capital allocation and disbursement processes, and applying a climate justi

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?
Mar 16, 2024

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?

Trends in consumption growth in the last two decades suggest that IEA’s expectation of a decline in demand for petrol in India on account of growth

Four Expectations from COP26
Nov 02, 2021

Four Expectations from COP26

The COP26 summit will need to work towards four key outcomes: increased finance for climate action; more ambitious emissions reduction commitments; fi

France and India: Partners for a green future
Mar 01, 2024

France and India: Partners for a green future

Joint efforts within the ISA, progress in nuclear energy, and advancements in green hydrogen highlight India and France's mutual commitment to promoti

G20: Prospects for climate cooperation
Sep 22, 2023

G20: Prospects for climate cooperation

The real challenge is to translate the call for climate cooperation iterated at the G20 Summit in New Delhi into deeds given the divergent development

Growth in coal production in India: Inching towards peak coal?
Mar 30, 2024

Growth in coal production in India: Inching towards peak coal?

The global shift in coal consumption towards Asia, led by China and India, signifies a looming peak in coal demand by the early 2030s.

In its mission to go green, India must focus on just transition
Jun 23, 2021

In its mission to go green, India must focus on just transition

The measure of a successful energy transition must go beyond statistics of installed capacity of renewables, investments and number of jobs. While these are important, the face of the transition should become the lives, livelihoods and well-being of the economy

Just Transition: Low bar for the Low Carbon Transition in India
Mar 22, 2022

Just Transition: Low bar for the Low Carbon Transition in India

The assumption that energy transition will also ensure social transition may prove to be inaccurate in the long-run

Nurturing Cooperation in the Critical Minerals Supply Chains
Apr 04, 2024

Nurturing Cooperation in the Critical Minerals Supply Chains

The world is experiencing a crucial shift; a new industrial revolution. This time, the colour is green, and the aim is a cleaner, more livable world for future generations. This industrial revolution will require unprecedented access to critical minerals like graphite, cobalt, lithium, and copper, used for some of the most advanced technologies of our time. Many of these minerals are scattered around the globe, and states that do not have the nat

The East Asian opportunity: Prioritising Japan and Korea in India’s green hydrogen strategy
May 27, 2024

The East Asian opportunity: Prioritising Japan and Korea in India’s green hydrogen strategy

As India strives to become a green hydrogen hub, it needs to exploit the export opportunities presented by Japan and South Korea.

The Geoeconomics of Climate Finance
Nov 22, 2021

The Geoeconomics of Climate Finance

The global climate finance architecture tends to restrain emerging economies from mobilising and accessing global private commercial capital for energy transition. This brief explores the different global financial regulations that influence climate capital flows between countries, and argues that institutions must enhance their role in facilitating the optimal allocation of capital. It evaluates the role of Multilateral Development Banks from a

The just transition framework is unjust
May 01, 2023

The just transition framework is unjust

The current Just Energy Transition Partnerships framework does not work for India because it prioritises G7’s agenda and overlooks our specific energy transition needs and challenges

Transition to a low carbon economy: China’s influence on outcomes
Sep 27, 2017

Transition to a low carbon economy: China’s influence on outcomes

Transition to a low carbon economy is path dependent as initial conditions such as resource availability and other geographic, climatic, economic, soc

Unlocking capital for climate response in the emerging world
Apr 23, 2021

Unlocking capital for climate response in the emerging world

The policy decision to decarbonise capital flows are important in driving the necessary shift towards a more sustainable and resilient global order, b