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China’s quest for the renewables
Jul 18, 2022

China’s quest for the renewables

In its quest to achieve net zero, China has introduced new plans to promote green transition and has made significant progress in low-carbon developme

Coal-based power generation capacity additions: Giving way to renewables
May 24, 2023

Coal-based power generation capacity additions: Giving way to renewables

By 2030, RE is expected to have the largest share in power generation capacity

Energy price spikes: Intermittency of renewables and the call on firm capacity
Oct 12, 2021

Energy price spikes: Intermittency of renewables and the call on firm capacity

A sudden rise in demand of natural gas and coal due to seasonal change begs the question, why does the market continue to embrace coal and gas—fuels

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance
Dec 07, 2023

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance

A private sector-oriented Global Green Bank is required to overcome the market gaps that prevent Global North capital from flowing to the best decarbonisation investment opportunities among Global South enterprises. The Global Green Bank should operate as a world-class investment firm, capable of developing innovative financial solutions and investing through externally raised investment fund-of-funds and its own proprietary book. Such a Global G

Beyond the rhetoric at Dubai COP28
Dec 26, 2023

Beyond the rhetoric at Dubai COP28

Financial transfers from Global North are band-aids. What is absent is resource mobilisation to incentivise the South to move away from fossil fuel de

Bhutan: Diversifying renewable energy sources
Oct 14, 2020

Bhutan: Diversifying renewable energy sources

By floating a tender for setting up the country’s first ground-mounted solar plant, Bhutan has made a maiden attempt at deploying renewables other t

China and India postpone peak coal
Oct 15, 2021

China and India postpone peak coal

Coal consumption sees a resurgence as countries attempt to balance between increasing demands for energy and slow supply of renewables. A new challeng

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey
Oct 05, 2023

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey

If the energy needs of the future population are to be met, India must reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources and become self-reliant in the

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate
Oct 09, 2021

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate

Despite substantial policy changes, the discom sector has not improved. Could this be chalked up to inefficiency or should political interventions be

Financing for Agenda 2030: Deepening India-EU Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Feb 12, 2024

Financing for Agenda 2030: Deepening India-EU Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

As the world confronts multiple challenges which are intricately connected, our path for development stands at a crucial juncture. In the context of the embroiling polycrisis, progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has been steady but fragile with major and persistent challenges. Financing for Agenda 2030 has emerged as a major bottleneck with several developing economies, especially the least developed countries (LDCs), low-income

Green protectionism in the Global North: Implications for the Global South
Dec 05, 2023

Green protectionism in the Global North: Implications for the Global South

The barriers erected by the Global North are intended to facilitate domestic investment in green energy industries but they will curtail the productio

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

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

Kerry’s visit to China, climate change, and India’s energy choices
Aug 26, 2023

Kerry’s visit to China, climate change, and India’s energy choices

In the face of worsening climate challenges and limited green finance, the high cost of renewable energy and large land footprint make nuclear power a

Nuclear power: The case for small modular reactors
Jan 15, 2022

Nuclear power: The case for small modular reactors

With rising world energy requirements, could small modular reactors be the future of clean energy?

Strengthening energy-health nexus for health security
Jan 26, 2024

Strengthening energy-health nexus for health security

There is a fundamental link between energy and public health. In advancing health, energy security is critical.

Twin crises in the Gulf: Implications for India
Apr 30, 2020

Twin crises in the Gulf: Implications for India

Countries in the Gulf region are facing a proverbial perfect storm: oil demand falling to its lowest levels in decades, disagreements within the group of oil-exporting nations on supply cuts, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The plummeting of oil prices is affecting these countries’ fiscal positions, business sentiments, and economic growth. India has stakes in all this; after all, the country has strong economic, commercial and diaspora ties with th

Understanding the Gender Dimensions of Energy Poverty
Jun 08, 2021

Understanding the Gender Dimensions of Energy Poverty

Among the estimated 1.3 billion people across the world who have no access to electricity, 70 percent are women. This brief discusses the impact of energy poverty on India’s rural women. As women are primarily responsible for securing food and energy for their family, they are the ones who are worst affected by the lack of access to clean and modern energy. The brief calls for a more holistic approach in research and policymaking on energ

Will Energiewende fail? An examination of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon future
Aug 10, 2023

Will Energiewende fail? An examination of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon future

Germany’s image as the leader in green energy and the creator of “Energiewende” (energy transition) is under siege. According to a recent study, the self-committed goal to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020 will likely be missed. This potential shortcoming does not come as a surprise to Germany and has been an intensively discussed issue for many years. Does this mean the end of Germany’s energy transition? This paper anal

जलवायु परिवर्तन: नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा के लिए चीन की तलाश
Jul 26, 2022

जलवायु परिवर्तन: नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा के लिए चीन की तलाश

शून्य उत्सर्जन की अपनी चाह में चीन ने हरित परिवर्तन को बढ�

भारतातील राखीव तेलसाठ्यांचे गणित
Dec 17, 2021

भारतातील राखीव तेलसाठ्यांचे गणित

सध्या कच्चे तेल हा महत्त्वाचा ऊर्जास्त्रोत असून, त्याच्या साठ्यांची देखभाल ही न्याय्य आहे. पण, भविष्यात याचे गंभीर परिणाम दिसू शकतात.

हरित संक्रमणाला चालना देण्यासाठी चीनची नवीन योजना
Apr 26, 2023

हरित संक्रमणाला चालना देण्यासाठी चीनची नवीन योजना

हरित संक्रमणाला चालना देण्यासाठी चीनने नवीन योजना आणल्या आहेत आणि कमी-कार्बन विकासात लक्षणीय प्रगती केली आहे.

हवामानातील बदल, भारताची ऊर्जा निवड आणि केरी यांची चीन भेट
Oct 30, 2023

हवामानातील बदल, भारताची ऊर्जा निवड आणि केरी यांची चीन भेट

हवामानाच्या क्षेत्रासमोर अनेक वाढती आव्हाने आहेत. हरित वित्त पुरवठ्याची मर्यादा त्याबरोबरच नूतनीकरणक्षम ऊर्जेचा उच्च वापर आणि जमिनीचा ठसा यामुळे शून्य उत्सर्जनाचे उ�

পুনর্নবীকরণযোগ্য সম্পদের খোঁজে চিন
Aug 06, 2022

পুনর্নবীকরণযোগ্য সম্পদের খোঁজে চিন

শূন্য নিঃসরণ বা নেট জিরো অর্জনের লক্ষ্যে চিন দূষণহীন পরি

​The International Solar Alliance's China conundrum​
Mar 20, 2018

​The International Solar Alliance's China conundrum​

While Chinese investment and demand in renewables have been critical in the fight against climate change — single-handedly dropping world prices in the solar panel industry by nearly 80 per cent between 2008 and 2013 — there are broader implications of China’s leadership in renewable energy markets.