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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Carbon Neutral Meenangadi- assessment and recommendations

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 29 March 2018
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    The    purpose    of    this    project    is    to    propose    sector-wise    adaptation    and    mitigation    strategies    to    develop Meenangadi Panchayat of Wayanad district in Kerala as a ‘Carbon Neutral Panchayat’ by    carrying    out    a    carbon    emission    and    sequestration    analysis    in    the    sectors    of    Transportation,    Energy, Waste, Livestock and AFOLU (Agriculture, Forests and Other Land Use).

  • Climate Change Impact Assessment of Water Resources of India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 10 August 2012
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    This study quantifies the possible impacts of climate change on the water resources of Indian river systems within the constraints of the uncertainty of climate change predictions. The study uses the PRECIS daily weather data to determine the spatio-temporal water availability in the river systems. A distributed hydrological mode was used to simulate all the river basins of the country.

  • Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2013
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    This roadmap outlines a possible transition path for the Indian cement industry to support the global goal of halving carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. It estimates that the Indian cement industry would reduce its direct CO2 emissions intensity to 0.35tCO2/t cement in 2050, about 45 per cent lower than current levels. Despite this, the total emissions would grow from the current 137 MtCO2 to between 275 MtCO2 and 468 MtCO2 in 2050 due to rapid growth in cement demand and economic growth in India. The vision is ambitious but realistic.

  • Energy Transition for Industry: India and the Global Context

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
    Objective: 

    A truly global and integrated energy technology revolution is essential to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change while also meeting the growing energy needs of the developing world. For India to play its part in realising the global goals of the BLUE scenario, it will need to achieve rapid economic development over the next 40 years with only a very small increase in CO2 emissions. Currently there is no precedent for such a low_CO2 development path.

  • Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network for Sustainable Communities: Climate Change Mitigation in India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 January 2010
    Objective: 

    India is a large developing country with a nearly 700 million rural population directly depending on climate sensitive sector like agriculture, forests and fisheries and natural resources such as water, coastal zones biodiversity, grasslands mangroves for their sustenance and livelihoods. Climate change is likely to impact all the natural ecosystems as well as socio economic systems as per the national communication report of India to the UNFCCC. Developing country like India is facing the dual burden of climate change and globalisation.

  • Climate Change Mitigation in India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2013
    Objective: 

    This report focused on the efforts taken up by the Government of India towards climate change mitigation and how the environmental concerns have been integrated in Indian planning process. The main objective is to bring together expertise, knowledge and local experiences in a common network that empowers communities across the globe to create, share, use and store knowledge to support sustainable living.

  • A single-step process for the preparation of highly pure alkyl esters used in making lactic acid poly lactic acid

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective: 

    Background: Highly pure alkyl esters especially methyl lactate have a very important and wide range of applications at an industrial level. The products formed in conventional processes are impure with residues of sodium sulphate and are corrosive; separation processes are expensive and energy intensive. In most of the processes alkali metal is wasted in its sulfate form- cannot be recycled. Technology Description: NCL’s process uses alkali metal carboxylate salts to convert to its respective pure alkyl esters by a single direct esterification step.

  • Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Delhi's Solar Potential

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 6 January 2013
    Objective: 

    This report analyses the potential for rooftop solar in Delhi, India. It proposes that Delhi can be a two-gigawatt solar city by 2020, a target reached by combining three perspectives: the available rooftop space to reach a geographic potential; the economic viability of solar for different tariff groups and system sizes; and the amount of grid-connected solar power the grid can handle.

  • Powering Ahead with Renewables: Leaders and Laggards

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 4 January 2013
    Objective: 

    The report attempts to assess the efficacy of the existing Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) policy mechanism with regard to national renewable energy targets and its performance in all states. The report also looks into developing a new differential RPO mechanism based on three criteria -- renewable energy potential; consumer profile / consumption pattern and purchasing capacity of each states to make the RPO mechanism far more rationalized and realistic; and suggesting realistic RPO targets for every state.

  • World Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable India Energy Outlook

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 11 January 2012
    Objective: 

    This report provides a practical pathway for India to secure its energy--particularly electricity supply--to achieve its long-term ambitious economic growth along with providing access to modern electricity technology to a population of 300 million who are still waiting to see light in their homes, while remaining low on the carbon growth trajectory.

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