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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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Building Solar India: Guidelines for Selection of New Grid Connected Solar Power Projects

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 24 August 2012
    Objective: 

    The scope of these guidelines is to select new projects and provide the necessary policy framework for development of projects under the "bundling scheme" for the Second Batch of Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), and its objectives are to facilitate a quick startup of the JNNSM, to ensure serious participation for projects to be selected under JNNSM, to facilitate speedier implementation of the new projects to be selected to meet the Phase I target of JNNSM, and to enhance confidence in the Project Developers and to promote manufacturing in the solar

  • Developmental Impacts and Sustainable Governance Aspects of Renewable Energy Projects

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 9 January 2013
    Objective: 

    This study assesses the environmental and socio-economic of renewable energy projects in India--particularly from solar photovoltaics and onshore wind farms--combining primary and secondary research, including site visits and a literature review. The report concludes that existing governance structure or legal framework is sufficient to mitigate or manage environmental and social impacts. It recommends that conflict free and readily available area be used for future renewable energy projects and that natural resources used by renewable energy projects be regulated.

  • Solar Mapping and Monitoring (SolMap): Renewable Energy projects under the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 6 January 2012
    Objective: 

    The brief highlights the Renewable Energy projects under the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) that supports the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Government of India to establish a network of solar radiation data monitoring units in India for a countrywide Solar Radiation Resource Assessment (SRRA) mission. Under the project GIZ supports Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) to develop a precise and value added database on solar radiation and other weather parameters which is crucial for making a national solar radiation atlas in the future.

  • Solar home lighting systems promoted by indigenous young women in their tribal communities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 31 December 2016
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