Former Deputy Programme Manager, Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
Time’s running out: Is India ready to handle 34,600 tonnes of solar waste by 2030?
With India’s ambitious solar target of 280 GW by 2030, it is time to formulate a sound solar waste management policy
Repowering: Why Tamil Nadu’s old wind turbines are still awaiting replacement
Benign environmental conditions, low maintenance costs among factors resulting in Tamil Nadu’s 2-decade-old turbines still being in use
IEA projects rosy future for renewable energy. But where is material balance?
IEA predicts 95% new RE installed capacity by 2026. Over time, global energy transitions can fundamentally alter mineral and energy resource flows
Can biomass co-firing offer a viable solution to coal shortage and stubble burning?
It is a win-win solution for the farmers and the environment
No offshore wind project has commenced in India: Are we on track for 30 GW by 2030?
Some 195 GW of technological offshore wind potential in India’s EEZ still unharnessed
Making India energy-independent by 2047: A look at PM Modi’s blueprint
The PM’s remarks come a few months before India is projected to miss its goal of reducing crude oil import dependence by 2022
Second-generation bioethanol: It is time to launch it headlong
Reactive pipeline technology could be a game changer for bioethanol production; it can reduce crude oil imports and bolster India’s energy …
Can drones help spot faults in offshore wind turbines?
Using drones for inspections is an effective and safe way to minimize risks for wind farm technicians
Why flooding raises alarm over bearing of hydropower plants on the Himalayas
The need of the hour is to put halt large hydel-power projects in the Himalayas. Can small hydropower plants offer a sustainable solution?
Can painting a blade black save Great Indian Bustards from wind turbines?
A regulatory slowdown in wind power production could result from failing to address the harm caused by turbines to wildlife
Is ethanol blending in petrol really green?
Aggressive sugarcane farming contaminates land, water
India’s offshore wind energy: A roadmap for getting started
Offshore wind farms generate more electricity per installed capacity
Europe bans disposal of decommissioned wind turbine blades in landfills: A step towards life cycle sustainability
Wind turbines are an excellent source of clean power; but how will they be sustainable if they end up in a landfill?
Green hydrogen can drive India’s transition to clean energy, combat climate change
By 2030, the cost of green hydrogen is expected to compete with that of hydrocarbon fuels
Solar irrigation can transform Indian agriculture, enhance livelihoods of small to marginal farmers
Farmers can have control over water and electricity supply through solar water pumps