Managing our cooling and heating needs would go a long way to reduce electricity demand and carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. But we are still not getting it right.
E-vehicles are not to scoff at, but to wheel in
The e-vehicle paradox
Saubhagya scheme: In pursuit of 100% electrification
Energy Democracy: Where ‘two Indias’ meet
India needs a people-centric process towards de-centralising power and gaining control of renewable energy production, distribution and usage
The day when the world will have a common electricity grid
To allow renewables to thrive in the future, dirty energy should be allowed to continue for some time
Big energy companies enter electric vehicle sector
Big energy companies like NTPC, Indian Oil and others have the financial bandwidth to build the EV infrastructure and take electric mobility forward
Mini grids: the smarter way towards rural electrification
Expansion of the electric grid has been unable to ensure universal access to power in 70 years. Decentralised mini-grids do more for last-mile connectivity
The false burden of social cost on renewable energy
The Economic Survey estimated high social cost of renewable energy, but an analysis shows many discrepancies in calculations
Naveen’s journey from child labour to young inventor
After rejoining school, this boy from Andhra Pradesh has won a national prize for inventing a cleaner cooking method
Gurugram as a Solar City
Addressing consumers' challenges could lead to greater conversion to solar energy
What ails India’s solar energy drive?
The declining price of solar power and a high import dependency has got domestic solar equipment manufacturers worried. Is the government addressing their concerns?
Solar trees are beneficial in a land-scarce economy
Solar trees need nearly 100 times less space to produce the same amount of electricity as a horizontal solar plant
Microfinance and energy access
The experience of clean energy and MFIs working together as close allies has not been smooth in the past
How to make solar power a win-win for all parties
The Rewa Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh is making solar power beneficial for all stakeholders, and the Centre is now pushing to replicate the model
Renewable energy is the way forward
As awareness about environmental degradation rises and clean technology becomes easy available, renewable energy will take centre-stage
The joker among 'trumps'!
Logging trees to generate power is emerging as the new game to gain carbon credits. But this climate strategy is burning the ecology
Wasting an opportunity to create safer alternatives to fossil fuels
Generating methane from organic wastes might be a more rational choice than pinning hopes only on coal
Is solar sector truly achieving grid parity?
Given the huge dependence on subsidy, can the trend of reducing solar tariffs be deemed as an achievement of the renewable or solar sector?
Solar power for nation’s growth
Increasing India’s solar generation capacity must be coupled with electricity access for all
A renewable energy future for India
The challenge before India is how to meet its energy requirements without compromising the ecology of the country. In addition, we have to be mindful of the looming danger of climate change
Are low tariffs of solar power sustainable?
The declining bids for solar PV projects seems like a good sign for the sector, but let us hope that the oversights that happened in the case of solar thermal projects are not repeated.
Karnataka launches gross metering for solar rooftop
Incentivising rooftop solar in the state through gross metering is one of the new ideas of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission
Energy security in drought-hit Maharashtra
A large amount of energy produced in the state is from water-intensive coal power plants. Moving to renewable sources will solve the problem
Can glare be a roadblock in solar power expansion?
US authorities in Belmont have issued guidelines to manage solar glare