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Work Overview

Our main objective is to help the country in developing and implementing a sound renewable energy policy and programmes that can lead to large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies in different sectors of the economy to meet the twin objective of combating climate change on one hand and energy security, on the other.

International Seminar on a Global Renewable Energy Support Programme, with Particular Focus on Globally Funded Feed-in Tariffs - 30 March-1 April, 2015

Centre for Science and Environment and What Next seeks to bring together a group of experts from a wide range of backgrounds to further elaborate and develop the idea of a global support programme with a particular focus on globally funded renewable energy feed-in tariffs. 

We are reaching out to people we think would have a lot to contribute to these discussions. It is our intention to create a highly dynamic, participative and creative meeting, where everyone participates as equals and in their personal capacity. 

Workshop - Sustainable Mini-Grid for Energy Access

Energy access in rural India has been a development priority for the government for many decades.

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Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2014

Anil Agarwal Dialogue brings together different stakeholders to discuss issues of national importance. The previous editions of the dialogue have discussed mining, forest clearances and water management. These discussions have been instrumental in pushing for reforms in the respective sectors. This year, the Anil Agarwal Dialogue will address the issue of energy access and the role of renewable energy in providing energy to all.

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Conference on Green Norms for Wind Power

Pune, July 3rd, 2013

In the last decade installation of wind power has increased manifolds in the country. As of March 2013, the total installed capacity of wind power in the country is 19051 MW. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans to add 15000 MW of wind power capacity in the 12th five year plan period.

Small hydro power plants being constructed without environmental safeguards, says CSE

The sector needs proper environmental regulations

  • Small hydro power plants (with capacity less than 25 megawatt) have grown at a rapid pace across India. In the last seven years, one plant coming up every week

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Hope that example set by Munich, Seattle, Lima and others will prompt pledges to commit to zero emissions by 2050. Environmental campaigners are hoping that 2015 will be the year when the UK's cities

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Going Remote

India suffers from chronic energy poverty. Even after 65 years of independence, one-third of India's households have no access to grid power. More than a million households go dark after sunset.

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Facing the Sun

Grid-connected solar power is a new and rapidly growing sector in India – from almost nil grid- connected solar power in 2009, the country will have 2.5 gigawatts (GW) by 2014, if all goes as per plan. It has already installed about 1.0 GW and the Union government plans to install 20 GW by 2022.

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Down To Earth

How will solar energy be made to work in India? As I discussed in my previous article there are three key challenges.
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A digest on current issues tracked by the team

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