Category: India

Energy Symposium Presentation on Climate Mitigation and India

Sarang Shidore and I in May 2016 recently presented our findings of our research on sectoral climate mitigation in India. We are going to be using this blog more to talk about our work in this space. We are joined

Shifting the Cost of Desalination to Renewables: How the Private Sector is Getting Involved in the US and India

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant (CSP) opened earlier this year in California, and the United States is not alone in its quest to become a major supplier of solar power, and to shift the demand for power necessary to

What will it take for Wind Power to Fly in India

A growing middle class, increasing energy consumption and the quest for energy security. These are the reasons why being the fifth largest producer of wind energy  is simply not enough for India. The country currently boasts a capacity of 19 GW,

Transport Infrastructure in Developing Countries: The Sleeping Giant

In order to meet the needs of increasing global demand for mobility by 2050, which will primarily occur within the personal passenger sub-sector, nearly 25 million paved road km and 335,000 rail track km or an approximate 60% increase in

Barriers to Low-Carbon Transport in India

There are significant political, cultural, and financial barriers to implement long-lasting transportation reforms in India. To begin, scaling projects from the national to the local level, or even from one locality to another has been a long-standing issue in India. Though

Transport in India: A Brief Overview

Following economic liberalization reforms that began to take effect in 1991, passenger and freight traffic increased in step with a nearly 63.69% increase in GDP per capita between 1991 and 2013 (Ramachandra, & Schwetmala, 2009). From 1995-2005, gross domestic product nearly

What does the Indian General Election mean for Climate Change?

As more than 850 million Indians look to elect a new government this year, it is not clear if “election issue” for any of the major political parties. None of the parties have actively campaigned using the climate change or environmental sustainability

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How Industries Fit In: Energy Efficiency Report Part II

Please click here to access part I of the Industrial sector’s overview. In order to address these recent developments in the industrial sector, we propose the following recommendations which target industrial emissions abatement potential and specific barriers towards abatement: Governments

How Industries Fit In: Energy Efficiency Report Part I

As preparation for our Major Economies and Climate Change Research presentation, I will be providing a brief overview of industry’s share of emissions within the energy efficiency sector. Specifically, these two posts will discuss the chemical, iron and steel, and

Cultivating Sustainability Pt. 1: Developing World Barriers to Agricultural GHG Mitigation

  The process of implementing sustainable agricultural practices, that are in many cases cost effective and better for long-term production, is laden with countless financial, market, technical, political, and cultural barriers. Greenhouse gas mitigation in this sector will require change