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Power Crisis in India – Picking up the Pieces After the Heatwave

India’s poorest communities are still reeling from the intense heatwave that recently enveloped the country. At the same time, infrastructure assets are struggling to cope with this climatic upheaval. What could be the way out?

2022 Heat Wave in India and Pakistan – New Scientific Report

The World Weather Attribution Indian Pakistan heatwave study is a reminder that the climate crisis grows more severe by the day.

The Global Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Plans and Climate Impacts

The world is at an inflexion point between speeding up the renewable energy transition and locking itself in fossil fuels. The latest reports make a strong case for the latter.

How Gender and Energy Access Connect Together

It is forecasted that by 2030 the number of people without electricity could increase by 35 million to 660 million compared to earlier estimations. This threatens to slow down efforts towards gender equality. In this context, progress in the clean energy sector helps reduce poverty and fosters female empowerment.

IPCC Report: Climate Finance for Adaptation Must Increase for Developing Countries

The latest IPCC Working Group II report largely stresses the need to accelerate climate adaptation, eradicate injustice and end the use of fossil fuels. The report, ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,’ emphasised that coal and other fossil fuels are choking humanity.

Where Does India Stand in the Energy Transition?

India has one of the largest installed renewable energy capacities globally, but the country's current share of renewable energy does not cover its "fair share" of decarbonisation efforts. However, with its GDP steadily growing, it is perfect timing for India to capitalise on renewables.

Global Economic Recovery after COVID-19 Pandemic – What 2022 Holds for the Energy Market

We sit with experts and stakeholders from all parts of the energy market to discuss what 2021 taught us, how will the global economic recovery continue in 2022 and which will be the decisive factors for the energy market and climate finance in Asia going forward.

India After COP26: Tackling Coal Dependence Head On

India made five major climate pledges at COP26 culminating with a 2070 net-zero target. Unfortunately, there are many hurdles for the country to reach this target - most significantly the country's reliance on coal and inefficient energy grid. Full adoption of renewable energy hinges on government policy to incentive domestic and international investment.

Solar Homes: The ‘Mini Power Stations’ Popping Up Across India

The prospect of solar was first discussed in 1961-66 signifying India’s consciousness for reducing carbon footprint. Since then a total of 60 cities have been selected across the country for solarisation with the primary objective of decreasing the projected demand of conventional energy and motivating local governments to adopt renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures.

Oil and Gas in India: What is the Way Forward?

Oil and gas play a major part of India's energy mix. Unfortunately, India remains focused on the sector, and is making substantial investment towards natural gas in the coming decades. This move remains at odds with global emissions targets and puts India at risk of missing the economic benefits of renewable energy development.

COP26: How Lack of Climate Finance Derails Coal Phase-out Agenda

The chaos around the last-minute change in the coal declaration by India, China and South Africa at COP26 has certainly made it harder to reach the 1.5-degree target. At the Glasgow UN climate summit, nations pledged to phase-out coal, reduce methane, end deforestation and support the energy transition, etc. With the USD 100 billion pledge of climate finance still not being fulfilled, small and developing countries called for climate justice. Many nations now plan to revisit their commitment by the end of 2022.

Countries Gearing Toward the Clean Energy Transition

Asia is the main engine behind the clean energy revolution. Developing and developed markets across the continent are now increasingly working towards a sustainable future. While challenges remain, the opportunities are huge. China, India, and the ASEAN countries' success stories are just a small example of what lies ahead.

Energy Transition in Oil and Gas Sector: A Dilemma

Asia will account for an estimated share of 43% of the global energy demand by 2040. Whilst fossil fuel projects are under pressure owing to climate commitments, renewables are not yet fully developed. Will the Asian countries bank upon oil and gas to fulfill the future energy demand?

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

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