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India Takes Another Step Toward Deals With U.S. Nuclear Vendors

February 8, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear India and American Partners

In a step towards opening its market to the nuclear reactors vendors of western nations, India recently finally signed off on to an international agreement on liability for damages in the event of a nuclear accident. The action has been pending since 2007.[read more]

Delhi's Air Pollution Problem: Did the Odd-Even Scheme Work?

February 3, 2016 by Johannes Urpelainen

Air Pollution in Delhi

The topic that dominated the public debate in Delhi during my visit was the city government’s “odd-even scheme,” under which even (odd) numbered cars were only allowed to hit the road on even-numbered dates. The scheme was a pilot that lasted only for two weeks.[read more]

Westinghouse in Talks with India for Six Reactors

December 25, 2015 by Dan Yurman
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Westinghouse and India

Indian officials are in negotiations with Westinghouse to build six 1150 MW AP1000 nuclear reactors in Gujarat, the home state of current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If the talks result in contracts, they could be worth $150 billion.[read more]

India's Flooded City, Toxic Air Make Clear Why Climate Action Needed at Paris COP21

December 8, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

India, Climate, and COP 21

As India's leaders and top climate negotiators are convening with world leaders to reach an international climate agreement in Paris, back home, extreme weather variability and worsening environmental conditions make clear what's at stake.[read more]

Paris Climate Negotiations: Insights From India's Lead Negotiator

December 7, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Paris Agreement and India's Role

As the international climate negotiations in Paris reach the halfway point, India's lead negotiator Additional Secretary Susheel Kumar of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change offered insights into India's negotiating position and approach to tackling climate change.[read more]

Head Start in Paris: India Launches International Solar Alliance on Inaugural Day of Climate Talks

December 1, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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India's COP 21 Announcement

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande launched the International Solar Alliance on the inaugural day of the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris. The solar alliance brings together key countries and invites over 100 solar-rich countries to propel clean energy and protect the climate.[read more]

China and India Drive Recent Changes in World Coal Trade

November 30, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Coal and Imports

Global trade of coal grew from 2008 to 2013, but in 2014, it declined for the first time in 21 years. China and India accounted for 98% of the increase in world coal trade from 2008 to 2013, but declines in China's import demand have led to declines in total world coal trade in 2014 and in 2015 as well.[read more]

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India Must Ramp Up Nuclear to Meet Climate and Energy Goals

November 16, 2015 by Jarret Adams
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With one-fifth of its 1.3 billion citizens without electricity and a rapidly growing economy, India must build a staggering amount of new power generation if it hopes to keep up with rising demand. But keeping control of its emissions means that it must maximize its use of low-carbon energy sources.[read more]

Expert Interview: Increase in Demand for Air Conditioning, Growth for Industry Likely in India

November 4, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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India AC Needs

HFCs are one of the six greenhouse gases and very potent contributors to global warming, most prominently being used in the room and mobile air conditioning sectors worldwide. How will HFCs play into climate change risk when India's large population is beginning to need AC on a large scale?[read more]

India Likely to Experience Continued Growth in Electricity Use for Air Conditioning

October 30, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

India and AC Needs

Energy demand for space cooling is growing rapidly in India and around the world, driven by rising incomes and a natural preference for certain ambient air temperatures. Currently, India has a relatively low penetration of air conditioning, while the United States is a much more saturated market.[read more]

Paris Climate Talks: On Track to Create a New Kind of International Agreement

October 12, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

India announced its national plan for addressing climate change recently. It will reduce its carbon intensity and dramatically expand its growing renewable energy sector. India's solar energy market grew more than 100-fold in the past four years.[read more]

India Commits to Accelerate Clean Energy and Climate Action, Clearing Path to Paris Climate Talks

October 2, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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India and Climate Talks

Signaling a commitment to fight climate change, India submitted its targets as a part of the Paris climate agreement. India committed to reduce its emissions intensity by 33 to 35% from 2005-levels by 2030, a long-term commitment to curb its GHG emissions under the UNFCCC.[read more]

Rural Energy Access in India: A Comprehensive Report

October 1, 2015 by Johannes Urpelainen
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India and Energy Access

Rural energy poverty is increasingly recognized as a major obstacle to sustainable economic development in developing countries. The United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative has played an important role in the international policy effort.[read more]

India at the Deep End

September 2, 2015 by Energy @ MIT

India Energy Development

It has been said of India that the more you get to know it, the less you understand. The country’s vast size, diversity, and complexity gives it a knack for defying logic and confounding accepted wisdom. This is especially true when it comes to the developing energy industry.[read more]

Global Study Shows Deteriorating Air Quality in India and Other Vulnerable Regions

August 27, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Air Quality in Inida and Beyond

Following India's government announcement that it would launch a "massive" people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, NDTV brought together leaders to discuss India's growing air quality problems and potential solutions.[read more]