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Transitioning Away from HFCs: An Energy and Climate Change Opportunity

October 17, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Blackouts and power outages, like the recent September blackouts in Mumbai, are an unfortunate part of daily life in India. A couple of years ago, grid outages roiled large swaths of India, leaving more than 600 million people without electricity and services.[read more]

U.N. Climate Summit Underscores Perennial Differences on Climate Change

October 6, 2014 by Henry Auer

Climate Change Differences

The United Nations convened a Climate Summit as a springboard for action on addressing global warming. And negotiations toward a new international climate treaty to stabilize the world’s average temperature are about to begin under the U. N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.[read more]

US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Access

October 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

India Clean Energy Access

Meeting in Washington, DC this week, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made important commitments for U.S.-India partnership, with joint announcements by the US and India supporting the expansion of off-grid clean energy in India.[read more]

Summit Tackles India's Sustainable Energy Goals

October 2, 2014 by Christina Nunez

In India, 300 million people still lack access to electricity. Coal, which currently accounts for 59% of India’s power capacity, will help meet that demand. But India’s quest to meet its energy needs occurs against the backdrop of increasing international pressure for nations to act on climate change.[read more]

Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action?

September 29, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

United States and India Summit

As leaders of the world's largest democracies, the Obama-Modi summit is an opportunity to accelerate climate action in economically advantageous ways for both countries. The United States, India, and the world will benefit enormously if the leaders agree to immediate action to curb climate change.[read more]

Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: ESCO Model Enables Energy Efficiency Savings in India

September 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Tower Retrofit

More than ever, people are flocking to India’s cities, where increasing standards of living and rapid urbanization are causing enormous strain on the country’s energy supplies. At the same time, 400 million people in India lack any access to reliable power.[read more]

Uncertainty, Rising Costs Cloud Indian Coal Sector After Landmark Supreme Court Rulings

September 4, 2014 by Justin Guay

India's Coal Sector

India's coal bubble is perilously close to bursting. This week the Indian court system handed down three landmark energy rulings. While an ultimate decision still looms, the combined weight of these initial rulings reaffirms one thing -- it's time to diversify away from coal.[read more]

India Green News: Solar, Wind Potential Receive Investment Interest; Governments Tackle Climate Change

September 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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India green news / shutterstock

Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the country.[read more]

Building Smart Cities in India

August 25, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

India Smart Cities

In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace the country’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government think-tank led by a mix of experts.[read more]

Solar Energy: Improving the Livelihoods of India's Rural Salt-Pan Farmers

August 16, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Rural India and Solar

As India celebrated Independence Day on Friday, August 15th, it will brought with it a history of struggle, conflict, and triumph. India has come a long way since it gained independence, and Prime Minister Modi has made promises since he took office in May to improve the livelihoods of the Indian people.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: India is Increasingly Dependent on Imported Fossil Fuels as Demand Continues to Rise

August 15, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

India Fossil Fuel Imports

India's dependence on imported fossil fuels rose to 38% in 2012, despite the country having domestic fossil fuel resources. India ranked as the fourth-largest energy consumer in the world in 2011. The country's energy demand continues to climb as a result of its dynamic economic growth and modernization.[read more]

Selling Solar in India Through the Lens of Google Glass

July 15, 2014 by Justin Guay

India Energy Poverty and Solar

Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. No, this isn't some out-of-touch Silicon Valley pipe dream. Innovative companies are pioneering new energy models for rural populations that deliver everything from LED lightbulbs and Skinny Grids to off-grid Wi-Fi to pay-as-you-go solar home systems.[read more]

Bullets Can't Stop India's Heroes

April 30, 2014 by Justin Guay
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India Elections and Energy

Indian economic development is at a critical juncture. From slowing economic growth to the depreciating rupee to widespread disgust with rampant corruption, India's current model has failed to provide a realistic, prosperous future for its people.[read more]

Women, Energy Access, and India's Elections

April 28, 2014 by Justin Guay

By May 12, an expected 815 million voters will have gone to the polls to vote in India's general election. With Indian women voting at increasing rates, politicians are attempting to court female voters more than ever. But the topic of energy should not be overlooked in this election.[read more]

India's Renewable Energy Efforts Poised for Resurgence

April 23, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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India and Renewables

National elections are underway, dominating headlines across India. In parallel, the release of the second report from the IPCC documenting the impacts of climate change, has confirmed again the current and growing risks to the economy, human health and food supply of India’s communities.[read more]