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India and US Make Progress on HFC Super-Pollutants

September 30, 2013 by David Doniger

The pace of action to phase down the super-potent heat-trapping HFCs quickened when President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Singh announced new joint steps towards controlling HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that saved the ozone layer.[read more]

IPCC Report Sends Urgent Climate Message to Indian and American Leaders

September 29, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India, America, and Climate Change

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s release coincides with Indian Prime Minister Singh’s visit with President Obama, where we hope the leaders engage on the timely issues addressed in the IPCC report.[read more]

US and India Have Historic Opportunity to Fight Climate Change Together

September 21, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

India, US, and Climate Change

President Obama will host Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House next week. The United States and India have benefited from combined efforts to address issues from national security to climate change. Now these leaders have an opportunity to do more.[read more]

Rupee's Plunge Threatens Indian Wind Energy Industry

September 14, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Bloomberg is reporting that the rupee’s biggest plunge in 20 years could have serious billion-dollar repercussions for India's burgeoning wind industry, with higher finance and import costs negating benefits from the government subsidy which was reimplemented last month.[read more]

American Banks Court Controversy With Coal India Offering

September 9, 2013 by Justin Guay

Indian Coal and American Banks

Green is in on Wall Street, or so you'd think. Yet many large banking institutions have lined up for a controversial share offering from one of the world's largest miners, Coal India Limited. Supporting this sale means aiding environmental and social injustice in India's poorest regions.[read more]

India's Untold Story: Solar, Wind Projects Create Jobs, Clean Energy

August 18, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India Renewables

As India celebrates its Independence Day, it can also celebrate its clean energy opportunities as solar, wind, and other renewables expand throughout India. This week, the government announced a $7.9 billion investment designed to increase access to power from wind and solar.[read more]

Preparing for Climate Extremes: Lessons from India Flooding

August 2, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

India and Climate Extremes

Disaster planning and preparation can help save lives when the next tragic natural disaster hits. We hope government officials across the world take what India has suffered as a wake-up call, and continue making disaster planning a key part of climate change action.[read more]

India, Coal Imports, And Energy Security

July 31, 2013 by Justin Guay

India Coal Imports


The Indian coal sector is in shambles and imports are a part of the problem, not the solution. Even though India is home to one of the world’s largest coal deposits the country can't mine coal fast enough let alone transport it where it needs to go.[read more]

Biden Builds Momentum on US-India Climate Cooperation

July 29, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Vice President Biden India Meeting


In India, Vice President Joe Biden advanced momentum on U.S.-India discussions to combat climate change earlier this week, stressing the importance of a stronger U.S.-India strategic partnership, including working toward a global phase-down of super greenhouse gases.[read more]

Can Renewable Energy Grow Fast Enough to Make a Difference?

July 27, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Growing Renewables

Asia, and particularly China and India, will lead a charge toward a 56 percent increase in worldwide energy consumption by 2040. Although renewables and nuclear are growing at the fastest rates in the electricity sector, it will not be enough to dethrone coal.[read more]

Indian Nuclear Power Plant Gets Green Light Amid Regulatory Risks

June 18, 2013 by Igor Alexeev

Indian Nuclear Power


The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has finally begun operations following a landmark Supreme Court of India ruling approving the project.[read more]

Indian Coal Plant Standards Weaker on Pollution Than China

June 18, 2013 by Justin Guay

India does not yet have the economic might that China does, but the country prides itself on being a vibrant democracy, where diverse and discordant political opinions are not only welcome but even encouraged.[read more]

High Oil Prices Starting to Affect China and India

June 10, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

China's oil prices and consumption

A big part of China and India’s problems is that they, like the United States and most of Europe, are oil importers. There is a big difference in the impact of high oil prices on oil importing countries compared to oil exporting countries.[read more]

India's Next Big Energy Source: Energy-Efficient Buildings

May 30, 2013 by Peter Lehner

energy efficiency in India

The cheapest, cleanest, and fastest way for India to bring power to people who need it is energy efficiency. According to McKinsey & Company, India can save $42 billion every year just by reducing energy waste in buildings.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Will Help India Save Money and Breathe Easier

April 27, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

energy efficiency in India

Increasingly Indian cities and businesses are turning to one of the fastest, cheapest, and cleanest ways to address blackouts and power demand: energy efficiency.[read more]