Carbon footprint is broadly defined as carbon dioxide (CO2.) emissions normalized per unit mass of a product or per unit of an activity. It is considered as an important environmental indicator for comparing various products or activities. Fired solid clay brick is a popular walling material in India. Manufacturing of fired clay bricks involves combustion of fossil fuels during the firing process and during other unit operations and activities.

The purpose of the study is to present a detailed overview of the status of renewable energy in Maharashtra and to identify the key barriers and challenges to the growth of RE in the state.

This document contains the presentation by Anand B. Rao, IIT- Mumbai at National climate research conference, IIT Delhi, March 5-6, 2010 on CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS), relevant for India.