Competitive bidding adopted under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is an appropriate process for megawatt-scale solar power procurement, given the changing prices of solar power and the limited paying capacity of India’s consumers and taxpayers. MW-scale plants may be useful to kick-start the solar photovoltaic industry in India.

With growing concerns about India’s energy security and climate change, the importance of improving the energy efficiency (EE) of the economy is being realized by Indian policy makers, and significant efforts are being made to enhance EE in the country. Yet progress in EE implementation has been slow compared to its potential and benefits.

While solar energy has great potential as a renewable energy source for India, in terms of resource availability, flexibility in scale and applications, it is one of the most expensive of such options today.

India is in a unique predicament; it has a stake in both preventing climate change and avoiding costly mitigation.
The Indraprastha Thermal Power Station in New Delhi. About one-fourth of the air pollution in Delhi is caused by industries and coal-based thermal power plants, according to the Union Ministry of Environment.

India is among the top five countries in renewable energy capacity, according to this study released by Prayas Energy Group, Pune. It compares the energy use trends in India with the US, EU & China and provides an overview of India

This article compares the future trajectory of carbon emissions of the Annex I countries under the Kyoto Protocol with the emission reduction targets being discussed in the US and the European Union. If the Annex I countries follow these trajectories, they would meet the Kyoto Protocol commitment in terms of the stock of emissions since 2008, only in 2021 or 2024.

The paper examines the extent to which the developed countries are shouldering their responsibility for mitigating climate change. Developed countries have a responsibility to reduce the threat of climate change in two ways: (1) by reducing their own emissions and (2) by facilitating the mitigation efforts of developing countries by providing financial support.

Is urban public transport subsidised more than its private counterpart? Through a case study of urban transport in Pune, this article demonstrates that car and two-wheeler users receive larger subsidies than bus users when all costs imposed by transport modes are considered.

This paper by Prayas Energy Group exposes the hidden subsidies enjoyed by users of cars and two wheelers, thus marginalizing the needier sections. It uses a case study of urban transport in Pune to show that a bus user is much less subsidized than a car or a two-wheeler user.

We would like to respond to some of the points raised in the company by Ratan Watal on behalf of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) and provide some suggestions that we believe will help improve the functioning of the board.