This study by Vasudha Foundation has created a comprehensive mapping of all existing and proposed coal fired power plants on water related parameters. It monitors the generation of coal based thermal power plants in river basins, that are affected by water scarcity and reviews how the power generation is impacted due to this.

In 2015, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement, governments committed to keeping global temperature increases to 2°C and to pursue efforts towards a more ambitious 1.5°C target.

A new report analyses the recommendations from IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report against the policy framework existing in India, and identifies gaps, in order to adopt the suggestions towards a climate resilient low carbon society in India. India is among the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change.

This handbook, a cooperation project of the Vasudha Foundation India and the Heinrich Boell Foundation offices in India and North America, has been designed as a guide for civil society groups and other stakeholders in India to understand the various issues around climate finance needs and flows, specific to the Indian context.

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala,Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the states with most climate-friendly policies according to this study which focused on policies and programmes of the states from a climate change mitigation perspective in key carbon emitting sectors - electricity, energy, urban development, transport, industry, and water.

The urgent need to address climate change, the concerns about depleting fossil fuel reserves and volatile global oil prices, and the continuing economic crisis have, amongst other reasons, put “energy” at the center of public policy debates and discussions in the past few years.

Recent estimates of global fossil fuel subsidies for production and consumption are staggering, putting the total near US$775 billion annually or higher.

There is a myth in India that the cost of subsidy to provide energy services to the poor is very heavy.

This report finds that only 9 percent of World Bank Group energy sector lending in 2009 and 2010 actually went to support basic energy needs in communities that lacked access to energy.

Originally enacted as part of the National Energy Policy Act, 1992, "The Production Tax Credits" (PTC) scheme has been the mechanism used in the United States to subsidise and stimulate the production of wind energy. Till 1985, the tax credits were based on installed capital costs.