Wind energy is an abundant natural resource and its intelligent use will serve the country well. But India's remarkable progress in the RE sector has largely sidelined wind power in favour of solar energy.

Agra, located on the western bank of river Yamuna, 206 km south of the national capital New Delhi, is a culturally rich and historically important city. It is home to as many as 48 protected monuments (as per Archaeological Survey of India’s classification).

The impact of COVID-19 on the relatively small DRE sector is upsetting. A mechanism needs to be developed to support small enterprises working in the DRE sector, which are more prone to risks and shocks. Further, a paradigm change in thinking is required to address the gender issue in employment.

There is a clear technical and resource utilization justification for repowering. Repowering has the potential to increase energy generation by more than six times by using modern wind turbines and throwing in solar power into the mix, thus making the best use of natural resources as well as the power evacuation system.

The rooftop solar sector is nowhere near the intended levels if we consider the official target of 40 GW, as only about 6 GW has been realized so far, with over 80 per cent of it coming from installations at the commercial and industrial (C&I) level.

Given the severity of pollution in the region, a majority of the NCR states have released a list of approved fuels. Yet, most of the industries here have not switched to cleaner fuels.

CSE believes that given the encouraging projections of growth of BTM technologies, that are ushering in a consumer-centric clean energy transition, we need to lay down robust and sustainable principles for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the sector.

Air quality standards in Jaipur are one of the worst in the world. While there are many reasons for air pollution in the city, this report identifies prominent industrial hotspots and the major industrial sectors in Jaipur district that are responsible for a majority of this pollution.

CSE in its independent study, surveyed seven districts of Delhi-NCR to assess the sources of industrial air pollution and identify the hotspots. The study revealed that diesel generators have a significant contribution to the air pollution in the studied regions.

ASEAN—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—has emerged as the most important region for future growth in coal-fired power generation as both China and India are investing in renewable power and moving away from coal.

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