Sikkim has embarked on the path of developing strategies to remain carbon neutral. The Sikkim Climate Inventory Monitoring System (SCIMS) is a first step in this direction.

As a first-time effort in India, the Green Vehicle Rating (GVR) serves as a consumer information tool that identifies high to low performing vehicle models in 2 & 3-wheeler categories, in terms of the negative impacts of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants released from the tail pipe.

Internationally, carbon pricing instruments have witnessed growing interest as cost effective policy measures for climate mitigation.

Shakti in partnership with WRI India has convened a high-level platform for CEOs and business leaders with the goal of fostering Industry leadership on air quality issues. The platform acts as a forum to deliberate on the role of Indian Industry in supporting ambient air quality improvements, technology advancements, financing and innovation.

This study showcases an integrated resource planning exercise for the power sector integrating renewable energy resources with the current power sector planning framework.

The Survey, “A Hazy View” posed a wide range of questions on the subject of air pollution awareness, perceptions and attitudes across 11 Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gwalior, Kolkata, Varanasi and Lucknow.

This study prioritizes battery-based Electric Vehicles (EVs) for the public transportation sector—a sector where the accelerated early-stage adoption of EVs can be fostered through public-sector intervention and set the trend for large-scale EV adoption.

With close to 250 million Indians not connected to the discom grid or able to reliably access electricity, DRE-based minigrids are an effective solution to meet citizens’ electricity needs. Shakti supported Okapi Research and Advisory to identify solutions for integrating minigrids with the utility grid.

Now that the Paris Agreement on climate change has been ratified, India must plan on making good on its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

This report provides a detailed analysis of the financing needs of off-grid enterprises across various stages and business models, taking into account the needs of important stakeholders such as off-grid energy access enterprises, product manufacturers, and micro and minigrid players.

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