In the recent past, the emerging India economy is highly dependent on conventional as well as renewable energy to deal with energy security. Keeping the potential of biomass and its plentiful availability, the Indian government has been encouraging various industrial sectors to generate their own energy from it. The Indian sugar industry has adopted and made impressive growth in bagasse (a renewable biomass, i.e. left after sugercane is crushed) based cogeneration power to fulfil their energy need, as well as to export a big chunk of energy to grid power.

Access to modern energy is vital for sustainable development. In rural areas, decentralized energy solutions may play a significant role in reducing poverty, supporting community institutions and facilitating the generation of basic services such as communication, water access, education and health services.

Thermochemical Biomass Gasification is a high temperature process that produces a fuel gas, which after cleaning, can provide a good environmental performance and high flexibility in applications. The process is used to convert biomass (solid biomass, wastes) into a a combustible gas that can be used for different purposes.

These Regulations shall be called ‘Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources – Biomass, Biogas and Biomass Gasifier Energy) Regulations, 2015’. These Regulations shall extend to the whole of the State of Rajasthan.

This booklet aims to familiarize the concerned legislators with the importance and potential of low carbon development in India, especially through the means of clean energy supply.

This publication explores a range of opportunities for India in decentralized energy generation, that offer clean and efficient energy solutions for rural and remote areas. The booklet was released during the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet organized by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

This booklet attempts to demystify renewable energy based technologies, and brings it a step closer to the general masses from a practical perspective.

Investigation of the chemical nature and sources of particulate matter at urban locations in four Chinese cities during a severe haze pollution event finds that the event was driven to a large extent by secondary aerosol formation.

Approximately 2.8 billion people cook with solid fuels. Research has focused on the health impacts of indoor exposure to fine particulate pollution. Here, for the 2010 Global Burden of Disease project (GBD 2010), we evaluate the impact of household cooking with solid fuels on regional population-weighted ambient PM2.5 pollution (APM2.5). The researchers estimated the proportion and concentrations of APM2.5 attributable to household cooking with solid fuels (PM2.5-cook) for the years 1990, 2005, and 2010 in 170 countries; and associated ill-health.

Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from inefficient biomass and coal stoves kills nearly 4 million people every year worldwide. HAP is an environmental risk associated with poverty that affects an estimated 3 billion people mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of the study was to estimate the number of low-income Americans exposed to potentially health-damaging concentrations of HAP.