Promoting low carbon growth through clean energy: case studies on decentralized renewable energy systems

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. Through this booklet the legislators will develop a better understanding of decentralized renewable energy projects/systems and they may take up similar initiatives in their constituencies and states. Further, they will also be encouraged to take actions at local, national, and global level for promoting low carbon development. The booklet contains a brief description of low carbon growth, its benefits, and the importance of renewable energy for the same. This is followed by a set of case studies that exemplify how different decentralized renewable energy technologies that have not only provided energy access but have also resulted in socio-economic development and environmental sustainability in different areas of the country.