There is a growing interest in how to deliver energy services to people on a low income, not just for household use but to earn a living: the so-called ‘productive uses’ of energy. One sector that deserves particular attention is smallholder agriculture.

This 2014 edition of Energy Statistics published by Central Statistics Office (CSO) is 21st in the series and contains latest data on reserves, installed capacity, potential for generation, production, consumption, import, export and wholesale price of different energy commodities. The metadata on Energy Statistics has been included for the first time in this publication.

According to this new IEA report China, India, the European Union and the United States alone should invest at least USD 380 billion in new electricity storage capacity by 2050 to support decarbonisation.

Dues to equipment makers swell to . 1,000 crore on back of rising demand

The government is reviewing the subsidy scheme under its flagship programme aimed at promoting off-grid solar applications such as irrigation pumps, home lights and solar lanterns after its dues to solar equipment makers swelled to . 1,000 crore because of unanticipated rise in demand.

Energy access in rural India has been a development priority for the government for many decades. However, 45 per cent of rural households lack access to electricity. Around 700 million people depend on biomass for their energy needs, predominantly for cooking, and 77.5 million households still use kerosene for lighting.

Electricity Access- Financing Issues and Mechanism - a presentation by B V Rao (IREDA) at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2014: Energy Access and Renewable Energy, February 27-28, 2014, New Delhi.

The project aims for Installation of 23,500 nos. SPV power plants of 1 kWp capacity each for Domestic household in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Chhattisgarh and other selected States. Limited availability of Grid

The Ashden India Collective, a team comprising Ashden awardees from India headed by solar power expert S P Gon Chaudhuri, has received a grant of Rs 40 lakh from the United Nations Development Prog

The Ashden India Collective, a team comprising Ashden awardees from India headed by solar power expert S P Gon Chaudhuri, has received a grant of Rs 40 lakh from the United Nations Development Prog

India has 75 million households without access to electricity and per capita consumption in rural households was only 8 units per month as compared 24 units in urban households, according to an exp

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