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July 8, 2021 A compilation of different state level solar irrigation policies provides a quick snapshot of institutional development of solar irrigation in India.
Different solar irrigation policies in India (Image: IWMI)
March 17, 2021 Insights from urban slum households across six states
PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
December 2, 2019 A study highlights the barriers to harnessing India's potential for wind energy.
Windmills in Karnataka, India. Picture credit: India Water Portal
November 14, 2019 A study finds that India may run out of water to cool power plants in the near future.
Tuticorin power plant in Tamil Nadu (Image: Ram Kumar, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 2.0)
October 1, 2019 Green capital at scale urgently needed for the energy transition and climate action in emerging economies - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
Image credit: CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
Government notifies ban on single-use plastics from July 2022
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago

No more single-use plastics from July 1, 2022

Plastic menace in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Beat the heat
Meeting India’s rapidly increasing air-conditioning and refrigeration demand through super-efficient appliances, natural refrigerants and not-in-kind cooling technologies, is a win-win for the climate and the economy, says iFOREST. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

The demand for air conditioning is growing at 10-15% annually in India due to a combination of factors including increasing affluence and ri

A series of air conditioning units on a building (Image: Pxfuel)
Emerging markets adopt renewables
The emerging markets are key to the electricity leapfrog to renewables, says study Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months ago

Emerging markets are about to leapfrog fossil fuels to generate all the growth in their electricity supply from renewables in this decade. The peak global fossil fuel usage for electricity generation was probably 2018.

Solar power plant in Telangana (image: Thomas Llyod Group, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Solar irrigation policies in India
A compilation of different state level solar irrigation policies provides a quick snapshot of institutional development of solar irrigation in India. IWMI posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Solar pumps and solar irrigation are not new to India as the first program to install solar pumps started close to three decades back in 1993

Different solar irrigation policies in India (Image: IWMI)
A just energy transition roadmap
iFOREST looks at challenges and opportunities for a post-coal future in its new report Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

In the run-up to COP 26, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST), the Delhi-based environmental organization, launched India’s first ‘Just Transition’ Centre at a virtual event on Ju

How the demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it (Image: Wilson-Centre, Environmental Change and Security Program, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Portable solar structure
(not verified) posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

I require portable solar plate structure parts.

Lights out to mark the Earth Hour
This year’s theme calls attention to climate change Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday of March each year in almost all countries to raise people’s awareness of natural disasters due

Through this year’s theme, awareness is being raised about the crisis of nature loss, climate change and global warming (Image: SomeCG, Pixabay)
Are solar powered irrigation systems scalable in India?
Compendium on solar-powered irrigation in India Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago

Article by: Sakshi Saini and Paresh B Shirsath

 Solar power has huge potential for application in the agriculture sector, especially in the irrigation space. (Image: IWMI)
Clean fuel choices of urban India’s poor
Insights from urban slum households across six states Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago

With increased urbanisation, India is experiencing acute air pollution in its urban centres.

PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Required full detail of solar pump for irrigation in Samastipur Dist. Bihar
(not verified) posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

Hi Sir,

I would like to know the cost of this pump with the entire material means Solar panel & motor etc. Is there any subsidy from Govt on this project? What will be the cost of the structure? Is it possible that the entire setup is movable either on the tractor?

Please help me with these questions.

Thanks & Regards

Pranav Kr Thakur

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