Energy Department - Renewable Energy (CSE)
Mini grids: the smarter way towards rural electrification
Expansion of the electric grid has been unable to ensure universal access to power in 70 years. Decentralised mini-grids do more for last-mile …
The false burden of social cost on renewable energy
The Economic Survey estimated high social cost of renewable energy, but an analysis shows many discrepancies in calculations
Microfinance and energy access
The experience of clean energy and MFIs working together as close allies has not been smooth in the past
Is solar sector truly achieving grid parity?
Given the huge dependence on subsidy, can the trend of reducing solar tariffs be deemed as an achievement of the renewable or solar sector?
Are low tariffs of solar power sustainable?
The declining bids for solar PV projects seems like a good sign for the sector, but let us hope that the oversights that happened in the case of …
Karnataka launches gross metering for solar rooftop
Incentivising rooftop solar in the state through gross metering is one of the new ideas of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission
For Al Gore, youth is the driver of climate debate
The renewable-energy enthusiast’s message was a ray of hope for civil society and non-government organisations at the Paris climate meet
Confusion over editing of the agreement text slowed things down during week one
With less than 15 days of negotiations left, parties at the Bonn climate change conference were urged to speed things up
Reform in fossil fuel subsidy is a mitigation opportunity
Money saved from the phasing out of fuel subsidies can be used for social and development programmes