Deep Decarbonising with Distributed RE Systems

By now, we are aware of the various problems associated with distribution and transmission of energy — AT&C losses, uncalibrated energy production, problems over forecasting peak demand and so on. In this opinion piece Abishek Nippani discusses the role of ‘distributed renewable energy systems’ by localising energy generation at or near points of consumption.

Financial Viability of ‘Green’ Electricity in India

Ending environment last week and starting with the electricity sector this week, we present Anirban’s piece that is a hybrid of these two sectors. Anirban delves into credit and finance problems that pose a big hurdle to realise India’s renewable energy goals.

Sowing the Seeds of a Solar Power Revolution via Agro Photovoltaics

A unique model of collocating food and fuel is being explored at the upper echelons of India’s renewable energy sector. Agro Photovoltaics (APV) involves solar panels being installed at a certain height above existing cropland. Ankur discusses the potential of APVs and the way to move ahead with it.

Cooling Urban India

Urban space cooling consumes considerable amount of resources – resources which could be put to better use if urban planning was carried out with foresight. In this purely blog style piece, Arshiya highlights solutions and policy interventions which can be focused on by policy makers if we are progressive realise our broader goal of sustainable development.

Environmentally Sustainable Transport

After covering noise pollution from vehicles yesterday, today we cover the type of pollution vehicles are most infamous for – air pollution. Ravneet has critically laid out the plethora of laws and regulations in existence which have created a mire of regulatory problems. This multiplicity, Ravneet argues, requires as much, if not more attention than the push for what we drive or how we drive.