Climate Change Mitigation: Role of Social Cost of Carbon

Globally, there has been a general increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 1850 to 1960 owing to factors such as population growth and industrialization. Comparing the highest emitting countries, the United States of America was ranked second in 1850. In 2011, a similar comparison showed that the USA ranked second again. The difference, however, was that their emissions grew by 266 times over 160 years.

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Does your electricity bill speak to you?

“Is my electricity bill too high?” “Do I know how much electricity I am paying for?” “Can I access my electricity consumption data readily?” “How can I reduce my electricity bill?” “I wish I could access my electricity consumption data as readily as my mobile/internet data usage!”

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Strengthening Commercial Building Energy Data Management in India

A robust sector-wide energy consumption data is crucial for the policymakers to support decision making for influencing energy efficiency actions. The management of energy consumption data at a national level is a daunting task due to issues like availability of end-use data, large volume of data, ownership of data with different institutions, lack of systems and processes etc. To create an effective and comprehensive data management framework, it is essential to ensure periodic availability of the most updated, granular, consistent, reliable, easier to access, and bottom up data.

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The Post-Pandemic Story of the Indian E-Mobility Sector

India’s transport electrification story is woven with the threads of ‘shared, connected and clean mobility’. The demand incentives under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) II scheme were introduced to support the uptake of electric vehicles for public transport and commercial use. However, as the nation went into lockdown, and public passenger mobility hit zero, it impacted the budding EV industry.

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What Budget 2021 means for the future of DISCOMs in India?

DISCOMs should be considered the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure power supply to health care and enable millions of people to work from home. Even with the steep fall in billing and a disruption to their cash flow, the Indian DISCOMs did not compromise on the supply of power to the end-users. The increasing unpaid dues from consumers aggravated the financial challenges of DISCOMs and interrupted the payments to power generators up the supply chain.

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