Electricity for all in India- Why coal is not always king
Coal has always been the mainstay of the Indian electricity sector and many policymakers and analysts believe that it must remain the primary source of electricity generation for at least the next three to four decades resulting in energy security, provision of affordable energy for all and importantly, address the issue of energy scarcity in India. This report challenges this view and as part of its recommendations proposes an alternative low carbon approach for addressing India’s energy needs.
An Endless Wait with An Uncertain Future: Unpacking the Energy Crisis
The articles in this report highlight the role that civil society and industries can play in changing energy policy and direction, which would ensure not only the eradication of energy poverty but also the delivery of clean energy by providing a pathway for shifting out of conventional power generation.
Access to Energy for the Poor: The Clean Energy Option
Increasing access to modern energy services for the world’s poorest is a critical development issue. A number of initiatives are currently underway-internationally, nationally, and locally- to increase access to energy services. These initiatives prove that energy access and clean energy can go hand in hand. Moving global energy use towards clean energy pathways is crucial because these sources protect the environment and natural resources locally and do not compromise public health.
Shifting of Goal Post: Rural Electrification in India: A Progress Report
India continues to face huge energy deficits. Frequent power outages and disruptions in electricity supply have become a norm too. The overall deficit of power is close to 86,000 Million kWh, with daily peak hours’ demand, shortage being 13,000 Million kWh, resulting in power outages ranging from 2-20 hours on a daily basis.