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NDCs AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS IN 2021: Are we on the right path to a climate-safe future?

Introduction Since the historic signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015, nearly all countries have committed to limiting the increase in the average global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) this century compared to pre-industrial levels, … Continue reading

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Where the sun shines brighter for rural hamlets in India

One may rue the fact that things have slowed down a lot in the country’s solar programme — what with there being no dawn for the National Solar Mission’s Phase II and several State programmes being in a limbo — … Continue reading

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India’s Off-grid Renewables Initiative Changing Lives in Ladakh

Ladakh, a remote district of India’s northernmost state, is currently benefiting from the largest off-grid renewable energy project in the world. The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is spending INR473 billion (US$88.8 million) on decentralized solar and hydro … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Minigrid Development in Rural India – NREL

  The goal of this report is to inform investors about the potential of solar minigrid technologies to serve India’s rural market. India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. A large portion … Continue reading

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