Renewable Energy

Examining India’s renewable energy goals, implementation, policies and their role in sustainable development.

Leaving Carbon Footprints Abroad, and Getting Away With It

While over 100 countries have pledged to reach "net zero emissions" by 2050, they continue to finance carbon-intensive projects and supply chains abroad.

Dialogues: Dhaval Negandhi on Siting Renewable Energy Projects Sustainably

Earlier this July, the 750- megawatt Rewa solar power plant was inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh. One of the largest single-site solar power plants in...
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Why Aren’t We Making Hay as the Sun Shines? Moving to Solar Rooftops

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore with inputs from Arnab Chakraborty The view from one of Dwarka’s apartments initially looks like the typical New Delhi skyline. The...

Green Bonds: The Next Big Thing in Green Finance

‘Green finance’ is the new buzzword in the finance world: these are loans, debts, or investments available to be raised solely for those projects considered green.
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Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill (Part II)

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty and Sumit Krishna Yadav. In this second instalment of Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill. We take a look at how...

As India Announces Carbon Neutrality by 2070, Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the...

This article is produced under the aegis of Climate Tracker’s Online COP26 Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship, awarded to The Bastion's Environment Lead Vaishnavi Rathore....
“Tibet Be Dammed!”, Says China. But At What Cost?

“Tibet Be Dammed!”, Says China. But At What Cost?

Written by Rohan Parikh Tibet’s glacier-fed rivers are the single largest runoff source in the whole world. It holds the Hindu Kush Himalayan ice sheet,...

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis Exposes India’s Vulnerable Position in the Global Oil Trade

For countries reliant on oil imports like India, how has the Russia-Ukraine war impacted local markets and the pockets of consumers? What does this go to show about India’s precarious geopolitical position in the global oil trade and the way forward?

Does the Budget’s Push for Clean Energy Account for the 21.3 Million Indians Employed...

As the 2022 Budget pushes for renewable energy to replace polluting sources, long-term jobs must be generated at scale for a just transition.

The Impacts of Unsustainable Iron Ore Mining on Redi, The Last Village on Maharashtra’s...

While mining has brought with it economic prosperity, it has negatively impacted the health of Redi’s residents, and the ecology of this biodiverse region.