Tag: Renewable Energy

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.

One Act, Three Proposed Amendments, and an Overhaul of India’s Coal...

How do amendments to the Coal Bearing Areas Act affect the forest-dependent communities whose lands and forests would be acquired for mining in India?

Meet Hydrogen, the New Fuel in Town

Imagine owning a car that has zero emissions — except, this one isn’t by a battery-powered electric vehicle. Feels like an unlikely possibility? It’s...

Budget 2021: What Does the Wind Sector Need to Meet its...

The Union Budget 2021 is here. Unsurprisingly, the shadow of COVID-19 loomed large over the budget as Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman presented it...

Sunny Side Up? Why India’s Solar Foreign Policies May Not Help...

When inaugurating the 750MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reinstated his commitment to the vision of “One...

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...

The Dibang Debacle: Hydropower and Altered Flow Regimes in the Dibang...

The latest addition to India’s list of hydropower projects is the controversial 3,097 MW Etalin Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang basin. Even...

The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams

On 23 April 2020, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC)—the panel under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that approves forest clearance for...

“We don’t want electricity at the cost of lives”: The Toxic...

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  One night, Lata Joshi left a white cloth to dry in her balcony. When she saw it in the morning, it...

From Japan, with Love

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  At first glance, Japan is a good example for countries that aim to go green. By 2030, the country plans to...