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ZEV India Partnership – Driving Truck Electrification through Collaboration

May 13, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicle Segments, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Road Transport
Read an interesting news - though almost a year old - about how 15 prominent companies have come together to accelerate go-to-market and commercialization of...Read an interesting news - though almost a year old - about how 15 prominent companies have come together to accelerate go-to-market and commercialization of...
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World’s Largest Solar (Thermal) Kitchen is in Rajasthan!

October 24, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The world’s largest solar kitchen is powered by Scheffler’s reflector technology, and is situated in Rajasthan, India. The Scheffler system is so effective that this...The world’s largest solar kitchen is powered by Scheffler’s reflector technology, and is situated in Rajasthan, India. The Scheffler system is so effective that this...
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Workshop on Private Equity for Power Projects – Summary & Highlights

March 16, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I am providing a summary of the event I had participated last week at New Delhi. The event was called Private Equity for Power Projects...I am providing a summary of the event I had participated last week at New Delhi. The event was called Private Equity for Power Projects...
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Will ultrafast EV battery charging become commonplace by 2030?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In its early days, charging an electric vehicle could take 8-10 hours. Surely no one...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In its early days, charging an electric vehicle could take 8-10 hours. Surely no one...
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Will This be the Decade of Natural Gas?

September 4, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Natural Gas, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I am being very conservative in wondering if this could be the decade of natural gas. There are folks who are wondering aloud if this...I am being very conservative in wondering if this could be the decade of natural gas. There are folks who are wondering aloud if this...
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Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns in future?

January 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized
Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns in future? When Larry Fink of BlackRock said some months back that the next 1000 unicorns will not...Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns in future? When Larry Fink of BlackRock said some months back that the next 1000 unicorns will not...
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Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns globally in the near future?

May 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm with over $10 trillion under management, said (check out his talk between 3:28:25 and ...When Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm with over $10 trillion under management, said (check out his talk between 3:28:25 and ...
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Will the world face Lithium scarcity in future?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Many e-mobility industry watchers would doubtless have come across new articles and TV shows centered around...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Many e-mobility industry watchers would doubtless have come across new articles and TV shows centered around...
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Will the adoption path for EV innovations similar to those for innovations in other industries?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicle Segments, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Innovations, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Innovations are taking place in many points along the electric vehicle value chain. Even some...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Innovations are taking place in many points along the electric vehicle value chain. Even some...
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Will RPO finally be enforced in India?

December 10, 2014

Electricity Generation and Transmission, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy
Yet again, we have heard about the government's seriousness about RPO (renewable purchase obligation). The only difference is that, this time it is by the NDA...Yet again, we have heard about the government's seriousness about RPO (renewable purchase obligation). The only difference is that, this time it is by the NDA...
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Will Moser Baer Become the Suzlon of Solar Energy?

March 10, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Since Ratul Puri, the 35-year-old executive director of Moser Baer India returned to India from college in the United States in 1994, he's helped transform...Since Ratul Puri, the 35-year-old executive director of Moser Baer India returned to India from college in the United States in 1994, he's helped transform...
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Will material sciences have a dominant role to play in EV industry?

January 20, 2021

CO3, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Until recently, conventional vehicles were dominated mainly by mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. The former...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Until recently, conventional vehicles were dominated mainly by mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. The former...
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Will fuel cells overtake batteries to become the dominant form of EV storage

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicles, Green Hydrogen, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While a large part of the electric vehicle ecosystem is investing heavily in batteries, a...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While a large part of the electric vehicle ecosystem is investing heavily in batteries, a...
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Will EVs have a different manufacturing paradigm compared to conventional vehicles?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric vehicles are giving the opportunity to many industry stakeholders to reimagine the vehicle as we...This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric vehicles are giving the opportunity to many industry stakeholders to reimagine the vehicle as we...
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Will climate education for the masses make a difference?

February 5, 2024

Climate Education, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
This query formed the crux of our latest LinkedIn poll. Poll results Yes, it will make a difference 100%No, it won't make a difference 0%...This query formed the crux of our latest LinkedIn poll. Poll results Yes, it will make a difference 100%No, it won't make a difference 0%...
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Will China dominate EVs the way it did many other industries including solar power?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It's early 2021. The way the rest of the world has been looking at China...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It's early 2021. The way the rest of the world has been looking at China...
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Why software is more important to e-mobility than to conventional mobility

January 20, 2021

CO3, Digital for Decarbonization, E-mobility, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While our EVNext team was researching the various innovations from EV OEMs, Tesla of course...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While our EVNext team was researching the various innovations from EV OEMs, Tesla of course...
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Why not a National Jatropha Mission?

September 4, 2010

Biodiesel, Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Hi all, It is obvious that there’s a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most high-profile example. Appreciated....Hi all, It is obvious that there’s a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most high-profile example. Appreciated....
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Why is there a buzz around electric aviation?

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2011, I was at a conference on biofuels at Orlando, Florida. During one of...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2011, I was at a conference on biofuels at Orlando, Florida. During one of...
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Why is Tesla’s valuation so high? And will it last?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2019, Tesla sold about 350,000 cars and make revenues of about $30 billion. Toyota sold over 10 million...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2019, Tesla sold about 350,000 cars and make revenues of about $30 billion. Toyota sold over 10 million...
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When a Coal Company Starts Considering Solar…

August 22, 2015

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
Sure, we should not read too much into it when a coal mining entity such as Neyveli Lignite Corp is considering setting up 600 MW of...Sure, we should not read too much into it when a coal mining entity such as Neyveli Lignite Corp is considering setting up 600 MW of...
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What to Watch Out for While Investing in Solar PV?

October 19, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
If you are a private equity or venture capital firm looking at investing in solar PV companies in India, you might want to look beyond...If you are a private equity or venture capital firm looking at investing in solar PV companies in India, you might want to look beyond...
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What career opportunities are opening up in climate tech for India’s engineers?

May 3, 2024

Government Officials, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Engineers - especially really good engineers - are a rather interesting breed. Many of them consider their profession to be far more than just work...Engineers - especially really good engineers - are a rather interesting breed. Many of them consider their profession to be far more than just work...
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What Can India’s Poor Teach the World in Sustainability?

October 19, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
When folks call India a developing country, I wonder. Developing? Very initial stages of developing, perhaps? Or, better still, just about think of starting to...When folks call India a developing country, I wonder. Developing? Very initial stages of developing, perhaps? Or, better still, just about think of starting to...
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What can accelerate EV growth in the short term?

March 4, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
(Image courtesy: Wired) I was reading a well researched news item on Business Standard titled "Electric vehicles likely to remain niche segment in near future"....(Image courtesy: Wired) I was reading a well researched news item on Business Standard titled "Electric vehicles likely to remain niche segment in near future"....
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What are the viable pathways for electrification of heavy vehicles?

January 20, 2021

E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A large car could weigh about 1.5 tons, the largest truck could weigh 25 tons (15-20...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A large car could weigh about 1.5 tons, the largest truck could weigh 25 tons (15-20...
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What are the Indian oil & gas companies doing for decarbonization?

May 3, 2023

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
Isn’t asking Big Oil companies to decarbonize similar to asking cigarette companies to promote healthy living? Aren’t Big Oil & decarbonization opposites? Yes and No....Isn’t asking Big Oil companies to decarbonize similar to asking cigarette companies to promote healthy living? Aren’t Big Oil & decarbonization opposites? Yes and No....
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Waterless Urinals in Mumbai to Save Water, Accumulate Carbon Credits

July 6, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Water Sustainability
July 2009The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had decided to install waterless urinals at public toilets near Gateway of India. They do not require water to...July 2009The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had decided to install waterless urinals at public toilets near Gateway of India. They do not require water to...
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Village power = decentralised power. Isn’t that a no-brainer?

July 3, 2011

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I recently read a post from the excellent Panchabuta blog about the government's sudden realisation that in order for the thousands of Indian villages to...I recently read a post from the excellent Panchabuta blog about the government's sudden realisation that in order for the thousands of Indian villages to...
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Vertical integration opportunities in e-mobility sector

February 26, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Venturing Beyond Profit: Ankit Kedia’s Climate Tech Investment Journey at Capital A

April 12, 2024

By Stakeholders, Financial Investors, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Types of Insights, Videos
In this interview, Ankit Kedia, founder of Capital A, delves into the firm's strategic focus on climate tech investing. From their unique approach to... In this interview, Ankit Kedia, founder of Capital A, delves into the firm's strategic focus on climate tech investing. From their unique approach to...
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VC / PE Perspectives and Opinions on Biomass Power

May 3, 2011

Biomass Power, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Indian VCs have not really done a good amount of investing in cleantech. Cleantech perhaps  is not really a VC game as it is more...Indian VCs have not really done a good amount of investing in cleantech. Cleantech perhaps  is not really a VC game as it is more...
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Unique Drivers for Renewable Power in India

May 19, 2011

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Growth of renewable power in India needs unique drivers for its ever-growing energy needs. The expansion of the overall energy demand-supply gap due to the...Growth of renewable power in India needs unique drivers for its ever-growing energy needs. The expansion of the overall energy demand-supply gap due to the...
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Understanding The PUSH & PULL for the Indian EV Industry

February 28, 2020

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Thorium Could Power India for Hundreds of Years

January 20, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Nuclear Power
India has only a small uranium supply, but an enormous thorium reserve. Millions of tons of thorium ore lie on the surface of Indian beaches,...India has only a small uranium supply, but an enormous thorium reserve. Millions of tons of thorium ore lie on the surface of Indian beaches,...
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The XPrize Comes to India – Start working on your dreams

December 14, 2014

Events, Innovations, International, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  Imagine you are a nobody like me. Now imagine that you are sitting right behind Ratan Tata. Yes, THE Tata. He is sitting right in front...  Imagine you are a nobody like me. Now imagine that you are sitting right behind Ratan Tata. Yes, THE Tata. He is sitting right in front...
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The SAF Opportunity for India – being a key supply chain for sustainable aviation fuels

May 14, 2023

Aviation & Airlines, Bio Energy, Biofuels, Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
The airline sector is a rather interesting one when it comes to decarbonization.Unlike most others their decarbonization choices are very limited.In fact, right now, there...The airline sector is a rather interesting one when it comes to decarbonization.Unlike most others their decarbonization choices are very limited.In fact, right now, there...
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The Promise and Pitfalls of Jatropha curcas

November 23, 2009

Agriculture and Forestry, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
High hopes and initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to a sobering reality: that finding a viable replacement for oil in the modern economy is an...High hopes and initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to a sobering reality: that finding a viable replacement for oil in the modern economy is an...
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The Needs & Drivers of the Indian EV Market

February 28, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, E-mobility Support Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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The Million Mile Battery – is it a big deal?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Energy Storage in EVs, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series For about a year now, there has been buzz around the concept of million mile...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series For about a year now, there has been buzz around the concept of million mile...
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The Indian CEO Climate Dilemma

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
𝘊𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 - 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥? Meeting CEOs to discuss climate action is fun - if...𝘊𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 - 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥? Meeting CEOs to discuss climate action is fun - if...
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The Importance of Deep Tech for India’s Climate Tech – Priya Shah of Theia Ventures

January 4, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The Importance of Deep Tech for India's Climate Tech - Priya Shah of Theia Ventures If you thought the world is in the midst of...The Importance of Deep Tech for India's Climate Tech - Priya Shah of Theia Ventures If you thought the world is in the midst of...
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The Green Hydrogen Hot Air

April 3, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘈 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘌𝘖𝘴 From seemingly nowhere, green hydrogen seems to be everywhere in the climate discussion.Some experts even think that the world cannot...𝘈 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘌𝘖𝘴 From seemingly nowhere, green hydrogen seems to be everywhere in the climate discussion.Some experts even think that the world cannot...
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The Crux – A Practical & Effective Way to Devise Corporate Strategy

April 3, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
I woke up seriously late today - 10 am. The result of reading a book while running high-temperature last night.Must have been an unputdownable murder...I woke up seriously late today - 10 am. The result of reading a book while running high-temperature last night.Must have been an unputdownable murder...
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TERI, Tetra Pak Launch Recycling Awareness Programme

July 27, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Waste Management
Everyday a huge amount of waste is generated from households, schools, hospitals and factories. The primary factors affecting waste quantity and quality are population, urbanisation,...Everyday a huge amount of waste is generated from households, schools, hospitals and factories. The primary factors affecting waste quantity and quality are population, urbanisation,...
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TERI, India’s Sustainability and Green Education Pioneer

December 6, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When Yale University decided to establish its new Climate and Energy Institute in March the choice of Rajendra K. Pachauri to head it came as...When Yale University decided to establish its new Climate and Energy Institute in March the choice of Rajendra K. Pachauri to head it came as...
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Telecom towers in India are huge consumers of energy

September 15, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
With about 2.5 lakh towers powering mobile services to over 400 million subscribers, the telecom industry is now the second largest consumer of energy in...With about 2.5 lakh towers powering mobile services to over 400 million subscribers, the telecom industry is now the second largest consumer of energy in...
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Tax Breaks for Indian Firms that Prove Lower Carbon Footprint?

November 29, 2010

Climate Change, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Decarbonization, GHG Emissions, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Read an interesting article in today's Financial Express (Nov 29) that the government of India is considering providing tax breaks to companies if they can...Read an interesting article in today's Financial Express (Nov 29) that the government of India is considering providing tax breaks to companies if they can...
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Tata Says Coal Projects Impossible to Develop, Favors Renewable Energy Projects

August 9, 2012

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Something that we all have been waiting for is beginning to happen. Sheikh Zaki Yamani, one of the most famous Middle East officials Saudi Arabian...Something that we all have been waiting for is beginning to happen. Sheikh Zaki Yamani, one of the most famous Middle East officials Saudi Arabian...
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Tata Nano – A Disaster in the Making?

March 27, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
Wasn't it Marie Antoinette who said "Let them eat cake"?Acc to Wikipedia, "The quote, as attributed to Antoinette, was claimed to have been uttered during...Wasn't it Marie Antoinette who said "Let them eat cake"?Acc to Wikipedia, "The quote, as attributed to Antoinette, was claimed to have been uttered during...
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Tamil Nadu’s Biomass Power Plans – Energy Plantations is the Answer?

January 20, 2012

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Biomass is one of the renewable energy domains in which Tamil Nadu could have significant potential for progress in future. Estimates suggest only about 10%...Biomass is one of the renewable energy domains in which Tamil Nadu could have significant potential for progress in future. Estimates suggest only about 10%...
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Tale of Two Energy Dictates

September 4, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Two news items caught my attention, both related to "mandating" renewable sources of energy. Like most who populate the libertarian society we live in, I...Two news items caught my attention, both related to "mandating" renewable sources of energy. Like most who populate the libertarian society we live in, I...
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Taking India’s E-mobility to the Next Orbit

March 7, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Support Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
1 This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector....1 This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector....
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Take-aways for Indian e-mobility startups & investors

February 26, 2020

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Status and Trends, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Syngas, A Way to Tap India’s Hidden Coal Reserves

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...
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Sustainable Packaging: Challenges, Innovations, and Pathways Forward

April 12, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos, Waste Management, Waste Management
Scaling low-carbon materials, particularly in packaging, presents a complex set of challenges that require innovative solutions and collaboration across industries. Industry experts have shared... Scaling low-carbon materials, particularly in packaging, presents a complex set of challenges that require innovative solutions and collaboration across industries. Industry experts have shared...
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Sustainability @ Schools – An Interesting Visit to Al Qamar Academy, Chennai

February 8, 2014

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
We get a number of visitors to Suseum, the museum we had launched with the theme of sustainability. A large number of visitors are school...We get a number of visitors to Suseum, the museum we had launched with the theme of sustainability. A large number of visitors are school...
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Sulabh International’s Human Waste to Energy, Low Cost Toilet Technology Honored by UN

July 6, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
Sulabh International is a social service organization, in New Dehli, working in the sanitation sector. The NGO’s founder Bindeshwar Pathak was honored by the Intergovernmental...Sulabh International is a social service organization, in New Dehli, working in the sanitation sector. The NGO’s founder Bindeshwar Pathak was honored by the Intergovernmental...
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Sugar Mills: India’s Best Potential Sources of Renewable Energy

July 6, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Waste Management
New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment recently released a study which shows that sugar mills and windmills both produce about 2 GW of...New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment recently released a study which shows that sugar mills and windmills both produce about 2 GW of...
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Substituting Diesel with Rooftop Solar PV – Economics and Costs

December 10, 2013

Diesel, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Strategy to Validate Biomass Supply Chain in India and Identify Reliable Suppliers

August 1, 2014

Bio Energy, Biomass for Heating & Power, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
You could say that the last one year had been a biomass energy year for me. While the solar sector is where one would have...You could say that the last one year had been a biomass energy year for me. While the solar sector is where one would have...
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Strategy for Indian Electric Vehicle Growth – Product, Tech, Infra Strategies for EV Market

December 22, 2018

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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Strategizing for India’s EV Growth

February 28, 2020

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicle Segments, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Strategizing for E-mobility Opportunities in India

March 7, 2020

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector....  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector....
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Solverminds – A Chennai Software Company Showing the Way for Sustainable Corporates

March 7, 2014

Chennai, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Corporate Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
  This blog post is about what a software company with a conscience has managed to accomplish in the context of sustainability. Sustainability is not...  This blog post is about what a software company with a conscience has managed to accomplish in the context of sustainability. Sustainability is not...
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Solar Water Heaters is a 120 Crore Market in India

July 18, 2010

CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
That I have been impressed with solar water heaters in particular, and in the applications of solar thermal in general, has already been mentioned in...That I have been impressed with solar water heaters in particular, and in the applications of solar thermal in general, has already been mentioned in...
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Solar Power Powered by Microfinance in Rural India

October 30, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
In India, solar-power projects, often funded by microcredit institutions, are helping the country reduce carbon emissions and achieve its goal to double the contribution of...In India, solar-power projects, often funded by microcredit institutions, are helping the country reduce carbon emissions and achieve its goal to double the contribution of...
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Solar on Rooftops – Cost of Solar Power in India – Over Rs 15 per KWh

July 12, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Update, Sep 2012: Please note that this blog post was originally written way back in the dark ages - in Jul 2009 - though a...Update, Sep 2012: Please note that this blog post was originally written way back in the dark ages - in Jul 2009 - though a...
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Solar Energy Incident in the Country around 5 Trillion Kwh

January 15, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy
Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy said, the amount of solar energy incident over the land area of the country is around five...Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy said, the amount of solar energy incident over the land area of the country is around five...
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Solar Energy Centre @ Haryana, India

November 1, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy
Solar Energy Centre is the institute established in India with a view to encourage research in the field of solar technology as a viable alternate...Solar Energy Centre is the institute established in India with a view to encourage research in the field of solar technology as a viable alternate...
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Solar CSP in India – Latest Trends

June 24, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Despite there being more than 10 different Solar CSP technology combinations in the market now, and more than 400MW installed capacity worldwide, India's role in...Despite there being more than 10 different Solar CSP technology combinations in the market now, and more than 400MW installed capacity worldwide, India's role in...
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Solar Cell Phones from Samsung, Others – Hit in Kenya, in India?

August 27, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
August 21, 2009Will Indians start using solar-powered cell phones in a big way?The solar phone is expected to be a great success in Kenya.That's because...August 21, 2009Will Indians start using solar-powered cell phones in a big way?The solar phone is expected to be a great success in Kenya.That's because...
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Software & Data Will be EVs’ Biggest Challenges – Volvo CEO

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Electric Vehicles, Net Zero by Narsi
𝘊𝘌𝘖 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 While most discussions around EVs are about batteries, and perhaps to a lesser extent, charging & motors, what could really...𝘊𝘌𝘖 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 While most discussions around EVs are about batteries, and perhaps to a lesser extent, charging & motors, what could really...
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Smart Grids Inching Closer to Reality in India

January 11, 2012

Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid
The Power Ministry of India had recently announced that discussions are in the final stages for the setting up of 8 smart grid projects in...The Power Ministry of India had recently announced that discussions are in the final stages for the setting up of 8 smart grid projects in...
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Small Wind Turbines, Especially VAWTs Look Cool, But Don’t Have Cool Paybacks!

August 11, 2012

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Wind Energy
Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community, says this article. And I completely...Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community, says this article. And I completely...
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Skyshade – Using Sunlight Direct for Lighting

February 1, 2014

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Green Buildings, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
A recent article in Business Line about its product brought back to my memory Skyshade, an interesting Hyderabad-based company. Skyshade provides sustainable lighting solutions using...A recent article in Business Line about its product brought back to my memory Skyshade, an interesting Hyderabad-based company. Skyshade provides sustainable lighting solutions using...
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Sewage Water Treatment in India – A First Hand Account

June 20, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Water Sustainability
I had the opportunity to visit industrial and municipal sewage plants, and hence understand the status and trends in sewage water treatment in India, as...I had the opportunity to visit industrial and municipal sewage plants, and hence understand the status and trends in sewage water treatment in India, as...
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Sanitation and India – Interview with Bindeshwar Pathak

July 27, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Waste Management
Sanitation No Longer a Dirty Word in IndiaIn India, many moons ago, nobody dared talk about toilets - a subject that was taboo, particularly at...Sanitation No Longer a Dirty Word in IndiaIn India, many moons ago, nobody dared talk about toilets - a subject that was taboo, particularly at...
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Rs 5.97 per kWh – Is this the Price of Solar Power?

January 30, 2013

Chennai, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy
As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number - Rs 5.97 per...As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number - Rs 5.97 per...
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Role of NTPC in the National Solar Mission

June 21, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its new solar mission road map has converged state tariffs with central tariff for solar power....The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its new solar mission road map has converged state tariffs with central tariff for solar power....
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Revealing Impactful Innovations: Key Takeaways from CLIMAFIX Summit 2023 Inauguration

February 22, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The CLIMAFIX Summit 2023's inauguration session witnessed key figures in climate innovation and academia sharing insights and commitments. Organizers reflected on the event's evolution,... The CLIMAFIX Summit 2023's inauguration session witnessed key figures in climate innovation and academia sharing insights and commitments. Organizers reflected on the event's evolution,...
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Reva Electric Car – An Indian Icon Not Getting the Recognition it Deserves

January 22, 2009

Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
We all like to talk about the "phoren" things so much that we little care about the pioneers in our own midst.Take Reva, for instance....We all like to talk about the "phoren" things so much that we little care about the pioneers in our own midst.Take Reva, for instance....
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Retaining Great Talent in Fast-Growing Startups: Illumine Industries’ Approach

April 18, 2024

By Stakeholders, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
In the fast-paced world of startups, talent retention is a crucial factor for sustained success. Illumine Industries, an Indian-based startup specializing in engineering and... In the fast-paced world of startups, talent retention is a crucial factor for sustained success. Illumine Industries, an Indian-based startup specializing in engineering and...
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Resetting a CEO’s carbon mind

April 3, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 Of late, I have been reading a real lot on what the CEOs of the world are upto in the...𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 Of late, I have been reading a real lot on what the CEOs of the world are upto in the...
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Replacing Diesel Gensets with Solar on Rooftops – Something Really Worth Exploring for Indian Industry

December 10, 2013

Climate Change, Corporate Leaders, Decarbonization, Diesel, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Renewable Energy Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs

June 28, 2010

CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The last one week was quite fascinating for me - I had six different meetings, each with entrepreneurs/businessmen from diverse sectors, but all having a...The last one week was quite fascinating for me - I had six different meetings, each with entrepreneurs/businessmen from diverse sectors, but all having a...
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Renewable Energy Investments in India Not Growing Fast Enough

September 25, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector in India attracted investments worth $4.1 billion in 2008, up by 12% over the previous year, according to UNEP’s Global Trends...The renewable energy sector in India attracted investments worth $4.1 billion in 2008, up by 12% over the previous year, according to UNEP’s Global Trends...
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Renewable Energy @ Tirumala

May 26, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
You would hardly call me a religious chap, but even an agnostic like me has to visit the Tirumala temple at Tirupathi - well, there...You would hardly call me a religious chap, but even an agnostic like me has to visit the Tirumala temple at Tirupathi - well, there...
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Remote Indian Tribal Villages to Have Biogas Plants Soon

November 1, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Biogas plants will be set up on the demand of families in three thousand tribal-dominated villages in Madhya Pradesh. So far, 2000 bio gas plants...Biogas plants will be set up on the demand of families in three thousand tribal-dominated villages in Madhya Pradesh. So far, 2000 bio gas plants...
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Regulations Alone not Sufficient for Green Buildings in India

November 13, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi
Highlighting the role of green buildings in reducing energy consumption as well as awareness among architects, Ajay Mathur, director general of Bureau of Energy Efficiency,...Highlighting the role of green buildings in reducing energy consumption as well as awareness among architects, Ajay Mathur, director general of Bureau of Energy Efficiency,...
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Rabi Rashmi Abasan – India’s First Green Housing Project

November 1, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
An example of future forward thinking is Rabi Rashmi Abasan, India’s first completely green housing project. This sounds very interesting indeed. Read on, and let's...An example of future forward thinking is Rabi Rashmi Abasan, India’s first completely green housing project. This sounds very interesting indeed. Read on, and let's...
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Qualities Needed in a Cleantech Entrepreneur

December 26, 2013

Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Does an entrepreneur venturing into cleantech / sustainability need to have qualities for success that are different from those required for other industries? If yes,...Does an entrepreneur venturing into cleantech / sustainability need to have qualities for success that are different from those required for other industries? If yes,...
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Putting oil back into the ground for decarbonization

April 3, 2024

Corporate Carbon Management, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Climpact from CliDemy - the Climate Academy provides curated updates on actions & solutions that have the potential to provide high climate & decarbonization benefits.==A...Climpact from CliDemy - the Climate Academy provides curated updates on actions & solutions that have the potential to provide high climate & decarbonization benefits.==A...
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PE Perspectives for Investment in Clean Technology

March 19, 2011

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very...There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very...
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Offshore Wind to Blow in India Soon? Hey, Hold Your Bets!

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...
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Off-Grid Solar for Rural India – Understanding the Market

December 24, 2011

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The rapid development and versatility of solar PV has provided the rural community with wide variety of choices, regardless of the capacity/size or location. Despite...The rapid development and versatility of solar PV has provided the rural community with wide variety of choices, regardless of the capacity/size or location. Despite...
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Off Grid Solar Opportunities Beyond Telecom Industry

December 17, 2011

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
For many people, off grid industry is all about roof top solar power and telecom industry applications. However, the industry is much beyond that. It...For many people, off grid industry is all about roof top solar power and telecom industry applications. However, the industry is much beyond that. It...
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Niche Opportunities for Startups and Entrepreneurs in Off-grid Solar PV

September 9, 2012

Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
An Italian startup, Sol Chip Ltd., is developing solar energy systems for electronic and mobile devices. The company's processors use solar energy to recharge the...An Italian startup, Sol Chip Ltd., is developing solar energy systems for electronic and mobile devices. The company's processors use solar energy to recharge the...
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Niche Cleantech, Renewable Energy Opportunities for VCs/PEs in India

October 15, 2010

Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
VCs and PEs would love to invest in companies that are unique in what they provide; but it is very difficult to identify such companies,...VCs and PEs would love to invest in companies that are unique in what they provide; but it is very difficult to identify such companies,...
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Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel in India

June 26, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Natural Gas, Net Zero by Narsi
I read an interesting article in the Economic Times ( Jun 25, 2010), written by R.S.Pandey, former petroleum secretary, about the potential for energy savings...I read an interesting article in the Economic Times ( Jun 25, 2010), written by R.S.Pandey, former petroleum secretary, about the potential for energy savings...
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My Visit to NCPRE – National Centre for PV Research & Education, IIT Bombay

August 14, 2015

Colleges, Energy Education, Innovations, Mumbai, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I had been to NCPRE at IIT Bombay, about a month back. Had been intending to do this for almost a year, and finally did....I had been to NCPRE at IIT Bombay, about a month back. Had been intending to do this for almost a year, and finally did....
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Minus One to Zero – My take on Impact Investing

April 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
One good deed, you will agree, deserves another.So when Archana Stalin rushed me a hard copy of Jacqueline Novogratz's Manifesto for a Moral Revolution within a day of...One good deed, you will agree, deserves another.So when Archana Stalin rushed me a hard copy of Jacqueline Novogratz's Manifesto for a Moral Revolution within a day of...
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McKinsey – India could halve GHG emissions growth, but at a huge cost

September 25, 2009

Climate Change, Decarbonization, GHG Emissions, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Uncategorized
Growth in India's carbon emissions could be nearly halved by the year 2030 through the use of known practices and technologies, according to a new...Growth in India's carbon emissions could be nearly halved by the year 2030 through the use of known practices and technologies, according to a new...
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Low CER prices change the Indian CDM industry dynamics

July 30, 2009

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
The recession and falling prices of U.N.-backed carbon credits are changing the way carbon deals are structured in India, one of the largest sources for...The recession and falling prices of U.N.-backed carbon credits are changing the way carbon deals are structured in India, one of the largest sources for...
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Looking for Investors – Attractive Biomass Pellet Project in North India

August 24, 2016

Bio Energy, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, New Delhi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India's Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting...Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India's Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting...
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Long-duration energy storage – Climate action basics

April 3, 2024

Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘴 is a series of posts done by CliDemy - the Climate Academy. The goal is to provide effective awareness about specific topics...𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘴 is a series of posts done by CliDemy - the Climate Academy. The goal is to provide effective awareness about specific topics...
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Lithium Urban shows the way in running a profitable EV business

February 13, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. A...  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. A...
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Leveraging GenAI for decarbonization data dive

April 21, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 I had an intern (Nikita A ) experiment with this idea: Take a useful data point from a recent news item...𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 I had an intern (Nikita A ) experiment with this idea: Take a useful data point from a recent news item...
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Leveraging AI for India decarbonization data dive

April 3, 2024

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 I had an intern (Nikita A ) experiment with this idea: Take a useful data point from a recent news...𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 I had an intern (Nikita A ) experiment with this idea: Take a useful data point from a recent news...
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LaBL Partners in Technology (LaBL-PaT) to Illuminate Millions of Lives in India

September 25, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) - this is what India needs at this moment, with thousands of villages having no access to electricity.TERI has already...Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) - this is what India needs at this moment, with thousands of villages having no access to electricity.TERI has already...
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Jatropha Seed Prices in India – What Exactly is the Number?

December 26, 2009

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I have mentioned in an earlier blog post that you will find it hard to get an authentic quote for Jatropha oil in India.An equally...I have mentioned in an earlier blog post that you will find it hard to get an authentic quote for Jatropha oil in India.An equally...
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Jatropha Needs As Much Water as Any Other Energy Crop?

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Here's another article that questions the hype about Jatropha needing little inputs for growth.A comprehensive new analysis of water use in biofuel crop production finds...Here's another article that questions the hype about Jatropha needing little inputs for growth.A comprehensive new analysis of water use in biofuel crop production finds...
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Jatropha Gold Rush – Perhaps More Thought Required?

May 16, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
It's becoming fairly clear to many that jatropha is not the magical biofuel crop that it was hyped to be. To be fair to the...It's becoming fairly clear to many that jatropha is not the magical biofuel crop that it was hyped to be. To be fair to the...
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Is there more to electric vehicles than electric cars, scooters, bikes, buses and trucks?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Cars, Electric Two-wheelers and Three-wheelers, Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series You bet! There is so much transport around us that we just take it for...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series You bet! There is so much transport around us that we just take it for...
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Is price the biggest challenge for mass adoption of electric vehicles in India? Cannot disagree more!

February 12, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. It...  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. It...
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Is plant-based meat an effective alternative to cut down CO2 emissions?

May 3, 2024

Agriculture and Forestry, CO3, Financial Investors, Food & Beverages, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What is common to the celeb couple Virat Kohli/Anushka Sharma & Genelia/Riteish Deshmukh? Both of them are co-founders / investors in Indian plant-based meat startups....What is common to the celeb couple Virat Kohli/Anushka Sharma & Genelia/Riteish Deshmukh? Both of them are co-founders / investors in Indian plant-based meat startups....
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Is micromobility a big deal for EVs?

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicle Segments, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Micro-mobility refers to very short distance transportation - of the kind almost every one of...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Micro-mobility refers to very short distance transportation - of the kind almost every one of...
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Is it possible for small battery startups to beat big giants?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series The battery is a fairly old industry, over 100 years old. (The very first lead-acid...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series The battery is a fairly old industry, over 100 years old. (The very first lead-acid...
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Is India Sustainable Out of Choice or Necessity?

October 19, 2010

Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
An average India consumes about 500 kWh of electricity per year (a kWh is what we call a Unit in common language!). An average American...An average India consumes about 500 kWh of electricity per year (a kWh is what we call a Unit in common language!). An average American...
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Is COP a good cop?

April 3, 2024

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The first COP (conference of parties, the annual international jamboree for climate action) was held in 1995. The 28th COP will be held later this...The first COP (conference of parties, the annual international jamboree for climate action) was held in 1995. The 28th COP will be held later this...
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Is age an asset – and not a handicap – for climate startup founders?

January 4, 2024

Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Is age an asset - and not a handicap - for climate startup founders? When I did my first startup - and that was during...Is age an asset - and not a handicap - for climate startup founders? When I did my first startup - and that was during...
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IREDA – Kfw Tie Up For Biomass Power Generation

November 2, 2009

Financial Investors, Renewable Energy
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has joined hands with a German development bank, KfW, so that the generation of power from biomass can be...Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has joined hands with a German development bank, KfW, so that the generation of power from biomass can be...
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Investing in Climate Tech for Mid-sized Indian Companies – A Summary for Indian CEOs

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
𝐀 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐄𝐎𝐬 In the last month alone, at our climate tech consulting division (EAI), I have been approached by CEOs of about...𝐀 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐄𝐎𝐬 In the last month alone, at our climate tech consulting division (EAI), I have been approached by CEOs of about...
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Innovate or Suffocate – Solar Industry’s Watershed Moment

August 1, 2015

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  (A more detailed version of this article was published on LinkedIn - see here for the article) There's a dark secret about the sunny solar...  (A more detailed version of this article was published on LinkedIn - see here for the article) There's a dark secret about the sunny solar...
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Industry Leaders Unite to Confront Water Management Hurdles and Foster Innovation

April 18, 2024

By Decarbonization Domain, By Stakeholders, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos, Water Sustainability, Water Sustainability
In recent years, the water sector has emerged as a critical area of focus due to increasing concerns about water scarcity, pollution, and sustainability.... In recent years, the water sector has emerged as a critical area of focus due to increasing concerns about water scarcity, pollution, and sustainability....
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Industry Experts Advocate Innovations in Electric Mobility to Tackle Climate Change

April 12, 2024

Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Road Transport, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
Climate Tech Experts and Innovators gathered to delve into the pressing need for innovation in Electric Mobility (EV) to address climate change concerns. The... Climate Tech Experts and Innovators gathered to delve into the pressing need for innovation in Electric Mobility (EV) to address climate change concerns. The...
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Industrial Purchases at IEX, PXIL Increasing

June 27, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Industrial consumers now account for almost a third of the about 40 million units of electricity traded daily on the IEX, the country's largest power...Industrial consumers now account for almost a third of the about 40 million units of electricity traded daily on the IEX, the country's largest power...
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Indian wind energy capacity additions on declining trend

June 16, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
After reaching a peak growth of 1742 MW during 2006-07, the annual capacity additions of wind power in India have been declining in the last...After reaching a peak growth of 1742 MW during 2006-07, the annual capacity additions of wind power in India have been declining in the last...
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Indian Wind Energy – Suggestions and Recommedations

August 31, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Indian wind power industry, having grown five fold in the last four years, may lose the wind behind its sails unless the government steps...The Indian wind power industry, having grown five fold in the last four years, may lose the wind behind its sails unless the government steps...
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Indian Telecom Companies Experimenting with Solar, Wind, Biofuels

November 13, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Flexibility to use in off-grid areas, and potential to carry equipment higher than a cell tower attracts telcos to high altitude wind solutionSeveral telcos in...Flexibility to use in off-grid areas, and potential to carry equipment higher than a cell tower attracts telcos to high altitude wind solutionSeveral telcos in...
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Indian Sugar Mills Generate as much ‘Green’ Energy as Windmills

November 3, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Sugar mills in India produce 2,000 megawatt of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost, a new study...Sugar mills in India produce 2,000 megawatt of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost, a new study...
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Indian Roads Made Out of Recycled Plastic

November 24, 2009

CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
A company in India has found an innovative solution to plastic garbage.Ahmed Khan’s company in Bangalore, is trying to use recycled plastic to solve two...A company in India has found an innovative solution to plastic garbage.Ahmed Khan’s company in Bangalore, is trying to use recycled plastic to solve two...
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Indian Railways Could be Powered by CNG Soon

November 1, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Worried by the rising fuel bill, Indian Railways has now started attempts to convert the conventional diesel engine into a dual fuel engine using Compressed...Worried by the rising fuel bill, Indian Railways has now started attempts to convert the conventional diesel engine into a dual fuel engine using Compressed...
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Indian Power Sector Needs $250 Billion Investments: CII

November 1, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
India’s power sector will require about $250 billion investments over the next eight-nine years if it wants to grow at a moderate 7.5-8 percent compound...India’s power sector will require about $250 billion investments over the next eight-nine years if it wants to grow at a moderate 7.5-8 percent compound...
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Indian Power PSUs to Promote Energy Efficiency, Form a Company

November 6, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The four power PSUs, NTPC, NHPC, Power Finance Corp and PowerGrid Corp , would jointly promote energy efficiency mechanisms in India, power minister Sushilkumar Shinde...The four power PSUs, NTPC, NHPC, Power Finance Corp and PowerGrid Corp , would jointly promote energy efficiency mechanisms in India, power minister Sushilkumar Shinde...
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Indian Petroleum Minister Pushes Ethanol, Petrol Blend

November 23, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Indian petroleum minister Murli Deora recently convened a meeting with fuel retailers and sugar millers for seeking their support in its ethanol-blending policy. The...The Indian petroleum minister Murli Deora recently convened a meeting with fuel retailers and sugar millers for seeking their support in its ethanol-blending policy. The...
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Indian Paper Mills Turn to Waste Paper

July 29, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Waste Management
Many Indian paper mills that have traditionally depended on virgin paper are increasingly inclined towards using recycled paper, according to news sources.The Indian paper industry...Many Indian paper mills that have traditionally depended on virgin paper are increasingly inclined towards using recycled paper, according to news sources.The Indian paper industry...
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Indian Paper Mills Can Convert Waste into Energy

November 1, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Indian Agro Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA), New Delhi, under the aegis of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), government of India,...The Indian Agro Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA), New Delhi, under the aegis of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), government of India,...
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Indian IT Firms to Gain from Energy Sector Investments

October 22, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Net Zero by Narsi
Technology firms are set to cash in on the Union government’s push to reform the country’s power distribution network, as India lines up at least...Technology firms are set to cash in on the Union government’s push to reform the country’s power distribution network, as India lines up at least...
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Indian Investment in Energy Efficiency Higher than North American

July 6, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero by Narsi
Johnson Controls India which offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security for automobiles, buildings etc, recently conducted a survey...Johnson Controls India which offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security for automobiles, buildings etc, recently conducted a survey...
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Indian Green Hydrogen Market – Why is the Indian Green Hydrogen Market an Attractive Destination for International Investment ?

March 7, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, G2I, Green Hydrogen, Green hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi
Why is the Indian Green Hydrogen Market an Attractive Destination for International Investment ? The Indian green hydrogen market is an attractive destination for international...Why is the Indian Green Hydrogen Market an Attractive Destination for International Investment ? The Indian green hydrogen market is an attractive destination for international...
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Indian EV Adoption Trends 2020-2030 – Drivers, Challenges and Constraints

February 26, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Indian Energy Service Companies (ESCO) on the Rise

May 4, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Startups & Entrepreneurs
In the last few years, at least 26 of these expert firms, called energy service companies (ESCO), have sprung up in India. G.C. Datta Roy...In the last few years, at least 26 of these expert firms, called energy service companies (ESCO), have sprung up in India. G.C. Datta Roy...
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Indian Electric Vehicle Market Entry Strategy – Recommendations for Different Types of Investors

December 22, 2018

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam Synopsis:  Taking the current status and expected future trends for the Indian-mobility sector, this post provides guidance to different...Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam Synopsis:  Taking the current status and expected future trends for the Indian-mobility sector, this post provides guidance to different...
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Indian E-mobility Startup Trends

February 28, 2020

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Companies and Startups, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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Indian Biodiesel Industry in Trouble as Imports Get Boost

July 18, 2009

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Indian Finance Minister plans to reduce customs duty on biodiesel imports, but leaders of domestic industry say the government still must increase the allowable blend...Indian Finance Minister plans to reduce customs duty on biodiesel imports, but leaders of domestic industry say the government still must increase the allowable blend...
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Indian Auto Companies Under Pressure to Reduce Emissions

December 10, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The heat of global warming and the global economies have forced India to step up its pressure on the auto sector to make deep cuts...The heat of global warming and the global economies have forced India to step up its pressure on the auto sector to make deep cuts...
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India’s Solar Sisters

June 14, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The Barefoot College, an Indian institution, embraces a novel and refreshing development ethos. Shunning the patriarchal mentality typical among organizations working with the rural poor,...The Barefoot College, an Indian institution, embraces a novel and refreshing development ethos. Shunning the patriarchal mentality typical among organizations working with the rural poor,...
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India’s First Center for Bioscience Energy to Increase Biomass Yield

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Biomass for Heating & Power, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...
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India’s Energy Efficiency Market and Programs

January 16, 2009

CO3, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The potential of India's energy efficiency market is estimated at more than US $3.1 billion. Indian government is undertaking various energy efficiency actions and few...The potential of India's energy efficiency market is estimated at more than US $3.1 billion. Indian government is undertaking various energy efficiency actions and few...
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India’s electric vehicle ambitions could stumble on lack of Lithium

March 4, 2020

Batteries, Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Could India face a scarcity of Lithium in future on its road to electrifying its transport? This topic has been discussed so many times (including...Could India face a scarcity of Lithium in future on its road to electrifying its transport? This topic has been discussed so many times (including...
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India’s Solar Ambitions – Is it Worth the Subsidy

July 30, 2009

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
India's grand designs for solar energy as a key contributor for the country's electricity definitely requires that the government provide hefty incentives and subsidies -...India's grand designs for solar energy as a key contributor for the country's electricity definitely requires that the government provide hefty incentives and subsidies -...
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India’s EV Growth – EVolution or rEVolution? – the conclusion

February 28, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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India to Monitor Consumption in Energy-Intensive Sectors

June 16, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
So who says Indian government doesn't care about climate change? Oh well, we might have said development was more important to India than climate change,...So who says Indian government doesn't care about climate change? Oh well, we might have said development was more important to India than climate change,...
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India to Invest Rs 74,000 Crores in Energy Efficiency, CO2 Abatement

December 13, 2009

Climate Change, Corporate Leaders, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
India is planning to invest over Rs 74,000 crore within the next five years to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions from its power...India is planning to invest over Rs 74,000 crore within the next five years to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions from its power...
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India Solar Water Heaters – Domestic and Industrial – Status and Prospects

December 21, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
While the whole world - and India - is focussing on solar PV, the other solar counterpart, solar thermal, has enormous potential as a renewable...While the whole world - and India - is focussing on solar PV, the other solar counterpart, solar thermal, has enormous potential as a renewable...
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India Offshore Wind – Status, Trends, Potential

April 21, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
While I was at Singapore last week at the Renewable Energy Finance meet, Rex Reksniss of RECharge asked me about trends in offshore wind exploitation...While I was at Singapore last week at the Renewable Energy Finance meet, Rex Reksniss of RECharge asked me about trends in offshore wind exploitation...
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India has about 10000 MW Installed capacity for Wind Energy

May 6, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Now, this is certainly not bad. India has about 10,000 MW installed capacity for wind energy. This is more than 5% of India's total installed...Now, this is certainly not bad. India has about 10,000 MW installed capacity for wind energy. This is more than 5% of India's total installed...
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India EV Strategy & Trends in Indian Transport and Energy Ecosystem – MRTS, BS VI, Biofuels…

December 22, 2018

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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India EV Strategy – Electric Vehicle Market – Insights & Perspectives

December 26, 2018

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Indian E-mobility Strategy, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
Last Update: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Update: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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India EV Market Intelligence – Comprehensive Insights & Perspectives on Electric Vehicle Industry

December 26, 2018

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Uncategorized
Last Update: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Update: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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India Energy Outlook to 2030 – IEA

March 28, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Summary of the International Energy Agency forecasts in its World Energy Outlook:* India's primary energy demand will more than double by 2030, growing an average...Summary of the International Energy Agency forecasts in its World Energy Outlook:* India's primary energy demand will more than double by 2030, growing an average...
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India Energy Conservation Building Code

July 29, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Wow! Did you know that there is a detailed set of building codes that have been established by the government of India. See here. The...Wow! Did you know that there is a detailed set of building codes that have been established by the government of India. See here. The...
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India Could Consume 33% of World’s Energy by 2050!

March 25, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
In 2009, India consumed about 5% of world energy; However, by 2050, it is estimated that India could consume about one third (33%) of total...In 2009, India consumed about 5% of world energy; However, by 2050, it is estimated that India could consume about one third (33%) of total...
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India Biodiesel Potential and Market Size

December 26, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The biodiesel industry in India is at a crossroads.On the one hand, the government of India regularly comes up with policies and "mandates" that are...The biodiesel industry in India is at a crossroads.On the one hand, the government of India regularly comes up with policies and "mandates" that are...
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India Asks – Development or Climate Change?

May 7, 2009

Economics, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations
India rejected any cap on its development in the name of 'climate change', as it asserted that climate-change negotiations should consider overriding developmental objectives of...India rejected any cap on its development in the name of 'climate change', as it asserted that climate-change negotiations should consider overriding developmental objectives of...
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India Allows 100% FDI in Renewable Energy

December 15, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract...The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract...
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India a low carbon leader? – Yeah of course!

May 23, 2009

Climate Change, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
According to news I read yesterday, McKinsey's yet-to-be-released report states India would lower its greenhouse gas intensity. In the study, McKinsey & Co. says India...According to news I read yesterday, McKinsey's yet-to-be-released report states India would lower its greenhouse gas intensity. In the study, McKinsey & Co. says India...
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Increasing efficiency of coal-fired power plants could save significant emissions

April 29, 2024

Coal, Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Power
Almost a third of all CO2 emissions are from thermal power plants, and a significant portion of this from coal power plants. And like it...Almost a third of all CO2 emissions are from thermal power plants, and a significant portion of this from coal power plants. And like it...
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Implications of Hydrogen’s Low Volumetric Energy Density

April 3, 2024

Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) In an earlier post ( ), we saw how hydrogen has...(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) In an earlier post ( ), we saw how hydrogen has...
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Implications of Hydrogen’s Low Volumetric Energy Density

April 21, 2024

Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 -  In an earlier post (  we saw how hydrogen has an absorbing story in...(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 -  In an earlier post (  we saw how hydrogen has an absorbing story in...
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If batteries are the new oil, what are the old oil companies doing about it?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Energy Storage in EVs, EV Batteries, Low Carbon Mobility, Natural Gas, Net Zero by Narsi, Oil, Petrol, Strategy, Transportation
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Oil goes into many things. It goes to make plastics, for instance. It also gets...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Oil goes into many things. It goes to make plastics, for instance. It also gets...
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IBM Green Data Center for Perfetti India

November 2, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero by Narsi
Technology giant IBM said it has signed a multi-year IT services deal with the Indian subsidiary of Perfetti Van Melle, the world's third-largest confectionery group.As...Technology giant IBM said it has signed a multi-year IT services deal with the Indian subsidiary of Perfetti Van Melle, the world's third-largest confectionery group.As...
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Hydrogen from biomass – Bio-hydrogen

April 21, 2024

Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
In most cases, green hydrogen is spoken of in conjunction with electrolysis of water. In fact, definitions of GH2 even by some fairly authoritative sources...In most cases, green hydrogen is spoken of in conjunction with electrolysis of water. In fact, definitions of GH2 even by some fairly authoritative sources...
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Hydrogen “Pipeline in the Sky”

April 21, 2024

Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Last year, when my team was researching all sorts of innovations along the entire green hydrogen value chain for some of our consulting clients, the...Last year, when my team was researching all sorts of innovations along the entire green hydrogen value chain for some of our consulting clients, the...
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How Wind Forecasting Saves Tamil Nadu Crores of Rupees

August 22, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN...In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN...
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How will the CNG vs EV play out?

February 26, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian...  by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian...
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How safe are electric scooters?

May 3, 2024

Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The recent spate of eletric vehicle (especially scooter) battery fires has every EV user and prospective user wondering if electric vehicles are as safe as...The recent spate of eletric vehicle (especially scooter) battery fires has every EV user and prospective user wondering if electric vehicles are as safe as...
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How Much Could Wind Power Output Fluctuate?

October 31, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
It was interesting for me to read an article about the woes that the state of TN was having with its power deficit; well, which...It was interesting for me to read an article about the woes that the state of TN was having with its power deficit; well, which...
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How EVs are viewed differently in different countries

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Depending on who you are, electric vehicles might either be viewed as a rich man's vehicle,...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Depending on who you are, electric vehicles might either be viewed as a rich man's vehicle,...
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How Does Incubate Hub Bridge the Gap Between Corporates and Startups?

May 2, 2024

By Stakeholders, Corporate Leaders, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Types of Insights, Videos
Interview with Rajiv Mukherjee, the CEO and co-founder of Incubate Hub, a pioneering force in the realm of corporate innovation. In this insightful discussion,... Interview with Rajiv Mukherjee, the CEO and co-founder of Incubate Hub, a pioneering force in the realm of corporate innovation. In this insightful discussion,...
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How Did Suriname Become Carbon-Negative?

February 5, 2024

Decarbonization, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Poll: 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞? With 55 votes cast, our LinkedIn community delved into the green depths of a crucially relevant question....Poll: 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞? With 55 votes cast, our LinkedIn community delved into the green depths of a crucially relevant question....
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How can we slow down fast fashion?

February 6, 2024

Climate Action, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Waste Management
Poll: How can we slow down fast fashion? Diving into the fabric of one of today's most pressing environmental issues, our community in LinkedIn cast...Poll: How can we slow down fast fashion? Diving into the fabric of one of today's most pressing environmental issues, our community in LinkedIn cast...
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How can renewable energy really become disruptive?

April 2, 2010

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The following was the article I included in the recently dispatched newsletter. Thought I'd include it in the blog as well. How can renewable energy...The following was the article I included in the recently dispatched newsletter. Thought I'd include it in the blog as well. How can renewable energy...
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How Can Finance Foster Sustainability? Exploring Anicut Capital’s Path in Climate Tech

April 12, 2024

Financial Investors, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Types of Insights, Videos
The intersection of finance and sustainability has never been more crucial. With climate change looming as one of the most pressing global challenges, investors... The intersection of finance and sustainability has never been more crucial. With climate change looming as one of the most pressing global challenges, investors...
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How Biogas-based Power Generation is Picking up Pace in India

September 17, 2012

Biogas, Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Bottom of Pyramid, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector, Waste to Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Himalayan Melt and Climate Change not Related Says India

November 23, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
As countries around the world prepare to flex their negotiating muscles at next month's climate-change summit in Copenhagen, India has begun to question the Western...As countries around the world prepare to flex their negotiating muscles at next month's climate-change summit in Copenhagen, India has begun to question the Western...
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Highlights of the Indian EV Industry, an EAI Perspective

February 28, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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High Crude Prices Bring Ethanol Factories to Life

November 29, 2009

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
After remaining shut for two years, ethanol factories in the country are readying to whir again. With crude prices spiking again to $80 per barrel...After remaining shut for two years, ethanol factories in the country are readying to whir again. With crude prices spiking again to $80 per barrel...
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Here’s a suggestion to Amazon for its 10,000 EVs – Go solar

February 2, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy
  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. A...  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. A...
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GRIHA Green Rating – India’s Answer to LEED

November 1, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Evaluation is necessary to ascertain how green a building is. Apart from verifying claims, such systems ensure that best practices are followed and the gains...Evaluation is necessary to ascertain how green a building is. Apart from verifying claims, such systems ensure that best practices are followed and the gains...
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GreenValue Makes Polyphenols from Biomass in India

October 31, 2009

Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Polyphenols from paper and pulp processing could offer nutraceutical benefits for humans and are already making a dent in the ag sector.About two million people...Polyphenols from paper and pulp processing could offer nutraceutical benefits for humans and are already making a dent in the ag sector.About two million people...
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Green steel alone can double global hydrogen demand

April 21, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi
The world annually produces about 100 million tons of (conventional, grey) hydrogen, used mainly in fertilizer production and oil refining. About 2 billion tons of...The world annually produces about 100 million tons of (conventional, grey) hydrogen, used mainly in fertilizer production and oil refining. About 2 billion tons of...
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Green Jobs in Indian Corporate Corridor

November 7, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Companies with an urge to be politically correct and responsible are spawning a new breed of managers to spearhead their green initiatives. As a result,...Companies with an urge to be politically correct and responsible are spawning a new breed of managers to spearhead their green initiatives. As a result,...
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Green Hydrogen Storage – What are the key innovations for green hydrogen storage in tanks, cascades, and onships?

March 2, 2024

Energy Storage, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Storage, Logistics, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the key innovations for green hydrogen storage in tanks, cascades, and onships? The storage of green hydrogen is crucial for its viability as...What are the key innovations for green hydrogen storage in tanks, cascades, and onships? The storage of green hydrogen is crucial for its viability as...
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Green Hydrogen Large Scale Industrial Use – When will Large Scale Use of Green Hydrogen Happen for Industries and in What Forms ?

March 2, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Net Zero by Narsi
When Will Large Scale Use of Green Hydrogen Happen for Industries and in What Forms ? The large-scale use of green hydrogen for industries is...When Will Large Scale Use of Green Hydrogen Happen for Industries and in What Forms ? The large-scale use of green hydrogen for industries is...
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Green Hydrogen Ladder

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 I had been posting last couple of days on the characteristics and challenges with the...𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 I had been posting last couple of days on the characteristics and challenges with the...
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Green Hydrogen is NOT a Renewable Power Source

April 3, 2024

Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
I know the title is suggestive of a click-bait post, but do read on, won't you? This post is a result of some of my...I know the title is suggestive of a click-bait post, but do read on, won't you? This post is a result of some of my...
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Green Hydrogen Cost – By when can GH2 Realistically Achieve $1 Per Kg Cost?

March 2, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Net Zero by Narsi
By when can GH2 Realistically Achieve $1 Per Kg Cost? The timeline for achieving a cost of $1 per kilogram (kg) of green hydrogen (GH2)...By when can GH2 Realistically Achieve $1 Per Kg Cost? The timeline for achieving a cost of $1 per kilogram (kg) of green hydrogen (GH2)...
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Green Hydrogen and Power2X – What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ?

March 2, 2024

Emerging Hydrogen Processes, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ? Power-to-X (P2X) technology, where "X" stands for various applications such as fuels, chemicals,...What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ? Power-to-X (P2X) technology, where "X" stands for various applications such as fuels, chemicals,...
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Green Hydrogen & Energy Density – A tale of two densities

April 3, 2024

Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) During my first ten years of my work in climate tech, revolving...(All my decarbonization posts here - 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐢 - ) During my first ten years of my work in climate tech, revolving...
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Green Hydrogen & Batteries – Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ?

March 2, 2024

Batteries, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Green Hydrogen, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Research, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ? Green hydrogen has unique advantages over batteries in specific scenarios, particularly where long-term energy storage,...Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ? Green hydrogen has unique advantages over batteries in specific scenarios, particularly where long-term energy storage,...
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Green GDP Data to be Released by India from 2015

November 23, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Economics, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
In a bid to bring environmental concerns into mainstream growth accounting, the government plans to release green GDP data from 2015, environment minister Jairam Ramesh...In a bid to bring environmental concerns into mainstream growth accounting, the government plans to release green GDP data from 2015, environment minister Jairam Ramesh...
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Green Buildings in India – A Fast Growing Phenomenon

December 6, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The green building concept is swiftly catching up in the country partly because of government sops and partly because of the marketing strategy of real...The green building concept is swiftly catching up in the country partly because of government sops and partly because of the marketing strategy of real...
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Green Building Materials – A Diverse Set of Emerging Business Opportunities

February 2, 2014

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Green Buildings, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
A zero energy building from BEDZED - Beddington Zero Energy Development   Can you believe that green building materials could be a 10 lac crore...A zero energy building from BEDZED - Beddington Zero Energy Development   Can you believe that green building materials could be a 10 lac crore...
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Green and Eco Chemicals – A $100+ Billion Dollar Opportunity?

February 1, 2014

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Innovations, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  Here's a sector that should make entrepreneurs drool. A sector that rarely gets highlighted in the press. To a large extent, visible only to...  Here's a sector that should make entrepreneurs drool. A sector that rarely gets highlighted in the press. To a large extent, visible only to...
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Green Ammonia for Hydrogen Transport

April 21, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen, Marine Transport, Net Zero by Narsi
What if I told you that you share an intimate bond with ammonia? "Seriously, Narsi!" The nitrogen in your body's protein likely came from ammonia,...What if I told you that you share an intimate bond with ammonia? "Seriously, Narsi!" The nitrogen in your body's protein likely came from ammonia,...
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Govt Banks on Volumes to Bring Down Solar Power Costs

August 26, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Aug. 9Driven by volume production, solar power generation costs could break the viability barrier.According to latest estimates firmed up by the Ministry of New and...Aug. 9Driven by volume production, solar power generation costs could break the viability barrier.According to latest estimates firmed up by the Ministry of New and...
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Global CEOs Say Green Technologies Can be Profitable

November 3, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
A survey of 40 firms suggests that there’s money to be made fighting climate changeOne crucial actor missing from much of the climate change conversation...A survey of 40 firms suggests that there’s money to be made fighting climate changeOne crucial actor missing from much of the climate change conversation...
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Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute to Assist Indian Solar Power Firms

November 13, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of the largest research centres in Germany, is in parleys with Indian companies to share its research and...Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of the largest research centres in Germany, is in parleys with Indian companies to share its research and...
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From Waste to Value: Insights and Solutions from Waste Management Innovators

April 12, 2024

By Decarbonization Domain, By Stakeholders, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Sectors, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Types of Insights, Videos, Waste Management, Waste Management
Waste management is a pressing global issue with far-reaching environmental and economic implications. As businesses and communities seek sustainable solutions, industry leaders are at... Waste management is a pressing global issue with far-reaching environmental and economic implications. As businesses and communities seek sustainable solutions, industry leaders are at...
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Financing Solar Energy Schemes in Indian Villages

November 1, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
About seven out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. In 2003, a five-year effort was launched to help the...About seven out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. In 2003, a five-year effort was launched to help the...
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Exit Strategies for Investors in Indian Renewable Energy Sector

June 28, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector might be an exciting sector in terms of the scale of opportunities available and its disruptive nature, but from an investor...The renewable energy sector might be an exciting sector in terms of the scale of opportunities available and its disruptive nature, but from an investor...
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EVolution or rEVolution? Strategizing for EV Growth in India

February 28, 2020

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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EROEI is all that matters, peak oil or no peak oil

May 18, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Awright, this post has nothing to do with India, but it's something I thought I'd put down, for interest-sakes!If you are not one of those...Awright, this post has nothing to do with India, but it's something I thought I'd put down, for interest-sakes!If you are not one of those...
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Energy-efficiency Norms Proposed for Indian Industry

December 10, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
India is quietly raising its stake in the global green game, even as leaders haggle over global warming in Copenhagen. The government is expected to...India is quietly raising its stake in the global green game, even as leaders haggle over global warming in Copenhagen. The government is expected to...
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Energy Savings Possibilities in India are Enormous

April 28, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I can fully appreciate and agree with the following opinion from this post "How about investing 12,000 dollars a year, a payback time of nine...I can fully appreciate and agree with the following opinion from this post "How about investing 12,000 dollars a year, a payback time of nine...
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Energy Efficiency Could Save India 183.5 Billion kWh

April 28, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
With an investment of US $10 billion dollars in energy efficiency improvements, India's economy would benefit from its potentially vast annual energy savings of 183.5...With an investment of US $10 billion dollars in energy efficiency improvements, India's economy would benefit from its potentially vast annual energy savings of 183.5...
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Emerging opportunities in green chemicals for startups & entrepreneurs

January 3, 2024

CO3, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Welcoming Sivaram Pillai of Proklean to the CLIMAFIX SUMMIT 2022, Nov 25 & 26, Chennai - Globally, the chemicals industry is a sizable contributor...Welcoming Sivaram Pillai of Proklean to the CLIMAFIX SUMMIT 2022, Nov 25 & 26, Chennai - Globally, the chemicals industry is a sizable contributor...
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Electric Vehicle Growth Segment in India – Personal or Fleets?

February 29, 2020

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
I recently read a quote by Shailesh Chandra, President, e-mobility and corporate strategy @ Tata Motors in the Business Standard, "The personal segment is way...I recently read a quote by Shailesh Chandra, President, e-mobility and corporate strategy @ Tata Motors in the Business Standard, "The personal segment is way...
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Electric Scooters and Motorbikes – A Sweet Spot for India?

June 14, 2010

Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Earlier today, I read news analysis of electric scooters/motorbikes in India. The author had an interesting perspective, and I will share it here Those following...Earlier today, I read news analysis of electric scooters/motorbikes in India. The author had an interesting perspective, and I will share it here Those following...
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EAI Presentation @ Renewable Energy Finance – Singapore

September 4, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar at Singapore a few months back. As many folks...I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar at Singapore a few months back. As many folks...
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EAI Presentation @ Renewable Energy Finance – Singapore

April 16, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar organized by IBC Asia at Singapore earlier this week....I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar organized by IBC Asia at Singapore earlier this week....
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EAI Launches Suseum – The Sustainability Museum

November 19, 2013

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
When all is said and done, more is said than done when it comes to sustainability. Why are we at this state of affairs despite...When all is said and done, more is said than done when it comes to sustainability. Why are we at this state of affairs despite...
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EAI Club – Network with Indian Renewable Energy Professional

May 7, 2010

Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
As a renewable energy enthusiast in India, you would have surely felt the need for an online platform where you can meet and interact with...As a renewable energy enthusiast in India, you would have surely felt the need for an online platform where you can meet and interact with...
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Don’t Biofuels Merit Equal Priority in India with Renewable Energy?

June 20, 2010

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Going by the news items, it is obvious that there's a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most...Going by the news items, it is obvious that there's a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most...
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Does It Mean Industry Can Become Less Green?

June 11, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
A recent speech by the Indian President indicated that the government was increasingly finding environmental concerns a roadblock in pushing its growth mantra. "Bottlenecks and...A recent speech by the Indian President indicated that the government was increasingly finding environmental concerns a roadblock in pushing its growth mantra. "Bottlenecks and...
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Do Climate Activists Do More Harm Than Good?

February 5, 2024

Climate Action, Climate Change, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Poll
This was the topic of the poll conducted online at LinkedIn. Poll results Yes, more harm than good 24%No, they are doing it right21%Some do,...This was the topic of the poll conducted online at LinkedIn. Poll results Yes, more harm than good 24%No, they are doing it right21%Some do,...
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Diversifying Renewable Energy in India: Opportunities in Biomass, Biofuels, and Solar Thermal

April 12, 2024

Biomass, By Decarbonization Domain, CO3, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Thermal, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
India has made significant strides in renewable energy in recent years, particularly in solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind sectors. However, a vast potential in... India has made significant strides in renewable energy in recent years, particularly in solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind sectors. However, a vast potential in...
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Diesel to solar – Solar PV an ideal solution for Industrial Rooftops in India

November 23, 2013

Corporate Leaders, Diesel, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Did COVID-19 change anything fundamentally for the EV sector?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A once-in-a lifetime-pandemic can also become a once-in-a-lifetime period when many things - even some of them...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A once-in-a lifetime-pandemic can also become a once-in-a-lifetime period when many things - even some of them...
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Developing Countries Will Be Largest Solar Markets In future

November 1, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
That just 1 percent of the world’s solar power production has been installed in the developing world is a “scandal for our industry,” said Michael...That just 1 percent of the world’s solar power production has been installed in the developing world is a “scandal for our industry,” said Michael...
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Designing a Sustainable Future: The Critical Role of Engineering in Climate Technology

April 18, 2024

By Stakeholders, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
In the constantly shifting world of climate technology, design plays a pivotal role in shaping the efficacy and safety of solutions aimed at combatting... In the constantly shifting world of climate technology, design plays a pivotal role in shaping the efficacy and safety of solutions aimed at combatting...
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Decarbonizing steel could need $1.4 trillion by 2040

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for key stakeholders based on relevant data points around climate...𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for key stakeholders based on relevant data points around climate...
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Death of Lead Acid Batteries – Greatly Exaggerated?

March 4, 2020

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Introduction At EAI's consulting division and more so at EV Next, our specialty consulting division for e-mobility and electric vehicles, we get a number of...Introduction At EAI's consulting division and more so at EV Next, our specialty consulting division for e-mobility and electric vehicles, we get a number of...
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Current Status of EV Industry in India

February 27, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Status and Trends, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Creating Climate Wealth by Jigar Shah – Book Review

February 15, 2014

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I had been wanting to read Jigar Shah's book Creating Climate Wealth for a while now. Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison, which pioneered...I had been wanting to read Jigar Shah's book Creating Climate Wealth for a while now. Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison, which pioneered...
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Cow Urine as Organic Pesticide – a Case Close to Home

January 31, 2017

Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Organic Farming, Researchers
My trip yesterday to my village Mathuramangalam, a really small hamlet some 50 Kms outside of Chennai, was to attend a family function. As with...My trip yesterday to my village Mathuramangalam, a really small hamlet some 50 Kms outside of Chennai, was to attend a family function. As with...
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Could solar power play a big role in the EVs ecosystem?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but that does not mean your trip on the...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but that does not mean your trip on the...
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Constraints, Challenges and Avenues for EV Adoption in India

February 28, 2020

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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Company for Indian Energy Efficiency Schemes on Cards

July 29, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The government is planning to set up a new company to oversee and implement energy efficiency schemes and reduce transmission losses. The company, Energy Efficiency...The government is planning to set up a new company to oversee and implement energy efficiency schemes and reduce transmission losses. The company, Energy Efficiency...
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Coal to Liquid Plans Affected by Lower Crude Prices

January 14, 2009

Coal, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
India imports 78% of its fuel needs and its integrated energy policy sees CTL technology as an option. India is worried that the financial slowdown...India imports 78% of its fuel needs and its integrated energy policy sees CTL technology as an option. India is worried that the financial slowdown...
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Climate Innovation Series from CLIMAFIX

April 25, 2024

CO3, Financial Investors, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
CLIMAFIX, the division of EAI focussing on climate tech innovations, has been assisting Indian climate startups & innovators since 2022. CLIMAFIX also organizes the popular...CLIMAFIX, the division of EAI focussing on climate tech innovations, has been assisting Indian climate startups & innovators since 2022. CLIMAFIX also organizes the popular...
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Cleantech Innovation – Learning from the Proximity of Silicon Valley Ecosystem

November 27, 2013

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I was in Silicon Valley last one week, and my cousin was kind enough to take me on a whirlwind tour of the silicon valley...I was in Silicon Valley last one week, and my cousin was kind enough to take me on a whirlwind tour of the silicon valley...
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China, India Have Big Solar Energy Ambitions

July 9, 2009

Government Officials, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
A detailed article on how China and India are going out of their way to ensure that they ramp up power production from solar PV....A detailed article on how China and India are going out of their way to ensure that they ramp up power production from solar PV....
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Chetan Maini’s Dream and the Reva Electric Car

July 23, 2009

Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
A nice article from Financial Times on how the idea for the Reva Electric car started and its journey from being a dream under an...A nice article from Financial Times on how the idea for the Reva Electric car started and its journey from being a dream under an...
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Charting the Course for India’s Energy Storage: Insights and Strategies from Industry Experts

April 12, 2024

CO3, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
Climate tech experts explored the future of energy storage, uncovering key insights and strategies that could shape the landscape of this rapidly evolving sector.... Climate tech experts explored the future of energy storage, uncovering key insights and strategies that could shape the landscape of this rapidly evolving sector....
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Challenges to EV Growth in India – Electric Vehicle Cost, Performance Problems

December 22, 2018

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Status and Trends, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Uncategorized
 Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm... Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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CEView – Strategic EV insights for the CEOs

January 23, 2021

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
The automotive sector is one of the largest in the world, a market over $3 trillion in value if one also counts in the auto...The automotive sector is one of the largest in the world, a market over $3 trillion in value if one also counts in the auto...
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CERC Presses Green Pedal on T&D

November 6, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Amid the ongoing debate over the climate change and its impact on India especially in the power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has...Amid the ongoing debate over the climate change and its impact on India especially in the power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has...
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CEO Insights: Illumine-i Industries’ Journey to Sustainable Growth Through Bootstrapping

April 18, 2024

Financial Investors, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Types of Insights, Videos
From its inception to its current focus on sustainability and growth, this conversation offers valuable insights into the entrepreneurial landscape and the power of... From its inception to its current focus on sustainability and growth, this conversation offers valuable insights into the entrepreneurial landscape and the power of...
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Cellulosic Ethanol in India – Status and Trends

September 12, 2010

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Those of you who have been following the biofuels industry world over will know that ethanol derived from cellulosic sources are expected to be the...Those of you who have been following the biofuels industry world over will know that ethanol derived from cellulosic sources are expected to be the...
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CDM Not to be Affected by India’s Energy Efficiency Scheme – Experts

November 3, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
India’s plans for a domestic energy efficiency cap-and-trade scheme have raised concerns over how the market for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects will be affected.There...India’s plans for a domestic energy efficiency cap-and-trade scheme have raised concerns over how the market for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects will be affected.There...
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Castor oil – oil that could be big part of future

November 23, 2013

Biofuels, CO3, Government Officials, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
If I told you I am gonna talk a fascinating oil, the last oil you would think of would be castor oil. But that is...If I told you I am gonna talk a fascinating oil, the last oil you would think of would be castor oil. But that is...
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Captive Solar PV Systems – L&T’s experience

March 19, 2011

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
It is a well known fact that India’s electricity generation is insufficient relative to the demand the country has. In 2009-10, India’s electricity deficit was...It is a well known fact that India’s electricity generation is insufficient relative to the demand the country has. In 2009-10, India’s electricity deficit was...
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Capital Costs for Starch and Cellulosic Ethanol for Fuel Plants in India

December 26, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the capital costs for setting up ethanol to fuel plants?The answer to this question depends on whether you are looking at deriving ethanol...What are the capital costs for setting up ethanol to fuel plants?The answer to this question depends on whether you are looking at deriving ethanol...
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Capital Costs for Biodiesel Plants in India – For Standalone and Integrated Plants

December 26, 2009

Biodiesel, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the capital costs for setting up a biodiesel plant in India? The answer depends on whether you are setting up an integrated biodiesel...What are the capital costs for setting up a biodiesel plant in India? The answer depends on whether you are setting up an integrated biodiesel...
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Can Price be A Strategic Lever for Inducing Sustainability?

December 10, 2010

Bioplastics, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
I have been in Delhi last couple of days, and today I had to travel the length and breadth of Delhi for three meetings -...I have been in Delhi last couple of days, and today I had to travel the length and breadth of Delhi for three meetings -...
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Can innovative sales and financing models accelerate EV adoption significantly?

January 20, 2021

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Financing options, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It was said that the stone age did not end because of the lack of...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It was said that the stone age did not end because of the lack of...
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Can Indian Discoms Afford Solar?

August 22, 2015

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
In all the din of 100 GW, one crucial question does not get asked. Who is gonna pay for solar? Now, this is a somewhat...In all the din of 100 GW, one crucial question does not get asked. Who is gonna pay for solar? Now, this is a somewhat...
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Can entirely new battery chemistries overtake Li-ion chemistry?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Li-ion is the dominant standard for batteries for the e-mobility industry. And most industry experts...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Li-ion is the dominant standard for batteries for the e-mobility industry. And most industry experts...
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Buildings are responsible for 35% CO2 emissions

April 3, 2024

Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Buildings are massive consumers of energy. In the US, they consume almost 75% of all electricity and are responsible for 35% of the country's CO2...Buildings are massive consumers of energy. In the US, they consume almost 75% of all electricity and are responsible for 35% of the country's CO2...
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Brazil Battles Problems in Jatropha as Biodiesel Feedstock

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...
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Biopolymers and Bioplastics – A Disruptive Business Opportunity in India and Worldwide?

January 29, 2014

Bioplastics, CO3, Corporate Sustainability, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Pollution, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
I have been watching the bioplastics and biopolymers market with great interest last few years. And I am sure I am not alone. Plastics has...I have been watching the bioplastics and biopolymers market with great interest last few years. And I am sure I am not alone. Plastics has...
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Biomethanation in India – Biogas Potential, Trends and Prospects

December 26, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic wastes by microorganisms. It is a relatively simple and economical method to...Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic wastes by microorganisms. It is a relatively simple and economical method to...
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Biomass Gasification in India to Generate Lakhs of Jobs

April 28, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Gasification, Biomass Power, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Emerging green economy in the country may see creation of nine lakh jobs in India by 2025, a top government official said."India could generate nine...Emerging green economy in the country may see creation of nine lakh jobs in India by 2025, a top government official said."India could generate nine...
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Biomass Energy for Rural India Project (BERI)

July 12, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Government Officials, Renewable Energy
Biomass Energy for Rural India (BERI) project, sponsored by GEF-UNDP, ICEF, Government of India and Karnataka state government, is being implemented to demonstrate the local...Biomass Energy for Rural India (BERI) project, sponsored by GEF-UNDP, ICEF, Government of India and Karnataka state government, is being implemented to demonstrate the local...
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Biofuels Have a Limited Role in India – Jairam Ramesh

November 29, 2009

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh while speaking at the Environment Friendly Vehicles Conference in New Delhi said that bio-fuels have a limited role in India...Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh while speaking at the Environment Friendly Vehicles Conference in New Delhi said that bio-fuels have a limited role in India...
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Biodiesel used in coal ship for Tata Steel for Scope 3 emissions reduction

May 13, 2024

Biofuels, Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Marine Transport, Net Zero by Narsi
Here is an example of how intricate and at the same time challenging is the process of industrial decarbonization. Here is a news item on...Here is an example of how intricate and at the same time challenging is the process of industrial decarbonization. Here is a news item on...
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Biodegradable sanitary napkins from Aakar Innovations: Solving the problems around women menstruation in an environment-friendly way

January 20, 2017

Bioplastics, Government Officials, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
Over the last century, our society has become heavily and widely reliant on disposable plastics, which has now become a severe environmental threat globally. Sanitary...Over the last century, our society has become heavily and widely reliant on disposable plastics, which has now become a severe environmental threat globally. Sanitary...
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Between battery charging and swapping, which will become dominant by 2030?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Some years back, when most of us thought electric vehicles were far into the future, a...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Some years back, when most of us thought electric vehicles were far into the future, a...
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Backing Down Wind Mills in Tamil Nadu – There are two sides to every coin

August 26, 2015

Chennai, Coal, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Financial Investors, Gas, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...
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Are innovations possible in mature products such as electric motors?

January 20, 2021

CO3, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Innovations, EV Motors, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series History tells us that the very first electric motor was made by Thomas Davenport of Vermont,...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series History tells us that the very first electric motor was made by Thomas Davenport of Vermont,...
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Are Green Sectors Indeed Blue?

December 26, 2013

Energy Investments, Financial Investors, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I get a number of people calling me almost on a regular basis with stars in their eyes - they want to start a business...I get a number of people calling me almost on a regular basis with stars in their eyes - they want to start a business...
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Are EVs just conventional cars with batteries in place of IC engines?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It's easy to think of electric cars as conventional cars in which the ICE has...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It's easy to think of electric cars as conventional cars in which the ICE has...
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Are EV startups different from startups in other industries?

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Companies and Startups, EV Innovations, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Strategy
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series E-mobility and electric vehicles present an exciting domain for startups. For many bright brains from the sciences and...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series E-mobility and electric vehicles present an exciting domain for startups. For many bright brains from the sciences and...
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Are durable bioplastics the real growth story for the bioplastics sector?

February 6, 2017

Bioplastics, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but...Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but...
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Are corporate carbon offsets an exercise in greenwashing?

May 3, 2024

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials
Imagine that you are the CEO of a large corporate with plentiful greenhouse gas emissions. Imagine also that your company has decided to drastically reduce...Imagine that you are the CEO of a large corporate with plentiful greenhouse gas emissions. Imagine also that your company has decided to drastically reduce...
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All State Power Utilities to Purchase Minimum 5% Renewable Energy

July 6, 2009

Government Officials, Renewable Energy
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) addressed that all power state utilities in the country will have to buy at minimum five percent of their...The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) addressed that all power state utilities in the country will have to buy at minimum five percent of their...
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Algae Wastewater Treatment

November 23, 2013

Net Zero by Narsi, Pollution, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management, Waste Management, Water
Water is touted by many as the new oil. Well, you know what, we might be able to just about live without oil, but we...Water is touted by many as the new oil. Well, you know what, we might be able to just about live without oil, but we...
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Algae fuels – the holy grail of biofuels

November 23, 2013

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...
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Akshayakalpa Organic’s Eco-Conscious Initiatives

April 12, 2024

Agriculture & Food, Corporate Leaders, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Types of Insights, Videos, Waste Management, Waste Management
In the vast expanse of the organic dairy sector, where sustainability meets excellence, one name stands out: Akshayakalpa Organic. With over 13 years of... In the vast expanse of the organic dairy sector, where sustainability meets excellence, one name stands out: Akshayakalpa Organic. With over 13 years of...
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AI for Green Hydrogen – What are the various ways by which AI helps in Green Hydrogen Economy ?

March 2, 2024

Computers & Software, Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Storage, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the various ways by which AI helps in Green Hydrogen Economy ? Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role in advancing the Green...What are the various ways by which AI helps in Green Hydrogen Economy ? Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role in advancing the Green...
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Ahmedabad to Turn Landfill Waste into Electricity

July 29, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Waste Management
Rubbish and waste at landfills in the Indian city of Ahmedabad will be converted to green fuel pellets under a $10 million scheme with Japanese...Rubbish and waste at landfills in the Indian city of Ahmedabad will be converted to green fuel pellets under a $10 million scheme with Japanese...
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Advancing Energy Efficiency in India: Opportunities, Challenges, and Collaborative Solutions

April 12, 2024

By Decarbonization Domain, By Stakeholders, CO3, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Sectors, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Types of Insights, Videos
The conversation revolved around the immense potential for energy efficiency solutions, especially in the realms of cooling and heating technologies, within the Indian context.... The conversation revolved around the immense potential for energy efficiency solutions, especially in the realms of cooling and heating technologies, within the Indian context....
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Addressing Hurdles and Propelling Progress in the Low-Carbon Food Industry: Expert Insights

April 15, 2024

Agriculture & Forestry, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Food & Beverages, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
Industry leaders engaged in a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and solutions within the low-carbon food sector. Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi), Director, EAI, moderated the... Industry leaders engaged in a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and solutions within the low-carbon food sector. Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi), Director, EAI, moderated the...
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A Report on Capturing India’s CO2

November 3, 2009

Climate Change, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Decarbonization, GHG Emissions, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
A report written by researchers from the Universities of Surrey and Edinburgh looking at the prospects for CCS technology in India has been released. The...A report written by researchers from the Universities of Surrey and Edinburgh looking at the prospects for CCS technology in India has been released. The...
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A Million Green Jobs in India? Sounds Great, for Many Reasons

October 2, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
"About one million green jobs will open up in India over next two years" read a recent news item from The Economic Times. A million..."About one million green jobs will open up in India over next two years" read a recent news item from The Economic Times. A million...
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A 900 MW Power Plant Running on Biomass? It Could be a Reality in Five Years!

August 6, 2012

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I thought I was never going to see the day when a large power plant would run entirely on biomass. You can understand my pessimism...I thought I was never going to see the day when a large power plant would run entirely on biomass. You can understand my pessimism...
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95% of aircraft OEMs’ emissions are from Scope 3

April 3, 2024

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high impact data & facts around...𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high impact data & facts around...
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90% of a car’s fuel is spent on transporting metal, plastic and rubber

April 29, 2024

Energy Efficiency, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
A car weighs over 1000 Kg but most times carries a human weighing less than 100 Kg. 90% of fuel - and emissions - are...A car weighs over 1000 Kg but most times carries a human weighing less than 100 Kg. 90% of fuel - and emissions - are...
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86 % rural Indians use dung cakes, firewood

January 3, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
About 86 percent of India’s rural households still use dung cakes and firewood as fuel, a senior government official has said here. “More than 85...About 86 percent of India’s rural households still use dung cakes and firewood as fuel, a senior government official has said here. “More than 85...
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80,000 unelectrified villages in India

January 9, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
India has about 80,000 unelectrified villages. And the government would like to get all of them electrified by 2012. Just imagine the opportunity for any...India has about 80,000 unelectrified villages. And the government would like to get all of them electrified by 2012. Just imagine the opportunity for any...
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300 GW – India’s Onshore Wind Power Potential. Aha, finally.

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India's wind power, I had to give two answers: One was...Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India's wind power, I had to give two answers: One was...
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3 climate finance shifts I suggest

April 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
As I have been raving wild against the finance & investment community the last few days - some over here and a lot more with...As I have been raving wild against the finance & investment community the last few days - some over here and a lot more with...
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2008 to 2023 – how aviation biofuels just did not fly

April 3, 2024

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When I founded EAI in 2008, one of the real inspirations was biofuels - especially aviation biofuels (as I had earlier worked in the travel...When I founded EAI in 2008, one of the real inspirations was biofuels - especially aviation biofuels (as I had earlier worked in the travel...
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2000 GW – Is this India’s Wind Power Potential?

August 6, 2012

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Those were the days when we used to quote 45,000 MW as the total potential for wind power in India. And then came many industry...Those were the days when we used to quote 45,000 MW as the total potential for wind power in India. And then came many industry...
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2% of vehicles; 40% of emissions – the story of Indian trucks

April 3, 2024

CO3, Electric Vehicles, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high impact data & facts around...𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high impact data & facts around...
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2 years to save the world…do we have 2 minutes for this?

April 27, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The UN Climate Chief Simon Stiell recently announced, in rather dramatic tones, that we have just 2 years to save the world from climate change. If you...The UN Climate Chief Simon Stiell recently announced, in rather dramatic tones, that we have just 2 years to save the world from climate change. If you...
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“We need to make the energy transition at an acceptable pace” – Total Energies CEO

April 3, 2024

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
𝘊𝘌𝘖 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 Patrick Pouyanné is one of the most outspoken of the Big Oil CEOs, TotalEnergies - perhaps it is a French...𝘊𝘌𝘖 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 Patrick Pouyanné is one of the most outspoken of the Big Oil CEOs, TotalEnergies - perhaps it is a French...
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“ESG is not tax; it’s an opportunity to thrive” – Jon Moeller, CEO, P&G

April 3, 2024

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi
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“Earth’s atmosphere had 95% CO2 in the beginning. What happened to all that CO2?”

April 3, 2024

Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high-impact data & facts around climate,...𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 from CliDemy - the Climate Academy is a series that provides actionable insights for stakeholders based on high-impact data & facts around climate,...
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