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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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