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  • Coal key in India now but could peak by 2040

    18 March 2016| World Coal

    India's use of coal could peak by 2040 if cleaner alternatives progress as expected, a new book has claimed, but coal remain the most critical fuel in the short term to provide energy and power economic growth. The book "Energizing India: Towards a Resilient and Equitable Energy System" is authored by Suman Bery, Arunabha Ghosh, Ritu Mathur, Subrata Basu, Karthik Ganesan and Rhodri Owen-Jones and is the result of a three-year collaboration between the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, TERI and Shell. Among its key findings, the book forecasts that fossil-fuel-based energy could increase by two to four times its current level over the short to medium term despite what the book calls a "massive renewable energy evolution in India" as convention fuels – including coal – are required to support new renewable generation

  • Having no energy costlier than cost of any energy

    18 March 2016| Business Standard

    As India builds its infrastructure to cater to increased energy demand, energy experts warn against excessive lock-ins that the country might regret later. According to Energizing India, a report brought out by Shell along with TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) and Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India is likely to rely on coal for 55 per cent or more of its primary energy needs through the next three decades.

  • Mitigation alone can't curb greenhouse gases

    15 March 2016| The Asian Age

    The Centre said that mitigation alone cannot ensure the curbing of greenhouse gas emissions and that a "balanced" approach is required to achieve the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Mr Susheel Kumar, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change said that along with mitigation measures, focus should also be given to adaptation measures so that the latter do not "drop out of the global radar" while reiterating at the same time that they plan to create a composite "National Adaptation and Vulnerability Index" to track current vulnerabilities and the progress made in reducing these. Mr Kumar was speaking at a round-table meet on the implementation and tackling of mitigation actions, plans and policies organised by TERI. Raising concerns of low-cost finance and access to technology, the Secretary to Ministry of New And Renewable Energy Mr Upendra Tripathy said while India is committed to its INDC goals, addressing questions of low-cost finance and technological access are crucial. The meet which was organised to deliberate on the way forward from the Paris agreement, also saw Director-General, TERI Dr Ajay Mathur stressing on the need for 'collective steps' through which the needs and aspirations of people not just in India but across the world could be met. TERI's Chairman Mr Ashok Chawla said that the action plan has to be "detailed, credible and transparent," both domestically and globally.

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