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Future of solar energy seems bleak if sector reforms do not pull through

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) organized a conference on ‘The Future of Solar Energy in India’ to discuss the critical issues clouding over solar energy development in the country

Scaling up renewable energy mini-grids for rural electrification

India is struggling with the problem of providing access to energy services even after 66 years of Independence. According to the census of 2011, more than 77 million households still use kerosene for lighting. In rural India, more than 44 per cent of the households lack basic access to electricity. Even those villages that have been provided with grid power receive less than 6 hours supply in most cases.

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Date: 12 - 14 August, 2013

List of registered media attendees

Mandar Mundale
Senior Sub-Editor, Agrowon
Pune, Maharashtra

Anurag Bende
Senior Correspondent, DNA
Pune, Maharashtra

R. Kadam
Cameraman, Doordarshan Kendra
Pune, Maharashtra

Wind power needs strict regulations to manage its environmental impacts, says study by Centre for Science and Environment

  • A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conference on ‘Green Norms for Wind Energy’ discusses the environmental fallouts of wind power development, especially in forest areas in the country 

Conference on Green Norms for Wind Power

Pune, July 3rd, 2013

In the last decade installation of wind power has increased manifolds in the country. As of March 2013, the total installed capacity of wind power in the country is 19051 MW. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans to add 15000 MW of wind power capacity in the 12th five year plan period.


Small hydro power plants being constructed without environmental safeguards, says CSE

The sector needs proper environmental regulations

  • Small hydro power plants (with capacity less than 25 megawatt) have grown at a rapid pace across India. In the last seven years, one plant coming up every week
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The sector needs proper environmental regulations

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