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Work Overview - Energy

India faces a huge energy deficit, with millions of households without power for basic lighting or cooking, and coal power is essential for the next few decades to resolve this energy crisis, to address the issue of energy access, which is just as important as the environmental problems of unclean power.

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Wood is Good

Wood is an important natural resource. In a developing country like India, on the one end of the spectrum, fuel wood continues to be the primary source of energy for millions of (mostly rural) citizens, while on other end of the spectrum, a healthy GDP growth rate ensures that a bourgeoning middle class craved for the most modern of wooden utilities, from modular kitchens to the latest designs in furniture.

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NOT AS COOL

Centre for Science and Environment has carried out this study to know how energy efficiency of room air conditioners (RAC) perform when outside ambient temperature is variable and high.

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Prioritizing Natural Refrigerants In India

The recent negotiations around the HFC phase-down amendment to the Montreal Protocol have made an assessment of alternatives to HFCs crucial. Natural alternatives to HFCs are low GWP, non-patented and energy efficient. A transition to these alternatives would minimize costs and maximize energy and emissions savings.  

India's first Solar Power Tree

Solar Power Tree is a structure that is designed like a tree with branches made of steel to hold the photovoltaic panels. India's first Solar Power Tree has been designed by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur, West Bengal. India.

Coal politics in an unequal world

Australia is a coal country. It is big business—miners are important in politics and black gold exports dominate the country’s finances. But dirty and polluting coal evokes emotions in environmentally concerned people. Coal-based power provides 40 per cent of the world’s electricity and emits one-third of global carbon dioxide, which is pushing the world to climate change.