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Articles by: Deepak John

Tapping Into Private Sector For India’s Climate Finance

Tapping Into Private Sector For India’s Climate Finance

Since 2011, the coal cess has been at the heart of India’s climate finance mobilization strategy. The recent reports suggest that National Clean Energy fund(NCEF), formed through coal cess accrual, had collected more than Rs 54,000 cr until early this year. NCEF was created with a mandate to fund research and innovative projects in clean energy technology.  It was symbolic[Read More…]

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Time To Relook At India’s Erstwhile Coal Cess

Time To Relook At India’s Erstwhile Coal Cess

In the nondescript landscape of Tetariakhar coal mines in Basiya village, India the localvillagers bear the brunt of development, for ‘others’ far away. At the fringes, the Dalitfamilies are coerced to move out due to expansion of mines. 1 The miners have tocontend with air filled with coal dust that exacerbate health issues like asthma andother respiratory problems. The carbon[Read More…]

Does Renewables Hold The Answer To Rural?  

Does Renewables Hold The Answer To Rural?  

   “Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability”.[1] This is how ex- Secretary General Ban Ki Moon described energy in an event address at Washington DC.  This single statement reflects how access to energy can be vital in bringing positive change to lives especially for the marginalized. Studies have shown a strong correlation[Read More…]