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Slide from presentation from seminar series with Indian utilities by author

Wind & Solar, But What Else? — India Edition Transcript

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

Slide from Michael Barnard's ISGF presentation Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once

Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once – India Edition Transcript

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. … [continued]

Teslas For India, At Last

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin is making headlines as it gears up to produce right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles for the Indian market—a first for the German plant. Traditionally, Tesla’s RHD production has been managed by Giga Shanghai, serving countries like Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. However, this strategic shift indicates that … [continued]

Slide from Michael Barnard's presentation to India Smart Utility Week on The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work

The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work — India Edition Transcript

Today I presented again to a large Indian audience, hosted by the India Smart Grid Forum. The theme was Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once. This was within the frame of the presentation I gave at the India Smart Utility Week on March 14th. In honor of the start of … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated image of an agricultural spray drone with an India motif spraying a field of lentils

India’s Report Card Against Short List Of Climate Actions Is Better Than Most Realize

For several years I’ve been iterating The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. The work of organizations like Mark Z. Jacobson’s Stanford team around energy and Carbon Drawdown’s around everything are excellent in different ways, but also indigestible to most people. The short list really is that. It’s … [continued]

Mumbai, India. Photo by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.

Cutting-Edge Grid Planning Tools Drive India’s Distributed Energy Future

Grid Analysts Kapil Duwadi and Erik Pohl Discuss NREL’s Role Assisting India With Distributed Energy Resource Integration Kapil Duwadi and Erik Pohl are part of the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this installment of NREL’s Tell Me Something Grid series, they share how NREL … [continued]

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Mobilizing Electric Vehicles in Rural India

This week marked a significant milestone as NRDC, in collaboration with partners Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), unveiled a first-of-its-kind initiative to pilot electric vehicles in rural areas. The primary objective of this pilot is to catalyze an inclusive and equitable … [continued]