Meeting with a respondent in rural Uttar Pradesh. by Brian Blankenship In September 2017, the Indian government launched a new scheme known as Saubhagya (short for Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana). The scheme aims to achieve univers..
by Johannes Urpelainen The figure you’re looking at shows a fan inside an office in Lucknow, and the dirt on it is from air pollution. According to locals, wiping off the dirt is basically useless because it’ll be back within..
For the ISEP team, January 2018 will be a very busy month. Taking advantage of the break between fall and spring semester at our universities, we kick off the new year with new energy access and sustainable energy research in India. As ..
by S.P. Harish Two researchers at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a strategic partner with ISEP, have recently released a report that focuses on the Indian government’s goal of providing 24×7 Power to househo..
by Arianna Tozzi One quarter of the global population with no access to electricity lives in India, the majority in rural parts of the country. The urban-rural divide is stark: 93% of urban households use electricity as the main source ..
by Thijs Van de Graaf Tomorrow, two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, French President Macron will host a special climate summit in Paris to take further action to implement the 2015 deal, notably on climate finance. U.S...
by Shalu Agrawal On September 25, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saubhagya scheme, aimed at ensuring electricity connection to yet-to-electrified 40 million households, by December 2018. This scheme complements the Deen..
By Sini Numminen Access to truly green energy technologies with sufficient quality is a critical issue for the poorest. In a country where more than 250 million people live without access to electricity connection in thei..
By Johannes Urpelainen A new report by Sustainable Energy for All and Power for All proposes an analytical framework for quantifying the benefits of energy access. The report offers an innovative new approach to thinking about benefits ..
By Ryan Kennedy The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a strategic partner with ISEP, has recently released an important report on strategies for achieving 24×7 power for all in Odisha, India. The report highlights th..