August 12, 2018

Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Convener of the Indian Climate Parliament Network and MP from the state of Bihar has successfully implemented a comprehensive electrification programme in his constituency of West Champaran. 50 villages are in the process of being electrified with solar power. This initiative aims to complement the Indian government’s vision of enriching rural livelihoods by providing reliable...

December 18, 2017

On 5th and 6th December 2017, Climate Parliament legislators from Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as global business leaders, met for the Global Parliamentary Roundtable in New Delhi. Over the two days, discussions covered international energy grid interconnections, smart grids, electric vehicles, village mini-grids, rural electrification, and the possible financial instruments to fund s...

November 3, 2017

Chicago: Parliamentarians from different political parties from six Indian states visited the University of Chicago from 28th October to 3rd November, 2017. “It’s been a wonderful experience and exposure for us and it’s great to see the kind of evidence based research that’s going on, especially in the Indian context. A lot of that is extremely useful for as policymakers and to the government,”...

October 30, 2017

New Delhi: Aiming to fast track solutions for India’s diverse energy challenges, a delegation of Members of Parliament (MPs) from India are visiting the University of Chicago. Hosted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC- India) and the Climate Parliament, the visit is aimed at facilitating knowledge exchange between the Indian legislators, researchers from the Univer...

October 24, 2017

Earlier this year, the Government of India officially introduced an important tax reform called the Goods and Services Tax (GST). But what does this mean for the future of renewable energy in the country? A new policy brief helping to answer this question was prepared by Climate Parliament staff in India and was circulated among legislators in our network.

Despite the government’s ambitious aims...

September 21, 2017

Odisha, India | A roundtable discussion of legislators was organized at the Odisha State Assembly to discuss development through renewable energy in Odisha. Mr Amar Prasad Satpathy (Convenor of the Climate Parliament Odisha chapter) took the initiative to organize this meeting on 6th September, 2017. The objective of the roundtable was to appraise the latest technological, policy and market deve...

June 29, 2017

Karnataka, South West India, has recently announced in its state budget for 2017-18 a new project to develop five “Model Electricity Villages” in each of the 224 MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) constituencies. These new “Model Electricity Villages” will showcase efficient power consumption and sustainable energy usage.

As well as initiating measures for ensuring the efficient consumption...