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...

May 25, 2017

Since the last decade, the economic and political interactions between India and Germany have enhanced significantly. Today, Germany is amongst India's most important partners bilaterally, especially in the area of energy. Parliamentarians of both countries can also play a key role in enhancing bilateral cooperation.

For the second year in a row, on 15th May 2017 a group of multi-party Indian Par...

February 21, 2017

New Delhi, India - With the goal of accelerating pragmatic solutions for India’s diverse energy challenges, Indian MPs - through the Climate Parliament - began a partnership with the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago’s India office (EPIC-India) on the 21st of February in New Delhi. Through the collaboration, the two organisations will work together in the areas of electricity...