Renewable Energy Certificates: India

An introduction to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) mechanism National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and EA (Energy Act)-2003  provide a roadmap for increasing the share of renewable energy generation capacity in India (Read complete story). To achieve the target set by the EA-2003 and NAPCC, India launched REC mechanism on 18th Nov 2010.  The Regulatory framework for REC mechanism has been notified by CERC and the REC mechanism is being supported by MNRE and the Ministry of Power. REC mechanism40

Indian Electricity Scenario

The energy sector holds the key in accelerating the economic growth of India. The energy demands for developing country like India keep on continuously growing. Energy is a driving force behind rapid economic growth of the country. India ranks sixth in the world in total energy consumption. It is first requirement of energy to accelerate the development of the sector to meet its growth aspirations. The pattern of energy production put coal and oil again on top.  These account for40

Eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change

NAPCC triggered the REC Mechanism in India

As per the IPCC fourth assessment report on climate change, situation is getting worst as time moving ahead.  Through the direct observations of changes in temperature, sea level and snow cover in the northern hemisphere during 1850 to the present, it can be concluded that the warming of the Earth’s climate system is real.  Global energy consumption has also considerable contribution to the GHG emission. Burning of fuel into the power station, Industrial uses and vehicles alone contributes great share40

Eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change

The National Action Plan on Climate Change

As per the IPCC fourth assessment report on climate change, situation is getting worse as time passes.  Through the direct observations of changes in temperature, sea level and snow cover in the northern hemisphere during 1850 to the present, it can be concluded that the warming of the Earth’s climate system is real. Global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased from 280 ppm to 379 ppm (Between pre-industrial era to 2005). Natural emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is essential40