For all the appeal of energy efficiency, more and more economists are finding that programs based on giving consumers economic incentives to curb energy usage don’t actually work that well. What may prove more effective is peer pressure.
EPIC-India's Santosh Harish gives his take on how the Delhi government should take on the high levels of smog.
Solar micro-grids are popping up in villages from Africa to Bangladesh, where households are able to flick on a switch for light for the first time. But are they sustainable? EPIC-India Director Anant Sudarshan answers.
Strong, lasting and comprehensive transportation policies make the difference between traffic being a daily nuisance or a quiet killer, writes EPIC-India's Anant Sudarshan.
Delhi’s Odd-Even Pilot Program, which from January 1-15 allowed cars to run on city streets on alternate days depending on whether their license plate ended in even or odd numbers, succeeded in reducing pollution by 10-13 percent. But for the longer run, a congestion-pricing program may be a better alternative.
EPIC's Director Michael Greenstone writes in the NY Times UpShot blog why India could follow China in setting emissions standards to confront climate change, but also deadly pollution.