International Energy Initiative,
Asian Regional Energy Initiative,
80-B Spencer Road, 2nd Cross, Fraser Town,
Bangalore 560 005,

+91 80 2555 3375

+91 80 2555 3375



The Asian Regional Energy Initiative of the IEI

Promoting the use of solar energy

IEI’s Regional Energy Initiative in India is currently involved in the promotion of solar energy use.  Solar lighting has been advocated both for street-lighting and for home-lighting.  Installations are being planned for new residential layouts located in suburbs of Bangalore and Mysore (in Karnataka state).  In addition to energy conservation, peak hour shortages will be reduced.

Promotion of solar energy is also the first of eight missions being developed by the Indian Government in its National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC).  [Click here for India’s NAPCC].  This plan focuses on the development and use of new technologies, and their implementation through appropriate institutional mechanisms.

Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD), the journal of the International Energy Initiative

The third issue of Volume XII of Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been published.  It is a general issue, comprising articles on a wide range of subjects: renewable energy generation using small-scale hydro-electricity, soybean-derived bio-fuel, and solar-cookers; energy efficiency in industry; and policy.  [Click here for the abstracts].

ESD is a peer-reviewed journal encompassing energy issues -- technologies, goals, and policies, from around the world, but focusing on developing countries.  The dedicated ESD web site contains all the 53 issues published thus far.  While abstracts of all articles are accessible to all viewers, the complete texts of the articles are available only to subscribers.



Online course on Energy for Sustainable Development at IIEEE-Sweden

 The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden, is delivering a new session of an online course in the field of Energy for Sustainable Development (E4SD).  The E4SD initiative is collaboratively run by the IIIEE, UNDP, UNEP, and the Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) and its central aim is to provide deeper knowledge of energy’s relationship to sustainable development in the developing world.

More information about the course including details on how to apply can be accessed at