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How India is solving its cooling challenge

The cheap, power-hungry ACs used today are doing more harm than good. Image: Reuters/Kuni Takahashi

Radhika Lalit

Director, Center for Aligned Finance, RMI

Ankit Kalanki

Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

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Cooling demand versus current AC ownership in different parts of the world. Note: The cooling demand, represented by “Person Cooling Degree Days”, is a function of a country’s average annual cooling degree days multiplied by the respective population.
Cooling demand versus current AC ownership in different parts of the world. Note: The cooling demand, represented by “Person Cooling Degree Days”, is a function of a country’s average annual cooling degree days multiplied by the respective population.
The crowds cool off during a heatwave in Muradnagar on the outskirts of New Delhi in 2018.
Crowds cool off during a heatwave in Muradnagar on the outskirts of New Delhi in 2018. Image: Reuters/Amit Dave
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