Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Hydropower

India has installed 100 GW renewable energy capacity, inching closer to target, govt announces

The govt had set an initial target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity, including wind, solar, and hydro, by 2022. It later raised this target to 450 GW by 2030.

Caught between SC & Centre, 24 Uttarakhand hydel projects stuck on paper after 2013 floods

Despite 31 Supreme Court hearings and 3 government committee reports, a clear policy on hydroelectricity projects (HEPs) in Uttarakhand has remained elusive. 

Why NTPC, a thermal power firm, is building hydro projects in the Himalayas

NTPC is in focus as one of its hydropower projects — Tapovan Vishnugad, at Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district — has been damaged in the floods.

Tasmania is now powered entirely by renewable energy

The Australian island state of Tasmania now runs on 100% renewable energy, having met its goal to be fully self-sufficient on green energy.

China’s era of mega-dams is ending as solar and wind power rise

China’s hydro industry is down-shifting toward smaller projects and pumped storage. Rival energy sources are also deterring the move to more challenging locations.

Pakistan’s 40-yr-old Gilgit-Baltistan dam project could finally be a reality, with China help

With Diamer-Bhasha dam coming up in disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, India has reacted sharply, saying building projects in territories under Pakistan's illegal occupation is 'not proper'.

Clearances for coal blocks stuck, Modi can revive Manmohan Singh’s project monitoring group

Ex-IAS officer tells the Modi government to look at both demand as well as supply side issues to lift India's power sector out of crisis.

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Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.