Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: renewable energy

With the world becoming aware of the energy crisis with each passing second, solar energy has emerged as one of the most popular forms of energy | Wikipedia Commons

India’s new solar safeguard duty may threaten PM Modi’s ambitious renewable energy plans

The development follows a decision earlier this week by India’s Supreme Court that overturned a lower court stay on the tariff.
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India to test gas-fired plants as ‘peakers’ to supply uninterrupted power supply

Gas-fired power plants can be useful when solar-fired generation peters and coal plants take time to begin their operations.
India is the largest importer of Chinese solar equipment | Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

India seeks 25% duty on Chinese & Malaysian solar cells to shield domestic manufacturers

The duty has been proposed by Directorate General of Trade Remedies, a unit of the commerce ministry. 
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Hit hard by cheap green energy at home, US coal miners find a friend in India

The affair, however, may be short-lived as India aspires to cut out all imports of thermal coal.
Solar energy is now the cheapest source of electricity in parts of US, Australia, Spain and Italy | Bloomberg

Oil companies need not be victims, can lead shift to greener fuels, says ex BP honcho

These giants have the resources and, in many cases, skills that can be adapted to deliver energy solutions at the immense scale needed.
Achieving universal access to electricity is essential for solving many global development challenges| Pixabay

Here’s the solution for 1.3 billion people still lacking electricity

Geospatial analysis shows that 'mini-grids' would be the cheapest technology to provide universal electricity access by 2030.
An aerial view of the Amazon rainforest between the cities of Rio Branco and Senador Guiomard, Brazil

Want to save the planet? Take carbon out of the air

Deep decarbonisation can reduce carbon emissions by large amounts, but is extremely expensive, and no one is doing it yet.
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Coal is being squeezed out of power by cheap renewables

With evolving markets, electricity from renewables will become cheaper than coal by 2040. Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power...

India’s going to beat the EU at renewable energy production by 2022

Renewable energy production surged in 2016, with around two-thirds – or 165 gigawatts – of net new capacity coming from clean sources.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...