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PM Modi to dedicate 750 MW solar project at Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa to nation

It will be the first renewable energy project to supply to institutional customers outside the state, including Delhi Metro, which will get 24 per cent energy.
Renewable energy

India plans to halt $2.8 billion import of power equipment from China

The country is considering tariff barriers instead of a complete ban on any country to check imports of renewable power items, Union Power Minister RK Singh said.
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Covid shows future powered by wind, solar energy is short on batteries

A drop in energy demand caused by the Covid crisis has left European grids overloaded with green electricity, underlining the need for storage in a low-carbon energy system.
A customer uses an automated teller machine (ATM) at a State Bank of India Ltd. (SBI) branch. | Photographer: Karen Dias | Bloomberg

Vodafone to NHAI to SBI to solar power — Why ‘cheapest’ mantra is creating havoc in India

Catering to the bottom of the pyramid with ‘cheap’ services has forced many businesses in India’s infrastructure sector to go belly up.
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Australia could soon export sunshine to Asia via a 3,800km cable

Australia doesn’t currently export renewable energy. But an ambitious new solar project called Sun Cable is poised to change that.

‘Hydrogen economy’ can help build radical tech that combats greenhouse gases

Hydrogen, a carbon-free energy source, has been limited in use due to the cost and difficulty in production. However, its plummeting price opens up scope for a climate solution.
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Building thick houses & eating tomatoes: The unexpected realities of living on the moon

The question is whether we as a society have the stomach for lunar settlement, as well as lunar lettuce, or not.

Batteries are the next big thing in energy as the world moves away from coal and gas

The switch from an electricity system supplied by large fossil fuel plants that run virtually uninterrupted to a more haphazard mix of smaller, intermittent renewable sources will need batteries to store energy.
Renewable energy

Half of world’s electricity will come from the sun and the wind by 2050: Bloomberg research

Coal will be the biggest loser in the power sector, with its share of global generation plunging from 37% today to 12% in 2050.

India to consider new solar tender with focus on factories

India has been struggling to spur its nascent domestic manufacturing industry, which currently can meet an estimated 15% of the country’s annual needs.

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A worker at a utensil factory in Jammu in May | Photo: ANI

How Modi govt’s 3 new labour codes were passed in Parliament, and the changes they will bring

In episode 575 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why the three labour codes passed in the Parliament Wednesday are mired in controversy and the reforms they will bring about.
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Indian Oil is betting on plastics to deal with oil price volatility

Indian Oil, which operates nine refineries, saw more than a 90% dip in profit in the last fiscal, as volatility in oil and product prices led to narrow or negative margins.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?