India’s highly-praised solar energy plan unlikely to benefit the vulnerable

India came out as a frontrunner in the fight to tackle climate change after the Paris climate negotiations in 2015, especially when the Indian Prime Minister spearheaded a massive, 121 country-wide intergovernmental organization – the International Solar Alliance – dedicated to increasing solar energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels globally.  In fact, solar power is a […]

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The Energy Mix Conundrum

Areliable supply of electrical energy is indispensable to a nation’s economic growth. However, with changing climatic regimes, taking cognizance of the environmental repercussions of fossil fuel based power generation has become a global obligation. Therefore, energy authorities in each country need to collaborate in taking major decisions on fundamental structural changes to enable sustainable energy […]

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Sustainable Water Transport and Low Emission Fuels

The World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), or the Brundtland Commission, as it is commonly known, had defined sustainability in 1987 as ‘development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. Transportation refers to mobility of passengers and cargo. Sustainable transportation should […]

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Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the provision of energy services are a major cause of climate change. The IPCC 4th Assessment Report 2007, concluded that “Most of the observed increase in global average temperature since the mid 20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations.” Concentrations of […]

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Renewable News India

RE from Germany India, one of the biggest markets for alternative energy technologies, is looking towards Germany for technological assistance and knowledge transfer in the field of renewable energy, especially for rural electrification and grid integration. German companies, which have the largest solar market worldwide, are keen to enter India with their solar thermal, photovoltaic […]

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Renewable News: An update on recent happenings in the world of renewables

Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar power   April 3, 2010: Chandigarh Faced with a severe power crunch, the Punjab government announced that it would set up a chain of solar power plants over the next 2 years to generate nearly 1,000 MW of electricity. The solar power plants will be set up in collaboration with […]

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Ocean Energy: Gas Hydrates

Gas hydrates with its abundant resource potential are emerging as a potential cleaner fuel resource. The preliminary assessment of geological condition and limited available seismic data suggests high possibility of occurrence of large quantity of gas hydrates within the exclusive economic zone of India. The scheme is broadly divided into the science component and technological […]

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