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Bridge To India lowers renewable outlook for 2020-24

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

Clean energy consultancy Bridge To India has lowered India’s renewable capacity addition outlook for the five-year period 2020-24 as considerable economic uncertainty looms with Covid infections rising rapidly in the country. India is expected to add 35 GW of solar and 12 GW...

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South harnesses more solar power during lockdown

By : Sustainability ..., May 12, 2020

Southern states generated more solar power during the lockdown, as a component of the total power supply in April. Despite demand being less during lockdown compared to normal times, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were able to use 2,655 million units of...

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NTPC set to expand green energy play with latest acquisitions

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2020

NTPC will increase its renewable energy play with its acquisition of the government’s stake in North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) and THDC India Ltd (THDCIL). Last week, the Centre raised ₹11,500 crore by divesting its 74.49 per cent stake in THDCIL, in...

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Wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper than coal in all big markets around world, analysis finds

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

Building new wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper in every major market across the globe than running existing coal-fired power stations, according to a new report that raises fresh doubt about the medium-term viability of Australia’s $26bn thermal coal export industry...

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Green energy on the rise globally, but China continues to play coal more

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

Electricity generation from wind and solar rose 15 per cent in 2019. Research done by Ember, a London-based, independent climate think-tank, wind and solar plants around the world accounted for 8 per cent of the world’s electricity, against 3 per cent in 2013. India...

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U.S. Department of Energy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with India for Solar Decathlon India Competition in 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide collaboration and support to India in the establishment of Solar Decathlon India in 2021. “India is joining an international family of Solar Decathlons that is preparing...

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Fossil fuels for power at turning point as renewables surged in 2019 - data

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil for generating electricity fell in 2019 in the United States, the European Union and India, at the same time overall power output rose, a turning point for the global energy mix. Those countries and regions are three of the top...

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India’s renewable energy generation grows 9.46 per cent in Jan 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

India’s power generation from renewable energy sources stood at 10.325 billion units (BU) in January 2020, a 9.46 per cent increase from 9.433 BU generated in the same month last year, according to provisional data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), an arm...

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In a world-first, India’s dozen major ports now run fully on renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

The dozen state-owned major ports in the country have switched to renewable energy to meet their entire power requirements, making India the first nation to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy. Under a ‘green port’ initiative, the Shipping...

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India’s Solar and Wind Capacity to Reach 135 GW by 2024: BTI

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

According to a new report, India’s solar and wind generation capacity has been predicted to reach 135 gigawatts (GW) by the end of 2024 up from the 77 GW capacity it had reached at the end of 2019. “Notwithstanding the various operational and financial challenges and growing...

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