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Centre announces 2 new rules to increase investments in renewable energy

The rules are significant because several renewable energy pacts have been stuck in states such as Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Gujarat over inordinate payment delays and issues in land acquisition and regulatory clearances, a ministry official said
To increase investments in renewable energy, the Centre announced two new rules to ensure renewable utilities recover generation costs on time and are assured of regular energy purchase by states and power distribution companies. (Reuters file)
To increase investments in renewable energy, the Centre announced two new rules to ensure renewable utilities recover generation costs on time and are assured of regular energy purchase by states and power distribution companies. (Reuters file)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 05:18 AM IST
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By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi

India shows economic development, clean energy can go hand-in-hand: John Kerry

John Kerry met external affairs minister S Jaishankar and power minister RK Singh, after which he announced the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation dialogue.
US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in April during his maiden visit to India. (File photo)
US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in April during his maiden visit to India. (File photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

By switching on the sun, Railways can prevent 7mn tonnes of carbon emissions

Indian Railways' transition to clean energy would not only cut down on carbon emissions but also help the national transporter save 17,000 crore in fuel costs.
The Indian Railways' plan of achieving the target of becoming net-zero carbon emitter by 2030 would put India on a fast lane to become carbon-neutral by 2050. (AFP/file photo)
The Indian Railways' plan of achieving the target of becoming net-zero carbon emitter by 2030 would put India on a fast lane to become carbon-neutral by 2050. (AFP/file photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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By Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Global power sector emissions rise to pre-pandemic levels, finds review

However, countries like India, with rising electricity demand, also saw the increased wind and solar energy generation during the pandemic period.
The silver lining is that wind and solar are driving the growth in the clean electricity sector. For the first time wind and solar-generated over a 10th of global electricity, and also for the first time overtook nuclear generation.(Representational photo)
The silver lining is that wind and solar are driving the growth in the clean electricity sector. For the first time wind and solar-generated over a 10th of global electricity, and also for the first time overtook nuclear generation.(Representational photo)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Renewable energy investment in India beats Covid-19 lull

India will need a further $500 billion in investment in wind and solar infrastructure, energy storage and grid expansion to reach 450GW capacity target by 2030.
Investment in Indian renewable energy was US$6.6 billion between April and July 2021, beating the total for the previous financial year. (AP)
Investment in Indian renewable energy was US$6.6 billion between April and July 2021, beating the total for the previous financial year. (AP)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 12:03 AM IST
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By Avik Roy, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

Willing to partner with India on its hydrogen goal: COP26 president Alok Sharma

The meeting between COP26 president and India's energy minister also saw discussions on $100 billion Green Climate Fund.
During the meeting with COP26 president Alok Sharma, India evinced its interest in collaborating with the Unied Kingdom on offshore wind power generation.(Twitter / @AlokSharma_RDG)
During the meeting with COP26 president Alok Sharma, India evinced its interest in collaborating with the Unied Kingdom on offshore wind power generation.(Twitter / @AlokSharma_RDG)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

India to meet climate goals, be green hydrogen hub: Modi on Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the country a target of 2047, India's 100th year of freedom from British rule, to achieve self-reliance in energy production.
Addressing India on 75th Independence Day, Modi said the country has achieved 100 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity ahead of the target of 450 gigawatts by 2030. (File photo)
Addressing India on 75th Independence Day, Modi said the country has achieved 100 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity ahead of the target of 450 gigawatts by 2030. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Challenges for natural gas to become India’s bridge fuel

The study has been authored by Rahul Tongia.
The real challenge is the overall price-competitiveness of natural gas.(HT Archives)
The real challenge is the overall price-competitiveness of natural gas.(HT Archives)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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By Centre for Social and Economic Progress

'Red hot investment': US Envoy John Kerry lauds India's energy policy

Kerry is on a four-day visit to India, from April 5 to April 8, during which he will meet representatives from the Union government, the private sector and NGOs.
US climate envoy John Kerry arrives for a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (PTI)
US climate envoy John Kerry arrives for a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2021 08:01 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Bill Gates is reaching for the high-hanging fruit on climate

To overwork the fruit metaphor, the climate can’t be saved unless all the fruit is picked, including the stuff on the very highest branches. And the effort has to start now.
A better strategy, Gates writes, is to focus investments on two priorities: installing as much zero-carbon generation as possible, and electrifying as many processes and products as possible in anticipation of the day when all electricity will be carbon-free.(File photo)
A better strategy, Gates writes, is to focus investments on two priorities: installing as much zero-carbon generation as possible, and electrifying as many processes and products as possible in anticipation of the day when all electricity will be carbon-free.(File photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 06:24 PM IST
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China generated over half world's coal-fired power in 2020: Study

Although China added a record 71.7 gigawatts (GW) of wind power and 48.2 GW of solar last year, it was the only G20 nation to see a significant jump in coal-fired generation, said Ember, the London-based energy and climate research group.
A worker walks past coal piles at a coal coking plant in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, China January 31, 2018.(Reuters)
A worker walks past coal piles at a coal coking plant in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, China January 31, 2018.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy

  • A variety of misleading claims spread on social media around renewable energy, with wind turbines and the Green New Deal getting much of the attention.
ERCOT said Tuesday that of the 45,000 total megawatts of power that were offline statewide, about 30,000 consisted of thermal sources — gas, coal and nuclear plants — and 16,000 came from renewable sources. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)(AP)
ERCOT said Tuesday that of the 45,000 total megawatts of power that were offline statewide, about 30,000 consisted of thermal sources — gas, coal and nuclear plants — and 16,000 came from renewable sources. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)(AP)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 08:11 PM IST
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Investors see green returns as renewable energy rises

FirstSolar, Enphase and SunPower are among the renewable energy stocks that are benefiting from a much friendlier administration in the White House, whose agenda includes tackling climate change and bolstering green energy.
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Shift to renewable energy eases key environmental burdens, EU says

Europe's shift from fossil fuel-based electricity to renewable sources has reduced environmental problems while also cutting the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.
Renewable power generation in the European Union has nearly doubled since 2005. (Unsplash)
Renewable power generation in the European Union has nearly doubled since 2005. (Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 18, 2021 05:35 PM IST
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8000MW renewable park to light up India-Pak border areas in Rajasthan

The park to be set up near borders areas will be of 8,000 megawatts (MW) capacity, which will comprise 4,310 MW of wind energy; 3,760 MW of solar energy and 120 MW of power from biomass.
Image for representation: The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) would be singing a separate MoU with the NTPC and the SECI to materialise the power park project.(Hindustan Times)
Image for representation: The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) would be singing a separate MoU with the NTPC and the SECI to materialise the power park project.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Engie, Mitsui sell 75% of renewable energy trust to Infrastructure Capital Group

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but a person familiar with the transaction said the stake was sold for A$400 million ($287 million).
People walk past the logo of Japanese trading company Mitsui & Co in Tokyo, Japan in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
People walk past the logo of Japanese trading company Mitsui & Co in Tokyo, Japan in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 02:32 PM IST
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Melbourne | By Reuters | Posted by Meenakshi Ray

IEX to launch trading in G-TAM on Friday

The exchange has already conducted a mock trading session on August 18, which saw good participation from its members and partners. It plans to commence the trading from Friday, August 21, it added.
The introduction of green markets on the exchange platform is a significant milestone, which will go a long way in facilitating consumers make a choice, accomplishment of national green capacity targets, and enabling integration of renewable energy in the most flexible as well as efficient way.(HT Archive)
The introduction of green markets on the exchange platform is a significant milestone, which will go a long way in facilitating consumers make a choice, accomplishment of national green capacity targets, and enabling integration of renewable energy in the most flexible as well as efficient way.(HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

How Covid-19 can affect India’s energy transition goals

We must use this critical juncture to push for positive reforms and overdue structural changes to build a resilient electricity future
The government continues its protective impulse on coal – seeking to maintain production, substituting coal import and promote sales – likely because workers, some poorer states, and key sectors like railways are heavily dependent on the coal economy.(MINT)
The government continues its protective impulse on coal – seeking to maintain production, substituting coal import and promote sales – likely because workers, some poorer states, and key sectors like railways are heavily dependent on the coal economy.(MINT)
Updated on May 08, 2020 02:26 PM IST
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By Ashwini K Swain

Govt plans hubs to manufacture renewable energy equipment

The Tuticorin Port Trust, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have expressed interest in setting up renewable energy parks, according to the Union new and renewable energy ministry.
The Centre is separately planning to utilise vacant land belonging to the railways to set up solar power plants of 30 gigawatts (GW) capacity.(PTI File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The Centre is separately planning to utilise vacant land belonging to the railways to set up solar power plants of 30 gigawatts (GW) capacity.(PTI File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta

Bihar government considering 24X7 power to every home and penalty for load-shedding

Bihar power minister said India had achieved the dual targets of generating surplus power and electricity connection to every household and was now working towards the next milestone of 24x7 power supply.
Bihar government is considering to penalise power distribution companies under a “no load-shedding” policy.(HT Photo/Representative)
Bihar government is considering to penalise power distribution companies under a “no load-shedding” policy.(HT Photo/Representative)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar

Careers in renewable energy

Energy is fundamental to the subsistence on which society, industry and commerce depends. Discussion is rife that it is no longer an option but a necessity, and an incredible opportunity, to mobilize our masses and direct them towards resources of the future: biomass, wind, solar, water and geothermal, which is soon to overwhelm all aspects of our existence.
The coming years will see a surge in green jobs(Mint/ File)
The coming years will see a surge in green jobs(Mint/ File)
Published on Oct 16, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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By Dr Padmakali Banerjee

Research programmes in cow-derivatives, urine and its benefits stand still due to lack of funds

In April 2017, the government had set up a 19-member panel, including three members linked to the RSS and VHP, to carry out what it said will be scientifically validated research on cow-derivatives, including its urine, and their benefits, according to an inter-departmental circular and members of the panel.
A group of Cow drinking water in a water tank on a hot, sunny day on the outskirts of Jabalpur on Sunday.(ANI)
A group of Cow drinking water in a water tank on a hot, sunny day on the outskirts of Jabalpur on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Aug 12, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Mumbai civic body’s building in Worli to soon run on solar energy

This is the first office of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which will run on solar power and the panels will cater to the electricity demands of at least a portion of the building, bringing down the monthly bill by 30%.
The civic body has decided to install solar panels on the rooftop of its four-storeyed engineers’ hub building in Worli.(HT File(Representative Image))
The civic body has decided to install solar panels on the rooftop of its four-storeyed engineers’ hub building in Worli.(HT File(Representative Image))
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 01:59 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai

Freak weather events pose new risk to India’s renewables goals

Freak climatic conditions are damaging renewable energy projects, threatening a business which survives on wafer-thin margins.
Extreme weather events seem to have become the latest risk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s renewable energy goal .(PTI Photo)
Extreme weather events seem to have become the latest risk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s renewable energy goal .(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 11:09 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Anindya Upadhyay

Gurugram all set to fully harness power of sun

SS Arora, a 63-year-old retired businessman, had always been a solar enthusiast. When he installed a solar water heater at his Sector 10A residence in 2000, he says his neighbours laughed.
A net meter is a bidirectional meter that counts the power produced by an on-grid solar photovoltaic system as well as the power it imports from the electricity grid when it falls short of meeting consumption demands.(HT Photo)
A net meter is a bidirectional meter that counts the power produced by an on-grid solar photovoltaic system as well as the power it imports from the electricity grid when it falls short of meeting consumption demands.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 07:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi

Mumbai housing society’s solar plant to reduce electricity bill by 65%

The project will power lights in the common area, 12 lifts and five water pumps for 622 flats in four 20-storey towers
With 546 panels, Dheeraj Dreams Building 1’s solar power plant is the largest in the suburbs.(HT Photo)
With 546 panels, Dheeraj Dreams Building 1’s solar power plant is the largest in the suburbs.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mumbai housing society reduces electricity bill by 95%

The 11-storey building had been spending nearly Rs 1.12 lakh every year for an average annual consumption of 11,774 units, which is about 9,000 per month and daily consumption of 32 units
The 7.15 kilowatt-power (kWp) solar power plant installed at the society’s rooftop.(HT Photo)
The 7.15 kilowatt-power (kWp) solar power plant installed at the society’s rooftop.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Access NDMC’s smart metres at click of an app

The NDMC on Wednesday announced the completion of a project to replace 50,000 conventional electricity meters with smart metres in households under its jurisdiction.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has become the first distribution company (discom) in India to implement 100% smart metering solutions.(PTI FIle)
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has become the first distribution company (discom) in India to implement 100% smart metering solutions.(PTI FIle)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Fall in oil and gas subsidies: Report

There was a massive increase of Rs 5,770 crore in renewable energy subsidies from 2016 to 2017, which shows that the energy mix in India is gradually changing.
India’s oil and gas subsidies fell by 70% from financial year (FY) 2014 to FY 2017.(HT File Photo)
India’s oil and gas subsidies fell by 70% from financial year (FY) 2014 to FY 2017.(HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2018 08:26 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

South Mumbai school gets solar power plant for 150th anniversary

A 35-kilowatt power (kWp) solar power plant consisting of 100 panels will generate 54,000 units annually or an average of 148 units per day for the school
The solar project installed at St Xavier’s High School in Fort is a net-metered project which allows the school to sell excess electricity generated to the public grid.(Ht Photo)
The solar project installed at St Xavier’s High School in Fort is a net-metered project which allows the school to sell excess electricity generated to the public grid.(Ht Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shweta Verhani, Mumbai
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