Monthly Archives: August 2018

Air pollution even impacts solar panels’ output

The findings of a recent study show that air pollution has a substantial effect on the output of solar panels. After initially collecting data on both the amount of solar radiation reaching the ground, and the amount of particulate matter in the air as measured by other instruments, Ian Marius Peters worked with Massachusetts Institute […]

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BlackRock voted to replace Tesla’s Musk with independent chairman

Funds run by BlackRock voted in favour of a recent shareholder proposal that would have required Tesla to replace Elon Musk with an independent chairman. BlackRock-managed funds voted for a measure requiring the chairman be an independent director, according to BlackRock’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The proposal, which was […]

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India invites experts from Pakistan to visit two hydropower projects on Chenab

India has invited Pakistani experts to visit the sites of its two hydropower projects on the Chenab river next month to address its concerns, but hinted at continuation of the work on them despite Islamabad’s objections, a senior Pakistani official has said. After the conclusion of the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the Indus Waters […]

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Maersk Tankers tests wind power to fuel ships

Maersk Tankers is testing the use of wind power to fuel its ships, a new technology it says can cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and help the industry reduce polluting emissions. The move comes as the global shipping industry is suffering from rising oil prices and preparing for fuel costs to rise […]

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Renewable energy certificates sales on IEX, PXIL down 49.34 pc at 8.19 lakh in August

Sales of renewable energy certificates (RECs) declined by 49.34 per cent to 8.19 lakh units on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange of India (PXIL) in August, compared to 16.18 lakh in July this year. The Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is mandated by central/state regulatory commission and is applicable to power distribution companies, […]

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Malaysia takes India to WTO’s safeguard committee on solar duty

Malaysia has sought consultations with India under the WTO’s safeguard agreement against New Delhi’s decision to impose import duty on solar cells, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said today. The consultations, however, don’t fall under the WTO’s dispute settlement system. Earlier this month, India had imposed safeguard duty of up to 25 per cent on […]

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Electric buses to kick out all diesel buses from Bengaluru streets in five years

State government is planning to replace all diesel buses running on Bengaluru street with electric buses in the next five years said Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Wednesday. G Parameshwara was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 8th edition of Busworld India, a three-day bus and coach exhibition, organised by Busworld International at Bangalore […]

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Tata Power installs World’s largest solar rooftop  at Cricket Club of India, Mumbai

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, has commissioned 820.8kWp at Cricket Club of India, Mumbai. The project was executed by Tata Power Solar to provide solar rooftop solution for the stadium located at Mumbai and was completed in 100 days. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra did the inauguration […]

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Charging Stations for e-Vehicles Inaugurated in Udyog Bhawan

Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Anant G. Geete inaugurated two charging stations for e-Vehicles, one for fast charging (DC) and the other for slow charging (AC), in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi on Tuesday. This is part of the Swachhta Pakhwada celebrations of the Department of Heavy Industry. Eight charging stations for  have been […]

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Electric car makers moving into Tesla’s turf with new models

While Tesla grapples with internal issues like production delays, a sometimes-erratic CEO and a recent about-face on whether to go private, its rivals are moving aggressively into the luxury electric vehicle space. In the next few days, German competitors Mercedes-Benz and Audi, the luxury arm of Volkswagen, are both showing off production-ready electric sport-utility vehicles […]

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