Tags: COVID 19

Global solar PV installations to hit 115 GWdc in 2020: Wood Mackenzie

As global solar PV markets continue to weather the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, solar PV installations are expected to hit 115 GWdc this year, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest quarterly market outlook. This is up 5% from the total installed globally in 2019. “The most severe of lockdowns have ended in almost all countries, […]

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COVID-19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, buys time to reach Paris climate goals

The behavioural and economic ramifications of COVID 19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, according to DNV GL’s newly published Energy Transition Outlook. Compared to the pre-pandemic forecast, energy demand will be lowered 6-8% each year to the middle of the century. COVID-19 has prompted major behavioural shifts important to energy consumption, as demonstrated by […]

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Germany narrowed gap to achieve climate protection target: Environment Ministry

Germany’s Environment Ministry on Wednesday announced that the country reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and narrowed the gap to achieve its climate protection target for 2020. The announcement was made in the Ministry’s 2019 climate protection report, which examines whether the set of measures aiming to reduce CO2 emissions would be sufficient to reach […]

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Climate Change a serious threat-may bring back long-dormant viruses to life

Long-dormant viruses brought back to life; the resurgence of deadly and disfiguring smallpox; a dengue or zika “season” in Europe. These could be disaster movie storylines, but they are also serious and increasingly plausible scenarios of epidemics unleashed by global warming, scientists say. The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe and claimed over 760,000 […]

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MNRE extends scheduled commissioning date for RE projects by five months

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has announced extension in the scheduled commissioning date for renewable energy (RE) projects by five months. The date has been extended from 25 March to 24 August 2020 to overcome the COVID-19 disruption. MNRE in April granted a 30-day extension beyond the lockdown period for RE projects […]

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Covid-19 PPE can turn into biofuel demonstrates Indian researchers

Plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can and should be transformed into renewable liquid fuels, according to Indian researchers. The study, published in the journal Biofuels, suggested a strategy that could help to mitigate the problem of dumped PPE – currently being disposed of at unprecedented levels due to the current Covid-19 pandemic – […]

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Archana Soreng-young Indian climate activist named by UN chief to new advisory group

A climate activist from India has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis, as the global body mobilizes action as part of the Covid 19 recovery efforts. Archana Soreng joins six other young climate leaders […]

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Air Pollution cut short life of Indians by more than 5 years: New Data

As countries around the world race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, there is another, everyday killer causing billions of people to lead shorter and sicker lives: air pollution. New data from the AQLI, which converts particulate air pollution into its impact on life expectancy, reveals that particulate pollution was the greatest risk to human health […]

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COVID 19 Effect: solar installations in Delhi produced more power says a study

As the Covid19 shutdowns and stay-at-home orders brought much of the world’s travel and commerce to a standstill, people around the world started noticing clearer skies as a result of lower levels of air pollution. Now, researchers have been able to demonstrate that those clearer skies had a measurable impact on the output from solar […]

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EV market likely to be Rs 50,000 crore opportunity in India by 2025: Report

The electric vehicle (EV) market is likely to be a Rs 50,000-crore opportunity in India by 2025, with two- and three-wheelers expected to drive higher electrification of the vehicles in the medium term in the wake of COVID 19, according to a report. The report by Avendus Capital, which is an investment banking arm of […]

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