Tags: renewable

India needs to be ready to ride the energy storage wave: IEEFA

Battery storage, green hydrogen and flexible coal-fired power generation can help India address its next big challenge of integrating large-scale variable renewable energy into the electricity grid over the next decade, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The transition to low-cost, variable renewable energy generation requires a flexible […]

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Google to power its data centers and offices solely with renewable energy by 2030

Google has sets unique goal to tap only renewable power by 2030. Google and Alphabet CEO-Sundar Pichai  in a statement said that  Google aims to power its data centers and offices solely with renewable energy by 2030. With this it Google will become the biggest company in the world to commit to ditching coal and […]

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Govt working on plan to triple domestic solar manufacturing capacity

The central government has proposed a major push to domestic manufacturing of renewable energy equipment in the country that would completely eliminate the need for imports, particularly from countries such as China. As part of the plan, an accelerated manufacturing plan is being operationalised that is incentivising setting up of solar cell manufacturing capacity of […]

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BNEF release report detailing how India has become the world’s largest clean energy auction market

Bloomberg Philanthropies and BloombergNEF (BNEF) on Friday released “India’s Clean Power Revolution,” a new white paper detailing how India has become the world’s largest and most competitive clean energy auction market – and a model country for others looking to leverage low-carbon investments in their Covid-19 economic recovery strategy. The report outlines how India’s rapid […]

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Renewables to be instrumental in economic recovery post COVID 19: UN

As Covid-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new UN report on Wednesday showed renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever — providing an opportunity to prioritise clean energy in economic recovery packages and bring the world closer to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2020’ report — […]

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Equinor stands out as leader among oil majors promising RE investments

Oil majors’ investment in solar and wind energy projects until 2025 are expected to exceed $18 billion says new analysis from Rystad Energy. A closer look at the numbers reveals that some $10 billion, or 55% of the amount, is expected to be invested by a single company, Equinor, the only operator poised to direct […]

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Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

Statement by Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has crossed borders and oceans, rapidly devastating communities and livelihoods. Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the crisis come amid profound uncertainty […]

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Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost: IRENA

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its new report reveals that the Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants. The report […]

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Renewable capacity additions expected to rebound in 2021: IEA

After a dip this year, new renewable capacity additions are expected to rebound in 2021, but policy certainty is critical to ensure investor confidence The world is set to build fewer wind turbines, solar plants and other installations that produce renewable electricity this year because of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, marking the first […]

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Mexican govt cites coronavirus in slapping down renewable energy

The Mexican government has cited the coronavirus pandemic as a justification for new rules that will reduce the role of renewable energies like solar and wind power, granting a reprieve to the government’s own ageing, fossil-fuel power plants. The decree over the weekend has sparked outrage among Mexican and foreign investors who had been allowed […]

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