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JSW Solar wins 810 MW blended wind energy projects from SECI

Solar power subsidiary of JSW Energy won 810 MW blended wind energy projects under an auction conduced by SECI. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had conducted an auction for setting up 2,500 MW ISTS projects under tariff based competitive bidding. The tender was floated in June. Solar power constitutes up to 20 per […]

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Rajasthan can play key leadership role in clean energy transition: IEEFA

As India looks to expand its renewable energy capacity, a new report from IEEFA found that Rajasthan can play a key leadership role in the country’s transition to a low-cost, low-emission, profitable electricity system. Rajasthan’s installed renewable energy capacity reached 9.6 gigawatts (GW) at the end of fiscal 2019-20. It also added more solar power […]

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BP, Microsoft form strategic partnership to drive digital energy ‎innovation

bp and Microsoft Corp has ‎announced that they have agreed to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation ‎in energy systems and advance the net zero carbon goals of both companies. This includes a co-‎innovation effort focused on digital solutions, the continued use of Microsoft Azure as a cloud-based ‎solution for bp infrastructure and […]

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Facebook aims to reach net zero emissions for its value chain by 2030

Facebook has announced that apart from reducing operational greenhouse gas emissions by 75 per cent this year, it will achieve net zero emissions for its global operations and be 100 per cent supported by renewable energy this year. The social network also set an ambitious goal to reach net zero emissions for its value chain […]

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Watch: Google CEO talks about company’s plan for carbon-free future

Wind, solar and other renewable sources accounted for 61% of Google’s global hourly electricity usage last year. The proportion varied by facility, with carbon-free sources fulfilling 96% of hourly power needs at Google’s wind-swept Oklahoma data center. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet in this video talks about company’s plan for carbon-free future, power […]

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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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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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Deep decarbonization of world’s energy system still 15 years away: DNV GL

According to a new forecast of the energy transition by DNV GL -deep decarbonization of the world’s energy system is still 15 years away, with carbon emissions set to remain stubbornly high until the mid-2030s. Decarbonization is rising rapidly up the agenda of industry and governments, but not at the pace or depth required to […]

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LoUs could be used as bank guarantees in renewable tenders

In a major relief to the renewable energy sector amid Covid times, the Centre has exempted project developers from making earnest money deposits (EMD) to bag contracts from government agencies. Accordingly, letters of undertaking (LoUs) secured from three state-owned non-banking financial institutions – Power Finance Corporation, REC and IREDA – could be used as bank […]

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De-fossilisation of energy system would employ 5 mn North Indians by 2050: Report

Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) and Delhi-based ‘Climate Trends’ in a new report on Tuesday established how northern India’s energy systems, comprising the world’s largest metropolitan area — Delhi-NCR — can be switched to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. The study finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in northern India can be […]

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