The fossil fuel era won’t last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
If the proposal to impose a 70% safeguard duty on solar cells and panels from China, Taiwan and Malaysia is implemented, it could impact the viability of under-construction solar projects and spoil the investment climate in the sector.
India has taken the lead at multilateral fora, asking for stronger commitments to mitigating climate change. At the same time, it has made things easier for King Coal to rule at home. It’s a hot mess.
In its quest to reduce electricity tariffs, the state appears to be getting support from UP’s electricity watchdog whose behaviour is not in line with its duty to act as an unbiased adjudicator in disputes between discoms and generators.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
The advent of solar energy in three villages of Birsing char has had a transformative impact on primary healthcare and other daily activities of rural Assamese communities.
Global leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to mitigating emissions in light of the US’s volte face, while France, Italy and Germany have said Trump won’t be allowed to renegotiate on the deal’s terms.
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
India’s energy sector seems to have veered decisively towards solar and wind power as tariffs tumble and investment pour in, but experts fear that overly optimistic developers could be punching above their weight.
The decay of radioactive isotopes, like those of plutonium and americium, drive generators that can power missions to space that run for decades.
Conspicuously absent in all mainstream discourse since Trump won the elections is discussion of the systemic factors that underpin continued massive emissions worldwide.
India’s rush to add solar power is being aided largely by a manufacturing overcapacity in China, driving down costs of photovoltaic cells and other equipment.
The ambitious target of achieving 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 needs a clear strategy roadmap, integrated planning and a whole-of-system approach that factors in domestic developmental and environmental considerations.
Rather than taking the predominantly profit-driven path of securing solar knowledge and its application as a commodity, solar energy expertise and its dissemination ought to be regarded as a commons.
While the WTO decision on India’s solar programme may have been a hit to the ‘Make in India’ campaign, our arguments surrounding the domestic content requirements aspect simply didn’t make the cut.
One of the biggest talking points of the India-France Business Summit in January 2016 was the inauguration of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The ISA will operate from Gurgaon and will serve “as a common platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries lying fully or practically between […]
An unexpected – and not wholly unwelcome – surprise this year were the relatively bigger hikes for social-sector-related research.
India may be better served by a plan that looks at developing solar and other renewable energy generation in step with cost effective storage and flexible generation that is available to all states.
India, not obliged so far by the climate convention to bind itself to climate action, has for long internationally argued that its actions are targeted towards energy security.