Energy efficiency needs behavioral change: Study

Synopsis: A study in Bangalore found that to improve Energy efficiency we need to improve behavioural change and start shifting towards energy-efficient appliances. Introduction: Recently, a study in Bengaluru examined the usage of thermal comfort services like space cooling and water heating and their impact on energy efficiency. The study highlighted the need for efficient appliances… Continue reading Energy efficiency needs behavioral change: Study

Problems with discoms need radical reforms

  Synopsis: To completely recover from problems with Discoms , India needs radical reforms in the Power sector. Financial aid packages from Centre to Discoms forms only a part of a solution. Background For long, the scenario has been that the Centre has to step in to aid Discoms and tackle the problems plaguing the… Continue reading Problems with discoms need radical reforms

Energy Efficient homes are key to low Carbon Economy  

Synopsis: The demand for cooling appliances is bound to grow in the future to keep citizens healthy and productive. Thus, Energy Efficient homes will be the key to make India a low carbon economy. Background: In the last three decades, India experienced 660 heat waves which caused 12,273 deaths. These intense heat waves are expected… Continue reading Energy Efficient homes are key to low Carbon Economy  

Ethanol Blending of Petrol and its challenges: Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently the Prime Minister announced to prepone the 20% ethanol blending of petrol to 2025. The government has also identified 11 sectors that can leverage resources by recycling them through modern technology. Earlier, the government has set targets of 10% bioethanol blending of petrol by 2022 and to raise it to 20% by 2030 under the Ethanol Blended Programme (EBP). By the recent… Continue reading Ethanol Blending of Petrol and its challenges: Explained, pointwise

IEA releases “World Energy Investment Report 2021”

What is the News? The International Energy Agency(IEA) has released the World Energy Investment Report 2021. About the World Energy Investment Report 2021: The report presents the latest data and analysis of how energy investment flows are recovering from the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes full-year outlook estimates for 2021.  Key Findings of… Continue reading IEA releases “World Energy Investment Report 2021”

National Mission on Use of Biomass in Thermal Power plants

What is the News? The Ministry of Power has decided to set up a National Mission on the use of Biomass in thermal power plants. About National Mission on the use of Biomass in thermal power plants: Aim of the mission: It aims to address the issue of air pollution by farm-stubble burning. Further, it… Continue reading National Mission on Use of Biomass in Thermal Power plants

IREDA bags “Green Urja Award”

What is the News? Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency(IREDA) has been conferred with “Green Urja Award”. About Green Urja Award: The Indian Chamber of Commerce(ICC) has launched the Green Urja Award . ICC was founded in 1925. It is a premier body of business and industry in Eastern and North-Eastern India. The award has been… Continue reading IREDA bags “Green Urja Award”

India’s Oil Imports From OPEC Down To 20-Year Low

What is the News? The share of India’s oil imports from OPEC countries dropped to its lowest in at least 20 years in the fiscal year ending March 2021. India’s Oil Imports: India’s overall oil imports fell by nearly 12% in the Fiscal Year 2021 compared to the previous fiscal year. Of all those imports,… Continue reading India’s Oil Imports From OPEC Down To 20-Year Low

Natural Gas Can be India’s Alternative Road to Clean Energy

Synopsis: India should not solely focus on the end goal of decarbonisation. First it must try to ‘green’ its fossil fuel energy bag by increasing the share of natural gas. Introduction  Policymakers, climate diplomats, academicians, corporates, and NGOs are currently focussed on the concept of net-zero carbon emissions. Also, they are looking for the suitable… Continue reading Natural Gas Can be India’s Alternative Road to Clean Energy

Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future

Synopsis – Green hydrogen is becoming a new alternative to fossil fuel. Currently, many countries are taking steps to move towards a hydrogen economy. Introduction- Hydrogen is an energy carrier. It is converted into electricity by fuel cells, which generate electricity by mixing hydrogen and oxygen atoms. It will play an important role in delivering… Continue reading Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future