Offshore wind energy in India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of installing 5 GW of offshore wind energy by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030. India’s capacity to generate electricity from wind reached 39.2 gigawatts (GW) a year in March 2021. The compound annual growth rate for wind generation has been… Continue reading Offshore wind energy in India – Explained, pointwise

India must show global leadership on climate crisis by adopting a holistic approach to energy

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: Renewable energy and its issues are direct topics on Energy. Synopsis:  Meeting the Energy demands of people and government policy on them have to address some critical issues to achieve energy security. Global countries on Climate Change: Political leaders of Western nations express alarm and make promises about the climate crisis,… Continue reading India must show global leadership on climate crisis by adopting a holistic approach to energy

Rural Power sector – Way ahead: Explained, pointwise

Source: The Hindu   Syllabus: GS 3 – Infrastructure: Energy Relevance: India’s power sector and the problems with Discoms need radical solutions to achieve Energy Security. Introduction Recently, Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission(RERC) ordered that energy access must go beyond powering rural homes. In other words, the order mentioned the need to electrify essential and productive human… Continue reading Rural Power sector – Way ahead: Explained, pointwise

Reviving the Airline Sector

Synopsis: The government and industry should collaborate to develop a sustainable restart strategy.  Governments need to come up with consistent policies based on evidence. While the industry should do whatever it can to reinstate passenger confidence and embrace new ways of making revenue.  Background: Airlines have been battling uncertainty since March 2020. In April 2020,… Continue reading Reviving the Airline Sector

Deal inked for biofuel research

Deal inked for biofuel research News: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has signed a three-year, ₹11 crore deal with The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) to set up a centre to produce “advanced biofuels and bio-commodities.” Important Facts: This will be the fifth such dedicated centre for bioenergy-research and development set up by the DBT.… Continue reading Deal inked for biofuel research

Saudi Arabia promises to meet India’s oil needs

Saudi Arabia promises to meet India’s oil needs News Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met chiefs of national and international oil and gas companies and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges posed by volatile oil prices. Important facts: Backdrop: Oil prices have increased in 2018 on expectations that U.S. sanctions on Iran will strain supplies… Continue reading Saudi Arabia promises to meet India’s oil needs