Partnership with US could help India meet renewable energy targets

Synopsis: India can achieve renewable energy targets efficiently by strengthening its partnership with US. The problems and challenges associated are discussed. Introduction  India’s front-line position as third highest emitter of greenhouse gases has sharpened focus on its future policy course to mitigate carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement. There is escalating pressure for India to commit itself to… Continue reading Partnership with US could help India meet renewable energy targets

No offshore wind project has commenced in India: Are we on track for 30 GW by 2030?

Synopsis: To harness the capacity of India’s offshore wind potential, we need to identify the areas where we can develop offshore wind project and accelerate the project. Introduction India has planned to provide 24×7 electricity to every home. As per the forecast of International Energy Agency, the country’s energy demand will increase by 6-7% annually… Continue reading No offshore wind project has commenced in India: Are we on track for 30 GW by 2030?

Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)

What is the News? The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Energy to launch the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP). About the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP) When was it launched? It was launched at the Leaders Summit on Climate held… Continue reading Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)

Making green hydrogen viable demands financial, tech support to lower costs

Synopsis: Bringing down the cost of producing Green Hydrogen in India will require a mix of financial and technological interventions. Background Read here: Green Hydrogen – Explained, pointwise What is the major issue with Green Hydrogen adoption? Cost: According to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the cost of green hydrogen production is $5-6 a… Continue reading Making green hydrogen viable demands financial, tech support to lower costs

New report suggests how land-use for renewable energy in India can be environmentally sustainable

What is the news? Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has recently released a report titled “Renewable Energy and Land Use in India by Mid-Century“. According to the report, India will use significant stretches of land by 2050 to install renewable energy generation capacities, and the land-use increase may have an impact on… Continue reading New report suggests how land-use for renewable energy in India can be environmentally sustainable

India’s tryst with the promise of a hydrogen-fuel economy

Synopsis: India is pushing towards cleaner forms of energy. Green Hydrogen offers an opportunity. Background Read here: Green Hydrogen – Potential, issues and solutions What is the present global scenario of Hydrogen production? The current global production of hydrogen of about 80 million metric tonnes, and is almost wholly produced through fossil fuels. It uses… Continue reading India’s tryst with the promise of a hydrogen-fuel economy

Hidden costs of renewable power in compulsory purchases of RE for discoms

Synopsis: As India is pushing towards its renewable energy target, it also needs to look at the way the new capacity is being added and the existing power purchase mechanisms. Introduction India’s renewable power programme, with tariff bids for solar power hitting new lows every few months, is coming up at the cost of thermal power. The idea… Continue reading Hidden costs of renewable power in compulsory purchases of RE for discoms

Carbon neutrality powered by AI

Synopsis: Countries like India, which are leading the adoption of climate change measures, will have to encourage energy companies to embrace higher levels of AI usage. Introduction As the world pushes to mitigate the impact of climate change, it will have to rely much on emerging technologies. The foundational shift of energy transition from fossil-based… Continue reading Carbon neutrality powered by AI

Impact of Aerosols and Clouds on Solar Energy generation leading to financial loss

What is the News? A team of Indian and international researchers have conducted a study to understand the economic impact of aerosols, dust, and clouds on solar energy generation from the photovoltaic and rooftop solar installation. What did the study find out? Solar Energy Generation has been widely used in developing countries such as India… Continue reading Impact of Aerosols and Clouds on Solar Energy generation leading to financial loss

Substantial Investment Subsidies for Solar Power

Source: This post is based on the article “Substantial Investment Subsidies for Solar Power” published in Down to Earth on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Solar power’s role in addressing the issues of groundwater exploitation and DISCOM distress. Synopsis: Substantial investment subsidies on the solar pump has the potential to address the irrigation-energy nexus in the… Continue reading Substantial Investment Subsidies for Solar Power