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European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

Green Alert
The Solar Power industry is rapidly on the rise, especially after uncertain oil pricing and the realization of the warming planet. An analysis of the market trends of this sector, especially in Europe can help bring forward interesting insights for the rest of the world to learn from. After a dip in 2016, the European solar power market recovered remarkably in 2017 and added 8.6 GW of solar capacity. This growth was largely driven by technological progress, cost reductions and the development of novel business models such as on-site direct wire mini power purchase agreements (PPAs). This business model is increasingly getting among large-scale solar project developers to overcome regulatory barriers. Simultaneously, fully automated energy management across all sectors and segment...
8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress Underway in Delhi

8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress Underway in Delhi

Green Lens
The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi on August 21, 2017. Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference. The Annual Conference is visualized and planned in the backdrop of India's vision on achieving "Energy Independence and Power for all by 2022". It is aimed at providing an opportunity and open forum to exchange information, share experiences and best practices by bringing togeth...
Cabinet Approves Initial Public Offer of IREDA Limited

Cabinet Approves Initial Public Offer of IREDA Limited

Green Alert
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to issue fresh equity shares of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). What is IREDA? For those who do not know, IREDA is a Public Financial Institution. Since its inception, IREDA has played a pioneering role in supporting and facilitating the policies and program of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) that has nurtured the renewable energy industry in the country. Why Was it Needed? Government of India has scaled-up the renewable energy (RE) targets to 175 GW by the year 2022. To achieve this ambitious target, substantial investments in RE sector will be required. IREDA, being the premier institution for RE Sector, has to cater to the incr...
India’s First Solar Boat Aditya Launched in Kerala by Piyush Goyal

India’s First Solar Boat Aditya Launched in Kerala by Piyush Goyal

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The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal launching the country’s first solar boat at Vaikkom, in Kerala on January 12, 2017. The Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, the Minister of State for Transport, Shri. A.K. Saseendran and the MP, Shri Jose K. Mani are also seen. The solar boat, ADITYA, is a 75-passenger vessel which runs on solar power. It is definitely an innovative response to the climate crisis by shifting from fossil fuel based energy to solar energy! [cite]
Making Solar Energy Production A Mass Movement in India

Making Solar Energy Production A Mass Movement in India

Green Lens
The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan 'stands by' Solar after dedicating the Automated Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Plant to the Nation at Central Electronic Ltd., in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad on June 03, 2015. The Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science, Shri Y.S. Chowdary, the Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation (I/C), External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and other dignitaries are also seen. Dr. Harsh Vardhan express his interest and intent that solar energy production has to be turned into a mass movement in the country.
Infosys Becomes First Indian Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Power

Infosys Becomes First Indian Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Power

Corporate Greening
Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services has now become the first Indian company to join RE100 - a global platform for major companies committing to 100% renewable power! RE100 is a global initiative that celebrates and supports major companies committed to 100% renewable power across their operations. Its goal is that 100 of the world’s most influential businesses commit to 100% renewable power in the near future.  As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon neutral by 2018. The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 per cent from its 2007-2008 levels and source all its electricity from renewable resources by 2018. Speaking about the announcement, Ramadas Kam
People Centric Science & Technology is the Answer to the Climate Crisis

People Centric Science & Technology is the Answer to the Climate Crisis

Articles
As humans we tend to screw things up. Let me lend the necessary context to my first unsavory statement. Our inconsiderate activities on this earth have made our bag of environment-related problems very heavy and it drags behind us as we try to surge forward. Environmental issues (quite like the problems of your favorite One Tree Hill characters) are numerous, complex and irksomely interconnected. Take for instance the depletion of non-renewable resources like fossil fuel which is not only leading to an energy crises but is also causing large-scale global warming and climate change. Climate change further conspires to accelerate species extinction and ecological imbalance, which itself has a long list of deleterious consequences. And finally, the gravest consequence of climate change is...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 4, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 4, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 4 (starting January 21, 2013) 2013. 1. Plastic remains in use as ban hangs in balance Plastic carrybags are back in Delhi markets despite a ban. Though the government maintains the material is banned in the Capital, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, which has the mandate to implement the ban, says it cannot really take action against the offenders. 2. February date for first-ever tree census The Delhi government has finally set a deadline of February 2013, for the launch of the Capital's first-ever tree census. The Delhi Preservation of Trees Act came into force in 1994, with a mandate to count trees, but it could never take off despite promises. 3. Solar pump project hit as states ignor...
New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change

New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change

Events
Cities cover less than 1% of the planet’s surface, and are home to around 50% of the world’s population, and many of them see a rapid growth trend. Taken together, all cities and urban areas worldwide use 75% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 75% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cities have traditionally been the places where many of the solutions to the world’s problems have been developed, making all cities potential leaders in the global effort for a low carbon future. Asia is arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change. Climate change and climatic variability have and will continue to impact all sectors, from national and economic security to human health, food production, infrastructure, water availability and ecosystems. Delhi
National Training Workshop on “Community based Micro Hydro Power Units” in Leh, Ladakh

National Training Workshop on “Community based Micro Hydro Power Units” in Leh, Ladakh

Green Jobs
The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), Germany has been promoting environmental friendly Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems (DERES) for the past 20 years in the Western Himalayas. So far 57 Community-based Micro Hydro Power Units (CMHPU) have been installed by LEDeG in extreme and isolated mountainous regions. Micro Hydro Power has tremendous potential to solve the rural electrication problems in India in a decentralized manner. However, at present not many organizations in India have the capacity and necessary skills for implementation, installation and management of community based Micro Hydro Power Units. LEDeG, in collaboration with Consortium of DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Socie

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