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Facebook vows to run operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020 29.8.2018 Sify Finance
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Stress on alternative fuel 29.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Stress on alternative fuel
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From cobalt to tungsten: how electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new kind of gold rush 5.8.2018 Sify Finance
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Karnataka takes lead in renewable energy, says IEEFA 24.7.2018 Sify Finance
Karnataka is the new national leader in renewable energy generation, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.
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APDCL signs pacts to meet power shortage 22.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
APDCL signs pacts to meet power shortage
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RFP for 1,000 MW wind power projects by August in Gujarat 21.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Work on the ambitious 1,000 MW wind power project planned off Gujarat's coast, the first such project in India, is set to commence as the Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be issued by next month, a senior Gujarat government official said. The 1,000 MW project, to be undertaken jointly by Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and state government, is proposed to come up 12 nautical miles off Pipavav coast. The windmills will spread over seabed of hundreds of square kilometres. The European Union is funding and providing technical assistance in the preliminary implementation of the tentative capacity of 200 MW. "The MNRE had invited expressions of interest, and it received response from 35 companies. Meetings about the project are slated for July 23 and 24. We expect RFP for the project to be issued by next month," Raj Gopal, principal secretary of energy & petrochemicals department, told reporters. Raj Gopal said that offshore wind projects offer huge potential as wind availability in the ...
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Rajasthan: Solar energy is now the preferred source of power 9.7.2018 DNA: Money
Solar energy has ticked off all the necessary boxes to become a favourite of the suppliers in search of an efficient source of power. Solar energy is the way forward towards clean energy in the state rather than wind energy given its low rate in the state.  In last few years, the rates of solar energy have come down drastically in comparison to wind energy. A record low solar tariff of Rs 2.44 per unit was achieved in Bhadla in the state in 2017 during the bidding carried out by solar energy corporation limited in 2017 for Bhadla Solar Park. A solar investor said that after various bidding rounds of  wind energy at the Centre it turned out to be about 10 per cent costlier than solar energy. Such is the prevailing situation in the state that not many new investments in wind energy sector are coming its way. “There is hardly any new investment and the cost of windmill is not going down significantly thus not making the power competitive as compared to the solar energy,” said a wind energy producer from the ...
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New power lines might accelerate bustard extinction in Gujarat 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
The thrust towards green energy is having an environmental cost that few had foreseen. The power lines that connect windmills and solar power plants are turning out to be death traps for the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Gujarat. In the last decade alone, power lines have claimed the lives of about 10-15 GIBs in the GIB-range states of India. If that wasn't enough, the GETCO substation at Bhachunda, where the company plans to put about 15 to 20 power lines, is another potential death trap, claim activists, adding that it is right in the middle of a bustard habitat. Devesh Gadhvi of The Corbett Foundation, an organisation that is working towards GIB conservation, said, "The windmills, by virtue of being green energy, do not require an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) before being set up, especially outside forest areas. The same happens with the power lines as well.  This means that when such plants are set up in revenue areas, adjacent to the forest areas, which are actually ...
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India to auction 40 GW renewable energy projects every year till 2028 30.6.2018 DNA: India
India will auction 40 GW of renewable energy projects comprising 30 GW solar and 10 GW wind every year for the next 10 years till 2028, indicating huge potential for domestic manufacturers and developers, a senior official said on Saturday. "We have 30 GW solar energy bidding plan for 2018-19 and 2019-20. This 30 GW auction per annum would continue till 2028. Similarly, we have to auction 10 GW of wind energy for next 10 years till 2028 to meet the power demand of 862 GW by 2030," New and Renewable Energy Secretary Anand Kumar told reporters at the Global Wind Day celebration by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA). Elaborating further, he said, "We have to do 350 GW in solar (to meet demand by 2030), of which 100 GW is planned till 2022. So we have to bid out at least 30 GW each year from 2020 onwards to achieve additional 250 GW." The government's power projection indicates that India will have to bid out 140 GW of wind energy to meet demand by 2030, he said, adding the country ...
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Govt readies policy changes in solar bids 29.6.2018 Rediff: Business
The highest cap for the capacity would be 2 GW and can be set up in tranches at whatever location the project developer deems fit.
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Gujarat govt paves way for wind, solar projects at same site 21.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The state government announced a hybrid power policy aimed at boosting renewable energy. The policy allowed the set up of wind power projects at solar power projects sites and vice versa. Announcing the Wind Solar Hybrid Power Policy 2018, Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said that it would boost both wind and solar power generation in the state. "The Policy allows developers to set up wind energy projects at the site of existing solar projects, and solar power plants on land used for wind power projects. This will allow optimum use of land and electricity transmission network. New hybrid power projects can also be set up under the policy," Patel said. Gujarat, at present, has more than 5,500 MW wind power generation capacity, and over 1,600 MW solar power generation capacity. The government wishes to add 1,000 MW wind power capacity and 2,000 MW solar power capacity each year for the next five years, a senior official told DNA. The minister said that power generated at the hybrid power projects would be ...
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World saw largest rise in renewable energy capacity in 2017: Report 4.6.2018 Sify Finance
Renewable power accounted for 70 per cent of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest such increase in modern history, a report said on Monday.
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Gujarat: Peak power demand may cross 17K MW 30.5.2018 DNA: India
With Mercury level soaring, peak power demand in the state crossed 16,810 MW on Monday, the highest this summer so far, and is poised to touch 17,000 MW before the onset of rains in the next fortnight. According to the State Load Despatch Centre, it catered maximum power demand of 16,810.57 MW at 3:00 pm on Monday in the state. The demand was over 700 MW more than the previous day when peak demand was recorded at 16,073 MW. Last week, peak power demand had touched 16,297 MW for a day, before falling below 16,000 level. Energy expert KK Bajaj said that peak power demand is likely to cross 17,000 MW over the next couple of days. “Power demand will peak before arrival of monsoon, which is expected by middle of June,” Bajaj said. Incidentally, strong wind velocity has led to a big rise in electricity generation through windmills. Bajaj said that wind energy catered maximum demand of 3,280 MW on Monday. “High generation of wind energy is good for consumers. Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited will have to buy ...
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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals expands organic peroxide capacity in India 24.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 24 (ANI): AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity and upgrade its organic peroxides facility in Mahad, India. Organic peroxides are
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Is it possible to get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources? 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The questions regarding renewable energy are never-ending. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow? Won't renewables destabilise the grid and cause blackouts? A study conducted by the Lappeenranta University of Technology explored these questions and came to some interesting conclusions. The researchers doubted the feasibility of many of the recent scenarios for high shares of renewable energy, questioning everything from whether renewables-based systems can survive extreme weather events with the low sun and low wind, to the ability to keep the grid stable with so much variable generation. The scientists then hit back with their response to the points raised by Heard and colleagues. The researchers analysed hundreds of studies from across the scientific literature to answer each of the apparent issues. They demonstrated that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100 percent ...
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India may miss solar, wind energy targets by 2022, says survey 16.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
India may not achieve its renewable energy target of having 100 GW of solar energy and 60 GW of wind power by 2022, as per a survey conducted by a consulting firm Bridge to India. India is expected to add total 66 GW of solar energy and 52 GW of wind power by March 2022 -- which is 66 per cent of 100 GW of solar and 87 per cent of 60 GW wind targets set by the government, as per the 3rd edition of RE CEO Survey by Bridge To India said in a statement. The survey fond that the most pressing issue for the industry is safeguard duties, followed by uncertainty in overall policy environment and weak financial position of Discoms. It said that 70 pe cent of the industry (respondents) feels that bidding in the sector is irrationally aggressive. However, it finds that despite these challenges, bulk of respondents are optimistic about the industry and overall growth prospects. Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra top the list of preferred states for overall sector, open access solar and rooftop solar, ...
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India's green sectors to employ 300000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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Creative children of Andamans: Giving wings to their dreams 14.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Does it matter that children of today feel even taking notes is tiresome, Ah! Anjana Mistry, of Class 9, wants to have a camera in her spectacles so that she can take a snapshot of the blackboard to capture everything the teacher wrote. During Andaman and Nicobar shodhyatra, SRISTI, with the help of other volunteers, particularly Chanchal, a very dynamic teacher,  discovered many creative children.   Anay Mistry, same Swaraj-gram village, had his feet on the ground and redesigned a paddy thrasher seeing the plight of his parents. He wanted thresher for leftover grains while Nitsh Das wanted to improve the same process for primary threshing itself. Aman Biswas wanted a wind-powered boat. Of course sail there are boats, but he thought of roving windmill generating energy could also be used. Bijoy Kumar Biswas, in 8th standadrd, wanted to redesign betel nut peeling machine. It is one of the most valuable cash crop of that region and yet there is hardly much mechanisation of the harvesting and peeling ...
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DNA MONEY EXCLUSIVE: IDBI fails to recover $72 mn from Aircel founder, gives to recover earlier one 3.5.2018 DNA: India
Amid the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe of IDBI Bank's loans to C Sivasankaran, former promoter of Aircel, it has emerged that the bank had extended a loan of $72 million to the latter in a hope of recovering earlier loans. IDBI Bank extended a loan of $72 million to Sivasankaran's Axcel Sunshine after another group company -- Helsinki-based wind turbine manufacturer Win Wind Oy -- to which it loaned an amount, went bankrupt, a source familiar with the development said. In a sequence of events, Win Wind Oy went bust in 2013, leaving IDBI Bank facing a possibility of losing $65 million loan it had given to it. The loan was given for setting up the project and working capital needs of the company. This was the time when Sivasankaran was betting big on non-renewable energy that Finland was promoting in a big way. To recover the money, the bank officials then sanctioned a $83 million loan to another Sivasankaran company Axcel Sunshine in December 2014. In lieu, Axcel Sunshine pledged 5.5 crore ...
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New water-based battery to store solar, wind energy 2.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Stanford scientists have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy, which can be fed back into the electric grid and redistributed on high demand. The prototype manganese-hydrogen battery, described in the journal Nature Energy, stands just three inches tall and generates a mere 20 milliwatt hours of electricity, which is on par with the energy levels of LED flashlights one might hang on a key ring. The researchers are confident they can take this table-top technology up to an industrial-grade system that could charge and recharge up to 10,000 times, creating a grid-scale battery with a useful lifespan well in excess of a decade. According to Yi Cui, a professor at Stanford University in the US, manganese-hydrogen battery technology could be one of the missing pieces in the energy puzzle - a way to store unpredictable wind or solar energy so as to lessen the need to burn reliable but carbon-emitting fossil fuels when the renewable sources are not ...
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