Emerging trends powering India’s clean energy transition
September 6, 2023 |
September 6, 2023
The Financial Express
Floating solar power plants have also become part of India's solar expansion strategies. Based on a study conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India's reservoirs, which span an area of 18,000sq km, hold the potential to generate 280GW of electricity through floating solar panels.
Take that seaweed and make it fuel for your car
August 10, 2023 |
August 10, 2023
The coastal land can be effectively used to grow marine microalgae and seaweed to generate biomass using marine water and atmospheric carbon dioxide without competing for potable water and land says Dr Sanjukta Subudhi, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute.
HT G20 Agenda: Why it makes sense for India to consider biofuels
July 12, 2023 |
July 12, 2023
It makes sense for India to consider biofuels as its oil import bills are very high due to scanty petroleum reserves. India's climate is conducive to grow crops on a large scale. If the crop residue can be converted into fuel, it is a win-win situation. Through taller and bigger trees, you can fix more carbon dioxide in the soil and, at the same time, use biomass for biofuel said Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.
The bright side to power storage options
July 6, 2023
| The Hindu Business Line
Solar power is the cheapest source of electricity, far cheaper than from any other new power plant. And it is this which gave India the confidence to announce at COP26 in Glasgow that it would create 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030. It would be the least cost way to meet the country's increasing electricity needs. But as the attainment of this goal gathers momentum, consequential issues will emerge and these need to be addressed in a timely manner.
Breaking stereotypes: Women in energy are transforming India's clean energy and green tech space
May 16, 2023 |
June 14, 2023
According to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2022, only one in five leadership roles in the energy sector are held by women. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of women making strides in the energy sector, inspiring and empowering others to pursue careers in the field. These women are challenging the status quo and demonstrating that gender should not be a barrier to success in any industry. Renewable energy sector also has many exemplary examples including Ms Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, the International Renewable Energy Agency, Dr.
Giving momentum to decentralised solar power generation
May 15, 2023
| ET Energyworld
Solar power generation at load centres where there is demand saves the need for investments in transmission. There is, therefore, a strong case for promoting decentralised solar power generation. This is now an imperative as the annual rate of solar power capacity addition has to triple if the goal of 500GW of non-fossil fuel capacity creation by 2030 is to be achieved. Notwithstanding the emphasis in favour of roof top solar, success remains modest.