Author Archives: Harsh Shukla

About Harsh Shukla

Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. More articles from Harsh Shukla.

harsh@mercomindia.com

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Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tamil Nadu Transmission Corp Picks Enzen for Smart Grid Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tamil Nadu Transmission Corp Picks Enzen for Smart Grid Solutions

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Trafigura Group has formed a new company to invest in a series of solar, wind, and power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
All Cars in California to be Zero-Emission by 2035

All Cars in California to be Zero-Emission by 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to phase out gas-powered cars and vehicles in the state by 2035 to tackle the climate change crisis. According to the statement, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EV Charging Network Provider ChargePoint Signs Deal to List on New York Stock Exchange

EV Charging Network Provider ChargePoint Signs Deal to List on New York Stock Exchange

ChargePoint, a U.S.-based electric charging network company, announced that it had signed a definitive business combination agreement with publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation. The transaction is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-up_ Total to Develop 3.3 GW of Solar Projects in Spain with Ignis

Daily News Wrap-up: Total to Develop 3.3 GW of Solar Projects in Spain with Ignis

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Total, a France-based oil and gas company, has entered into an agreement with Ignis, a Spain-based solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia to Invest $18 Billion in Low Emission Technologies Over the Next Decade

Australia to Invest $18 Billion in Low Emission Technologies Over the Next Decade

Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, said that the government is expected to invest $18 billion through new investments in low emission technologies over the next ten ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Flag Offs Solar and Electric Powered Rickshaws

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Flag Offs Solar and Electric Powered Rickshaws

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami flagged off 13 types of solar and electric powered rickshaws, driven by women as a part of an initiative to protect the environment and ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Allied Irish Bank Launches Green Bonds Worth €1 Billion

Allied Irish Bank Launches Green Bonds Worth €1 Billion

The Allied Irish Bank (AIB) announced that it has issued green bonds worth €1 billion (~$ 1.16 billion) to finance projects with climate change benefits. Green bonds are financial instruments ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ CHANEL and Sunrun to Help Provide Solar to Low-Income Households

Daily News Wrap-Up: CHANEL and Sunrun to Help Provide Solar to Low-Income Households

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Foresight Group and Elgin Energy have formed a joint venture to develop a pipeline of greenfield solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
European Commission Announces €1 Billion Fund to Promote Sustainable Projects

European Commission Announces €1 Billion Fund to Promote Sustainable Projects

The European Commission (EC) announced that it would launch a €1 billion (~$ 1.16 billion) European Green Deal call for research and innovation projects to tackle the climate crisis and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Airbus Plans Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Aircraft by 2035

Airbus Plans Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Aircraft by 2035

Airbus, a Netherland-based multinational aerospace company, has announced its plans to develop the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. According to its statement, the company is currently working on ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Germany‘s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

Germany’s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

The federal cabinet of Germany has approved the amendments to the Renewable Energy Sources Act, intending to achieve its goal to expand renewable energy up to 65% by 2030. Germany’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

A research team from South Korea claimed that they had developed a large-area organic solar photovoltaic (PV) module with higher efficiency. The researchers applied a spin-coating method to develop the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tesla to Make Cobalt Free Batteries

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tesla to Make Cobalt Free Batteries

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Tesla, a U.S.-based electric vehicle manufacturer, announced that it would make electric vehicle batteries with cobalt-free cathodes ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EIB to Provide $3.55 Billion for Renewable Expansion in Europe and Beyond

EIB to Provide $3.55 Billion for Renewable Expansion in Europe and Beyond

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it would provide €3 billion (~$3.55 billion) for renewable energy projects across Europe and around the globe. This would be a part of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
General Electric to Ditch Coal to Focus on Sustainable Power Generation

General Electric to Ditch Coal to Focus on Sustainable Power Generation

General Electric (GE), a U.S.-based multinational conglomerate, announced its plans to exit the new build coal power market. The company said that it would focus and invest in its renewable ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to be Listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Daily News Wrap-Up: JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to be Listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: JinkoSolar, a solar module manufacturer, said that its board of directors had approved a strategic plan to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) announced that its solar-powered drone has successfully completed its longest flight in Korea. The agency said that its solar-powered electrical aerial vehicle (EAV-3) succeeded ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ juwi Signs PPA for a 175 MW Solar + 25 MW Battery Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: juwi Signs PPA for a 175 MW Solar + 25 MW Battery Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Duke Energy, a U.S.-based energy holding company, announced that it would convert its fleet of 10,000 vehicles ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Hawaiian Electric to Develop Nearly 300 MW of Solar Projects with 2 GW of Storage Capacity (1)

Hawaiian Electric to Develop Nearly 300 MW of Solar Projects with 2 GWh of Storage Capacity

Hawaiian Electric, a U.S. electric utility, said that it submitted eight projects, including 300 MW of renewable energy and nearly 2 GWh of storage capacity for approval to the Public ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Receives $1.62 Billion to Reduce Emissions

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Receives $1.62 Billion to Reduce Emissions

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) received a funding package worth $1.62 billion from the government to enhance the utilization of low emission technologies to cut emissions across the chain ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sterling and Wilson Wins a 107 MW Solar EPC Project Worth $63 Million (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sterling and Wilson Wins a 107 MW Solar EPC Project Worth $63 Million

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has won a 106.71 MW EPC project worth $62.6 million in Chile ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

EMROD, a New Zealand-based technology startup, announced that it had developed new long-range, high-powered wireless power transmission technology that could substitute existing copper lines. The company explained that the technology ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Suntech, a global solar panel producer, has begun the operation of a 1 GW integrated photovoltaic cell ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Telangana State Legislative Assembly has accepted the state government's resolution opposing the central government's proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003. In April 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, announced that the Ministry of Power (MoP) had invested ₹110 billion (~$ 1.5 billion) for electrification in Bihar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other