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
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
West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has published amendments to the cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources regulations 2020. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption (1)

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption

Nigeria is currently facing one of the most significant economic downturns in its history due to COVID-19. While the country is grappling with a recession, the government has outlined an ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

Power companies have retired almost 14 GW of coal-based generation capacities over the last 18 years; power minister R.K. Singh informed the Lok Sabha. Some 164 thermal power generating units ...
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Google Meets 100% of Its Electricity Consumption Through Renewable Energy

Google Meets 100% of Its Electricity Consumption Through Renewable Energy

Google's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai, in a video message, declared that Google had eliminated its carbon legacy. This brings Google's lifetime net carbon footprint to zero, making it ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Ecuador to Develop 200 MW of Solar, Wind, and Hydro Projects  

Ecuador to Develop 200 MW of Solar, Wind, and Hydro Projects  

The Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador announced the initiation of its selection process of private sector players to develop and operate 200 MW of renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Investment of Over $710 Million Planned to Enhance IKEA’s Sustainability Commitment

Investment of Over $710 Million Planned to Enhance IKEA’s Sustainability Commitment

Netherlands-based Ingka Group announced its plans to invest €600 million (~$710 million) over the coming year to help IKEA, its subsidiary, keep its commitment to become climate positive by 2030 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Hydrogen Harnessed from Ocean Water Can Solve India’s Energy Storage Challenges_ Report

Hydrogen Harnessed from Ocean Water Can Solve India’s Energy Storage Challenges: Report

The United Kingdom would need 75,000 MW of offshore wind energy to achieve net-zero emission by 2050. Such a sizeable intermittent power generation capacity could be stabilized with hydrogen generated ...
960 Railway Stations Equipped with Solar to Meet Power Demand

960 Railway Stations Equipped with Solar to Meet Power Demand

The Indian Railways announced that 960 railways stations have solar installations in place to meet their power requirements. These solar systems are part of the Railways’ endeavor to expand the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Despite Relief Measures, DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rose to ₹103 Billion in July

Despite Relief Measures, DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rose to ₹103 Billion in July

The distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators nearly ₹103.11 billion (~$1.4 billion) in overdue payment (excluding dues under dispute) spread across 579 invoices at the end of July 2020, according ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Adani’s 1.5 GW Rajasthan Solar Park Project Hits Land Hurdle

Adani’s 1.5 GW Rajasthan Solar Park Project Hits Land Hurdle

Adani Group’s initiative to expand its solar power generation portfolio has hit a temporary roadblock. A report by PTI said that the Rajasthan High Court has temporarily stayed its 1,500 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Shutting Down Old & Under-Construction Coal Projects Could Save ₹1.1 Trillion: Report

Shutting Down Old & Under-Construction Coal Projects Could Save ₹1.1 Trillion: Report

In India, shutting down 20-year or older coal-fired power projects and scrapping under-construction thermal power projects could save the government, power distribution utilities, and consumers almost ₹1.1 trillion (~$15 billion), ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

The state of Tamil Nadu has come out with the ‘Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020’ to increase the state’s electronic output to $100 billion (~₹7.3 trillion) by 2025. The government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US-Based Solar Workgroup Offers Renewable Jobs to Coal Workers

US-Based Solar Workgroup Offers Renewable Jobs to Coal Workers

U.S.-based of The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia has launched a new initiative to set up commercial-scale solar installations in the coalfield region of Southwest Virginia and offer renewable energy ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Electricity Tribunal Rules in Favor of Wind Generator, Sets Aside CERC Order

Electricity Tribunal Rules in Favor of Wind Generator, Sets Aside CERC Order

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favor of a wind developer who sought the tribunal to set aside an order by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) ...
/ / Wind
Global Investment in Renewable Energy Could Reach $3.40 Trillion by 2030_ Report

Global Investment in Renewable Energy Could Reach $3.40 Trillion by 2030: Report

Global investments in the renewable energy sector are expected to rise to $3.4 trillion by 2030, including an estimated investment of $2.72 trillion in solar and wind energy sectors, according ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Chhattisgarh Commission Clarifies Energy Banking Terms for Renewables

Chhattisgarh Commission Clarifies Energy Banking Terms for Renewables

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has proposed modalities for renewable energy banking, accounting, and wheeling of power to provide more clarity on the distributed renewable energy (DRE) regulations 2019 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka Stakeholder Comments Invited on Removal of Banking Facility for Renewables

Karnataka: Stakeholder Comments Invited on Removal of Banking Facility for Renewables

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a discussion paper on wheeling charges and banking facilities for renewable projects. The Commission noted that there was a need to revise ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
R K Singh Proposes Round-the-Clock Renewable Energy to fulfill RPO

R K Singh Proposes Round-the-Clock Renewable Energy to fulfill RPO

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, recently launched the website and telephone directory of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS). AREAS ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Amends Tender Specifications for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Amends Tender Specifications for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to the RfS document for the supply of 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable projects complemented with ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Brazil's Copel Awards 595 MW of Solar and Wind Projects

Brazil’s Copel Awards 595 MW of Solar and Wind Projects

Brazil's Copel Mercado Livre, a subsidiary of Companhia Paranaense de Energia, announced that it had awarded 595 MW of renewable energy projects for 13 years to expand its renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
These Red Bricks Could Be Turned into Energy Storing Devices

These Red Bricks Could Be Turned into Energy Storing Devices

New research conducted by a group of scientists from Washington University in St. Louis, on common red bricks, has revealed the potential of this inexpensive building material to store energy ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
NTPC to Establish a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary for its Renewable Energy Business

NTPC to Establish a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary for its Renewable Energy Business

NTPC, in its corporate disclosure to the BSE, declared that it received the approval of NITI Aayog and the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) to set up ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy