#ClimateBrawl: Climate Denial is a Lost Cause

In the case of climate change, propaganda is used to ignite a passionate response from the political right by whipping up fear and doubt: Fear of economic loss from climate policies – by politicians using sound bites such as “job-killer” and “hurting families and small businesses.” Doubt on climate science – often through the “authority” […]

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Delhi Govt’s policy for EV comes at the right time: Pankaj Tiwari, Business Head of Nexzu Mobility

Commenting on the Electric Vehicles (EVs) policy announced by  Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi; Pankaj Tiwari, Business Head of Nexzu Mobility India said – “Delhi Government’s policy for Electric Vehicles comes at the right time for this industry segment, which has been reeling under pressures of the recessionary conditions from last year followed by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic which necessitated […]

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Formation of this PDC is a positive step to attract more investments: Amp Energy

The renewable energy industry has welcomed the government’s  announcement to form Project Development Cell (PDC) to attract investments in India. Commenting on the formation of PDC,  Pinaki Bhattacharyya, CEO and co-founder, Amp Energy India said “Renewable Energy sector in India has been growing at a rapid pace over the last few years with many global […]

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Amplus Solar welcomes govt’s decision to form Project Development Cell

Recently the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constituted a project development cell to attract investment in the clean energy sector, particularly solar. The project development cell (PDC) would offer those renewable projects for investment where all necessary spade work like detailed project report, land, etc is complete. The PDC has been constituted […]

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Auction of 41 coal mines defeats India’s efforts to reign in CO2 emissions: CEEW

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the auction of 41 coal mines for commercial mining, saying the market for the commodity is now open and the sales will help turn the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity. But the list of 41 mines showed several are located in biodiversity-rich forest areas in central India, including […]

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IESA proposes to have policy framework for energy storage in electricity act

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has submitted its comments/recommendations on the proposed Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 recently.  The recommendations submitted to the Ministry of Power (MoP) have been put forward by consulting over 100+ energy storage ecosystem players from IESA. The proposed amendment has tried to addressed series of challenges facing the sector and […]

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Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

Statement by Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has crossed borders and oceans, rapidly devastating communities and livelihoods. Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the crisis come amid profound uncertainty […]

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COVID-19 disruptions can foster more resilient energy systems via solar technology: REC Group

The COVID-19 crisis has a disruptive impact to our society from many sides, including the health care system, supply chains and crucial infrastructures as we know them. But it is also a chance for leapfrog improvements to make our infrastructures in the long term more resilient. Critical system concepts here are: decentralization and independence. This […]

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Solar Industry in a Post Pandemic World

COVID-19 is acceleratingly affecting nations across the globe, and bringing daily life and economies to a standstill. The biggest concern of the novel coronavirus outbreak is the uncertainty it holds. Solar, like most other industries is facing its own share of challenges today, and is struggling to meet its target of 100 gigawatt (GW) installed […]

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