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ACEN Completes World’s First ETM Transaction, Retiring Out Coal Plant

ACEN, the energy platform of the Ayala Group, has disclosed the full divestment of the South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation (SLTEC) coal plant using the energy transition mechanism (ETM), the first ETM deal in the world. The official statement by ACEN informs that the landmark transaction will enable the early retirement of the 246-MW coal […]

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RRECL Floats 50 MW of Solar Tender in Rajasthan Under Resco Model

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has invited bids for 50 MW of solar tender with grid-connected rooftop SPV power plants of different capacities for government undertaking buildings anywhere in Rajasthan under the RESCO model. The last date for submitting the online bid is November 28, 2022, till 04:00 pm. Bids will be opened on […]

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EU, Kazakhstan Sign Agreement on Critical Raw Materials, Batteries & Renewable Hydrogen

On the sidelines of COP27 in Egypt, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, have signed an MoU to develop renewable hydrogen and battery value chains. The objective is to boost the green and digital transformation of both sides’ economies. The agreement is also aimed at ensuring development […]

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Greater Efficiency, Lower Cost- Could Transparent Solar Cells Be The Next Big Thing?

For several decades, Switzerland has been home to some pioneering scientific innovations in renewable energy. In what could be termed a breakthrough in the solar world, scientists from the country have developed dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) that promise the benefits of record-setting efficiency levels along with the holy grail of low cost and flexibility. How […]

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Indo-Russia Talks Open Doors to Energy Cooperation, Hydrocarbon Production

India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar held talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow about cooperation in several areas, including energy. In furtherance of the discussions held. India and Russia will explore energy-related projects in the Arctic shelf and the Russian Far East. “We are seeing growing concerns on energy and food security […]

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Offers For 3500 MW Pour In For PTC India Call For 1000 MW RE From Developers

PTC India, the listed power trading firm, has announced that it has received a strong response to its call for expressions of interest from relevant players to supply 1000 MW of renewable energy for onward sales through market linked products. The 500 MW plus 500 MW greenshoe option was part pf Phase 1 of PTC […]

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The Solar Goldmine – Entrepreneurship In India’s Solar sector

Ishan Chaturvedi, Co-Founder & Director at Vareyn Solar writes on what aspiring entrepreneurs should expect from India’s solar sector The surge in preference for renewable energy worldwide has brought solar power to the centre stage. In cognizance of the Indian government’s initiatives, schemes, and increased demand for renewable energy many entrepreneurs are taking the plunge […]

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KKR to Invest $400 Million in Sterlite Backed Serentica Renewables

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), a leading global investment firm, and Gurugram-based Serentica Renewables, a decarbonization platform that seeks to enable the energy transition by providing complex clean energy solutions for energy-intensive, hard-to-abate industries, have announced the signing of definitive agreements. Under the agreements, KKR will invest $400 million in the company. Standard Chartered Bank acted […]

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Masdar, Infinity Joint Venture Powers COP 27 with Green Energy

There couldn’t have been a better occasion and a symbol for Masdar than to offer green energy coming from renewable sources for COP-27 under UNFCCC. A joint venture between UAE’s flagship RE company and Egypt’s Infinity called – Infinity Power Holding – announced that the solar PV plant it has developed in Sharm El-Sheikh is […]

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