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IRENA and China State Grid to Advance Transition via Power System Enhancements

IRENA and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to […]

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China vs US: The New Battle for Energy Supremacy

At his first news conference since taking office, US President Joe Biden had said in March that he would outspend China on innovation and infrastructure so that the latter’s dream of superseding the US to become the most powerful and wealthiest country would not come to fruition, at least not on “his watch.”  The President’s […]

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India’s First Li-ion Battery Plant in Karnataka

Vikram Handa, son-in-law of steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal, set up Epsilon Advanced Materials Pvt in Karnataka in August last year to become the first manufacturer of lithium-ion battery parts in India. Handa’s investment in the plant will be a whopping Rs 60 billion ($807 million) so that 1 lakh tonnes of synthetic graphite anode can […]

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DGTR Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation on Fluoro Backsheets for PV Modules

DGTR has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on Fluoro Backsheets used in the manufacturing of solar modules exported from China The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has notified that upon successful application by Renewsys India, it has initiated an investigation to determine the existence, degree and effect of any alleged dumping of Fluoro Backsheets used […]

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Battery And EV Maker BYD Profit Up 162% in 2020, On Increased Demand

The China-based automotive subsidiary of BYD, BYD Auto Co., Ltd. reported stellar profit numbers, up 162 percent for the year 2020, yesterday. The sharp profit growth are on the back of increased demand worldwide for its electric vehicles, especially buses, where it is a global leader. BYD’s net income reached 4.2 billion yuan or USD […]

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Global Wind Power Installations Hit Record Levels in 2020

Industry to install nearly 1 TW of new capacity from 2021 to 2030 114 GW of new wind capacity was added globally in 2020, representing an 82% increase year-over-year (YoY), according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. This is the highest global annual installation total on record.   China’s National Energy Administration reported 72 GW […]

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Global Wind Energy Growth Must Triple by 2030 to Achieve Net-Zero: GWEC

2020 was the best year in history for global wind industry, but a new report warns that this growth is not enough to achieve net-zero by 2050 2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry with 93 GW of new capacity installed – a 53 percent year-on-year increase – but a […]

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The BCD Calculus: Will It Deliver The Right Outcomes?

As expected, once it did arrive, India’s Basic Customs Duty (BCD) plan for solar cells and equipment has managed to create just the sort of furore that the government claims it seeks to avoid. After all, for once, this was a decision that was long in coming, with intent having been announced last year itself, […]

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Chinese NEV, HEV Sales to Rise Over 15-fold by 2035: WoodMac

Sales of China’s new energy vehicles (NEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) combined are expected to rise 15-fold or more by 2035 with their share in total new car sales exceeding 80%, says Wood Mackenzie. In the latest Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0, China aims to phase out conventional internal combustion engine […]

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