Dr Ajay Mathur

Beyond Net Zero at 2070. PM Modi Makes Key Promises For India At COP26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech at the COP26 Glasgow on November 1, did make a concession to activists demanding a net zero target from India. 2070. If that seems underwhelming (China has a commitment of net zero by 2060), then you might miss the really important part of his promises. The 500 GW […]

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John Kerry Gives a Huge Solar Endorsement at ISA Assembly Keynote

At the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA) fourth general assembly, John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and 68th U.S. Secretary of State, delivered the keynote address. In his address, Kerry highlighted the opportunities in the solar sector towards climate action and India as an investment destination for solar power. 106 countries are participating in […]

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ISA’s Special Assembly Elects Dr. Ajay Mathur As New Director General

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has announced Dr. Ajay Mathur as its new Director General following his election at the first special assembly, which was held virtually. A confederacy of 73 member countries, ISA was established in late 2015 to facilitate the demand for and use of safe, sustainable, and affordable solar energy for all. […]

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Covid-19 Created Opportunity to Implement Greener, More Circular Economy: Dr. Ajay Mathur

The coronavirus pandemic has created the opportunity to implement a greener, more circular economy, said Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, (TERI). He was speaking at a webinar hosted to mark the World Environment Day on the theme, “Resource Efficiency for Greening of Recovery and fostering Sustainable Economic Growth in a […]

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India’s Reservoirs Can Generate 280 GW Power via Floating Solar: TERI

India’s reservoirs have 18,000 sq. km of area with the potential to generate 280 GW of solar power through floating solar photovoltaics (FSPVs) plants, according to a new study by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), an energy and environment think tank. TERI’s new report titled ‘Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV): A Third Pillar to Solar […]

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Here’s how Indian Solar Industry Evaluates the Budget 2020

The stakeholders from the solar industry has broadly welcomed the Narendra Modi led NDA government’s Union Budget 2020, as this time the power and renewable energy sector managed to get more attention in the budget. This time Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget got more relevance as it came at a time when the country’s economy […]

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Experts Stress Equity in India’s Push for a Green Economy

As per the ILO report, 77.4 percent jobs in India are ‘vulnerable’. A transition to a green economy in India must be a ‘Just Transition’, keeping in mind vulnerable livelihoods. A Just Transition would need to look at the labour surplus issue in India especially for those employed in agriculture and informal sectors. These were […]

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Future to be Driven by Clean Mobility Powered with RE: Dr. Ajay Mathur

The event facilitated the exchange of knowledge and experience and initiated sustainable partnerships in the fields of renewable energy and e-mobility. The future is expected to be driven by clean mobility powered with abundantly available renewable energy (RE), said Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). “If powered by clean energy, […]

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Govt to Sustain Investors Confidence Via Steady Policy, Ensuring Timely Payment to Developers: Dr. Ajay Mathur

Demand generation of solar power through compliance to the provision of solar RPOs needs to be continued with strict monitoring. The government needs to work on sustaining the confidence level of investors through steady policy of procurement process and ensuring timely payments to the developers. On technical side, grid balancing mechanisms through demand side management […]

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