Fossil Fuels

Global Electricity Demand Growing Faster than Renewables: IEA Report

Renewables are expanding quickly but not enough to satisfy a strong rebound in global electricity demand this year, resulting in a sharp rise in the use of coal power that risks pushing carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector to record levels next year, says a new report from the International Energy Agency. After falling […]

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Majority of New Renewables Beat Cheapest Fossil Fuel on Cost: IRENA

The share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled in 2020, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. 162 gigawatts (GW) or 62 per cent of total renewable power generation added last year had lower costs than the cheapest new fossil fuel option. […]

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The Place of Renewables in India’s Future Power Grid

Indian power sector, one of the largest in the world, comprises one synchronised national grid that serves the entire nation. In the last decade, the transmission system has expanded from 2.4 L circuit kilometres in 2011 to 4.4 L circuit kilometres in 2021, with inter-regional transfer capacity growing to 105 GW. A recent energy event […]

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Impact of Global Shift of Funds Away From Fossil Fuels on India: IEEFA

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero Emissions (NZE) roadmap by 2050 is compatible with the Paris goal of restricting the temperature increase to below 1.5 degree Celsius. As per the NZE roadmap, the use of unabated fossil fuels declines sharply to just over a fifth of the total energy supply. More than two-thirds of […]

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Green Hydrogen Not a Blanket Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Green hydrogen is increasingly being built up as the ideal clean fuel for a carbon-neutral tomorrow, but is it a viable replacement for the use of fossil fuels in cars or domestic heating systems? In a recently published study conducted by Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), scientists have found that even though […]

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IFC to Support Azerbaijan’s Shift from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

In a bid to develop the offshore wind energy sector as part of Azerbaijan’s efforts to shift to renewable energy sources, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Energy today signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim is to support the country in reducing reliance on fossil fuels for electricity […]

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Africa To Get Its Fair Share Solar Power Soon- Report

  The 2020  Intersolar Africa Market Report 2020,  produced by Intersolar Europe in association with BSW solar (Germany) and Becquerel Institute, points to the huge potential across the African continent, and some new opportunities for solar in Africa.   Africa, the continent with a population equal to India and total area of over nine times India, […]

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Need for Decreasing Energy Consumption Driving Demand for Smart Solar Solutions

The focus on renewable energy resources has risen considerably over the years. With the condition of the environment worsening day by day due to the excessive utilization of fossil fuels for energy generation, governments of different countries are now paying attention to renewable energy resources. Moreover, the population across the globe has been increasing at […]

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Shell & Total Still Investing Much More in Fossil Fuels Than RE: IEEFA

While Shell and Total are shifting towards RE technologies, around 90 percent of their capital continues to be spent on fossil fuels, finds a new report While Shell and Total are shifting towards renewable energy (RE) technologies, around 90 percent of their capital continues to be spent on fossil fuels, finds a new report from […]

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