Fossil Fuels

NLC issues tender for 100 MW ISTS-connected solar projects

Chennai-based thermal energy giant NLC India has issued a tender to set up 100 MW ISTS (Inter State Transmission System) connected solar power project on pan India basis with Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for 3 years. NLC India Limited is a government-owned-fossil fuel miner and thermal power generator under the ownership of Ministry of Coal, […]

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Neoen sees bigger appetite for RE as Europe shuns Russian power

French renewable power producer Neoen should benefit from more demand for green energy in Finland, Italy and France as Europe looks to become independent from Russian gas, the company’s chief executive said on Monday. The European Union has announced plans to expand its clean energy capacities as it looks to cut dependency on Russian gas […]

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Focusing Only on Renewables a ‘Fatal Mistake’: Saudi Energy Minister

The Saudi energy minister said on Sunday that focusing only on renewable power sources was a mistake and that the world may not be able to produce all the energy needed for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic and the recovery underway have taught us the value of caution,” said Prince Abdulaziz bin […]

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EU Works for Timely Realisation of 300MW Offshore Wind Target

In a report adopted by the European Parliament, the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have charted out a roadmap on faster deployment of offshore wind in the continent to timely arrest global warming and climate change. This is in line with the ‘EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy’ that sets out the goals of reaching 60 […]

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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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