Unsustainable. 128 Non-functional Solar Plants in J&K due to Callous Attitude

In a scathing indictment of the way taxpayer money is allowed to be wasted, including in renewable energy, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has highlighted the shocking state of 128 solar plants in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir). Set up at police establishments, these plants have been non-functional since 2014 due to non-settlement of payment […]

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India Should Double Down on Renewable to Achieve Energy Targets 2030: Study

India should double down on renewables to achieve its aggressive renewable energy targets in India’s electricity grid in 2030, according to a recent study by the researchers at UC Santa Barbara.  The study analyzes electricity and carbon reduction costs linked with India’s energy targets in the electricity grid in 2030 and discovers that the majority […]

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‘Mobilising Finance for EVs in India’ Report by Niti Aayog

India has signalled that the future of mobility is electric. The economics of vehicle electrification are improving, with battery pack prices decreasing from about Rs 75,000/kWh in 2010 to Rs 13,000/kWh in 2019. Despite a dip in EV sales in 2020, due to the economic effects of COVID-19, confidence in India’s EV future will continue […]

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Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Estimated to Reach 11.7 GW by 2023: Report

India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 GW by 2023, according to a new report by IEEFA and JMK Research. India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2023, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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SEforALL Report on State of Global Mini-Grid Markets 2020

The Mini-Grids Partnership (MGP) report is a culmination of combined effort and true collaboration between different organizations. This report was commissioned by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), on behalf of the MGP, a consortium of over 300 stakeholders with representation from funders/financiers, government, private sector/industry and other enablers. It aims to raise awareness about mini-grids, […]

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CPI Report on Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2019

Four years after world leaders negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement, national policies and market signals are starting to reflect the urgency of increasing finance into areas of the economy that address climate change. However, a new study shows that while investment in climate action has been steadily increasing, it remains far short of the economy-wide transformation […]

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Wind & Solar With Storage to Ease Energy Transition in Australia

Growth of renewables has changed the market dynamics of the electricity system in Australia, and stakeholders now prefer Battery storage-backed wind and solar farms The growth of variable renewable energy and distributed energy resources has changed the market dynamics of the electricity system in Australia. To meet the increasing demand for power in the country […]

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IEEFA Report on Indonesia’s Solar Policies, Designed to Fail?

Consistent and market-relevant enabling policies are key to building affordable solar power. Unfortunately, this basic principle has been overlooked as Indonesia has cycled through a patchwork of solar policies that have driven many experienced investors and developers to the sidelines. The proof is in the numbers. Despite having substantial solar resources, Indonesia’s solar policy framework […]

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IEEFA Report on Electric Vehicles and Batteries Can Drive Growth of Residential Solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany. These technologies are expected to be at the center of global energy system disruption in the future, because of declining costs and their close fit with a global energy system increasingly transitioning towards decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitalisation and democratisation. […]

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