India achieves major accomplishment with its renewable energy capacity

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India surpasses the 50 GW mark in renewable energy capacity India has reached another major milestone in its renewable energy sector. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has announced that the country’s operational grid-connected clean power capacity surpassed 50 gigawatts. More than half of this capacity comes from wind power, with solar energy coming in second. Hydropower, bioenergy, and waste-to-energy solutions make up the remainder of the country’s renewable energy capacity. While solar falls significantly behind wind in terms of capacity, India is considered one of the world’s fastest…

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India wants to have only electric cars by 2030

The country has set a high green goal by aiming to put 100% electric-powered cars on the road in less than 15 years. India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, is developing a plan to make every car on the road in the country an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030. Goyal announced this ambitious goal at the Conference on Young Indians. According to Goyal, under the plan, electric cars would be given with zero upfront payment, with the user paying for the vehicle…

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Clean energy efforts in India show signs of revival

The renewable energy industry in India has been slowing down. Even though India’s clean energy market has had a rough past year and seen a decrease in investments, the country needs to throw more support behind its green industry and work toward finding more sufficient, sustainable and cleaner methods than fossil fuels in order to meet its communities growing demands for energy. Solar energy may be headed in a positive direction. India’s solar market is in a state of recovery. The industry suffered many setbacks throughout the past year. A…

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Hydrogen powered autorickshaws making the streets of Delhi cleaner

hydrogen powered autorickshaws are the new cleaner form of transportation

*This image is a regular autorickshaw, not a hydrogen powered autorickshaw Hydrogen powered autorickshaws could help solve the emissions problems of India Throughout India, autorickshaws transport people and goods from location to location. In the city of Delhi, tens of thousands of these autorickshaws operate at all hours of the day. They represent an important piece in the complex public transportation network of the city. Like buses and cars, the autorickshaws use conventional fuel to power themselves. As such, they contribute to the pollution problem of Delhi and the carbon…

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