China and India are on their way to meeting their Paris Agreement goals

Climate Change - Moving Toward Meeting Paris Agreement Goals

China and India may meet their Paris Agreement goals before other countries Both China and India are well on their way to meeting the goals established by the Paris Agreement. The agreement calls upon several countries to make significant cuts to emissions production and embrace renewable energy more aggressively. Analysis from Climate Action Tracker shows that policies in both China and India are helping these countries target emissions. Both of these countries are outpacing the United States in terms of emissions reduction, partly due to shifting support of the Paris…

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India is focusing heavily on electric vehicles

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India may have a massive market for electric vehicles by 2030 India is making a major push to promote clean transportation. The country hopes to have an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030 in order to cut down on emissions and reduce the costs associated with fuel imports. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular in India because they are somewhat less expensive than their conventional counterparts. They also provide those living in large cities with an easy and efficient means of transportation. Government may need to support electric vehicles until market…

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India achieves major accomplishment with its renewable energy capacity

Renewable Energy - Indian Flag on Country Outline

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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NTPC aims to break into India’s growing wind energy market

India Alternative Wind Energy

Country’s largest energy producer seeks to build a new wind project India’s largest energy company, NTPC Limited, is preparing to enter into the wind energy market. Wind power has become one of the fastest renewable energy sectors in the country, presenting companies with new opportunities as India seeks to become more environmentally friendly. NTPC has announced plans to build its first wind energy project, following months of breaking into the quickly growing solar sector. The company hopes to find similar success in the wind energy market that it has seen…

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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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Wind energy may be harnessed from fast moving Metro trains

Delhi University students may have discovered a new way to generate wind power. A group of ten students from Delhi University’s physics and computer science department have received permission from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to install a turbine at one of the underground metro stations to see if it can successfully harness wind energy generated by the trains. A battery measures the power generated by the turbines. The turbine has been installed at the Chandni Chowk metro station and was carefully positioned along the underground tracks located at the…

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Renewable energy developers see promise in India

Energy developers are looking to solve the power deficiency issue in some Indian states Energy developers from around the world are converging on India in order to take advantage of the power deficiency that can be found in many states. Political issues last year saw the formation of a new state in India, called Telangana. The newly form state currently lacks the distributed energy infrastructure it needs to operate effectively, and this has placed pressure on surrounding states. This has created a promising opportunity for developers, however, especially those that…

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India intends to invest billions in renewables

The nation needs to combat chronic energy shortages. According to India’s Power Minister Piyush Goyal, in order to deal with its persistent shortages of energy and to be able to provide power for its 1.2 billion citizens, it is necessary for the country to make a $250 billion investment over the next five years, with $100 billion of investments in renewables, reported Reueters. This huge investment would need to come from the government and the private sector. Goyal said that while the government would invest more money, the bulk of…

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Indian company invests in renewable energy projects

NLC makes $82 million investment in wind and solar energy projects, spurred by government incentives and interest in clean energy The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), a large coal producer in India, has announced that it will be investing $82 million into solar and wind energy projects. Indian companies have been growing increasingly interested in renewable energy in recent years, partly due to the economic prospects of clean power. The Indian government has also been adopting policies that make it mandatory for companies to spend a part of their profits on…

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Asian Development Bank backs Indian renewable energy company

Bank invests in India’s Welspun Renewable Energy The Asian Development Bank has made a significant investment in Welspun Renewable Energy, an energy organization operating in India. Welspun currently boasts of a total capacity of 309 megawatts in its renewable energy capacity throughout India, an additional 200 megawatts worth of new projects currently under construction and 1.2 gigawatts worth of projects in various stages of development. The investment from the Asian Development Bank gives the bank a 13.3% stake in Welspun. India continues to prove itself to be a very active…

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New joint ventures aim to support renewable energy in India

Renewable Energy - Joint Venture

Indian government is backing the formation of two joint ventures that will help build clean energy projects Two new joint ventures are expected to take form in India within the coming months. Both ventures will be state-owned and will be responsible for t he construction of renewable energy projects throughout the country. These ventures will help bring these projects online more quickly, thereby helping India make progress toward meeting its own energy goals. The National Action Plan on Climate Change has recommended that the country derive no less than 10%…

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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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India’s solar energy capacity reaches a new high

Solar capacity continues to grow throughout India India’s solar energy capacity has reached a new milestone. The country has been laboring to develop its solar power sector for some time, but progress has been quite slow. The country’s National Solar Mission has been enforcing the Renewable Purchase Obligation, which is meant to aggressively promote the adoption of clean energy throughout India. As demand for clean power grows, new solar projects are finding the support they need from the energy government, and many of these projects have recently been completed, providing…

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Hydrogen fuel gets a boost in India

India Hydrogen Fuel

Indian agency announces plans to support hydrogen fuel cells India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has some ambitious plans when it comes to renewable energy. The government agency has been a strong supporter of sustainability for some time and has long been working to overcome the various challenges it faces therein. Several forms of renewable energy have been gaining popularity in India, with the most popular being solar power. The agency, however, has plans to draw more attention to hydrogen fuel cells. New program could help promote fuel cells…

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India unveils new solar energy initiative

India Solar Energy

1,172GW of new solar energy capacity to be added to India’s energy grid India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced plans to introduce 1,172 gigawatts of solar energy into the country’s electrical grid. The Indian government has been showing strong interest in solar energy because of the potential economic benefits that are associated with the use of clean power. With one of the largest populations in the world, India experiences high energy demands coming from both its residents and the country’s various businesses. Fossil-fuels are unable to keep…

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