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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced it is significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables, thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. According to the IEA, renewables surpassed coal in 2015 to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. The latest edition of the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Market Report now sees renewables growing 13% more between 2015 and 2021... »
The government plans to introduce feed-in-tariff shortly to boost production of electricity from renewable sources in a bid to ensure energy security and cut carbon emission. Feed-in-tariff is a policy designed to accelerate investment in renewable energy technologies such as solar, biomass, hydropower and wind by providing tariff above the retail rate of electricity to producers. Under FIT, the state offers long-term contracts to producers. “We will go for feed-in-tariff,”... »
A ground-breaking project based in Bangladesh, which allows villagers to earn by selling excess solar energy to neighbors, was announced yesterday as one of 13 winners of the United Nations climate change awards. With the help of SOLshare’s innovative technical solution, marginalised households without the means to finance their own solar power systems are able to purchase clean electricity from their neighbours at low cost, said a press release yesterday.... »
NEW DELHI: Various power sector experts, including those at Central Electricity Authority (CEA), have warned that the unprecedented surge in renewable energy capacity in the next few years will severely stress thermal power plants, but power secretary PK Pujari remains upbeat about the sector. Thermal power plants are operating at an all-time low of just over 50% of their capacities, triggering a debate within the industry on whether the country... »
US on Tuesday assured India of “doing more” by providing it finances for innovative renewable energy projects while asserting that it is the “only way” of meeting the challenge of climate change. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the civil nuclear cooperation between both the countries will bring affordable and clean energy to tens of millions of Indian households. “To build on our shared leadership in combating climate... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said, The efficient use of energy should start from our family. He also stated that all the countrymen should work together to raise the public awareness in using fuels efficiently at homes. On Tuesday, the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) and Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves (GACC) jointly organized a campaign program for modern stoves at Keraniganj... »
Speakers at a seminar on solar energy on Wednesday urged the government to take more initiatives to promote renewable energy across the country, particularly in the off-grid areas. “Rural people in the off-grid areas can get electricity at low-cost price if the government takes the initiative. There is huge potential of solar power to be utilised for small and agro-based industries,” said Dr. Khandaker Mokaddem Hossain, pro-vice chancellor of Bangladesh... »
ABB wins 1st commercial order for breakthrough 15-second flash charging technology to enable CO2-free public transport in Geneva. Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zero-emission mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future urban transportation Zurich, Switzerland, July 15, 2016 – ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport... »
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first “magical” solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane. Applause broke out as the experimental plane set down at Seville airport in southern Spain just before 7:40 am (0540 GMT) where a team was on the ground to welcome Swiss pilot and adventurer Bertrand Piccard. “It is so fantastic!”, Piccard told the... »
Solar battery exporters face a stumbling block in the thriving Nepalese market as the Himalayan nation increased above 245 per cent import-level duties, prompting the country’s solar battery manufacturers to seek commerce ministry’s intervention. The abrupt rise in the duties proposed in the national budget of Nepal for the financial year 2016-17 would hamper the prospects of battery exports from Bangladesh to the rapidly flourishing market in Nepal, said Bangladesh... »