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Tag: Renewable Energy & Green Transition

Fukushima N-wastewater controversy

Context: On April 13, 2021, Japan’s government announced plans to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea over the next 30 years. The wastewater is a by-product of the catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which […]

Renewable Energy Technology Action Platform (RETAP)

Context: US Department of Energy (DOE) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have together launched US-India Renewable Energy Technology Action Platform (RETAP) under the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership.  About Renewable Energy Technology Action Platform Work under the RETAP is guided by five […]

Green Hydrogen Standard

Context: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has notified the Green Hydrogen Standard which outlines the emission thresholds that must be met for hydrogen produced to be classified as ‘Green’, i.e., from renewable sources. This move is expected to bring a clarity to Green […]

India may join offshore wind alliance

Context: India is “very actively” considering joining the Global Offshore Wind Alliance in an attempt to improve its energy transition standing, said Gauri Singh, deputy director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which played a key role in forming the alliance. What […]

Green Finance

Context: Preliminary estimates conducted for Paris Agreement suggest that at least US$ 2.5 trillion (at 2014-15 prices) will be required for meeting its climate change actions between 2015 and 2030 (Government of India, 2015). India’s ambition of generating 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by […]

Focus on Methane emissions at COP-28

Context: Speaking at the inaugural UAE Climate Tech summit,  COP28 President Designate Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber called upon the oil and gas industry to phase out methane emissions by 2030 and align in favour of comprehensive net-zero emission plans by or before 2050. Methane […]

Over half of the heavy industry eyeing Low Carbon hydrogen

Context: As many as 62% of heavy industrial organisations across sectors are considering using low-carbon hydrogen to replace carbon-intensive systems, according to a recent report from the Capgemini Research Institute titled “Low Carbon Hydrogen – A Path to a Greener Future.” According to the […]

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS)

They are a group of technologies for capturing of CO2 from large and stationary CO2 emitting sources, such as fossil fuel-based powerplants and other industries. CCUS also involves the transport of the captured CO2 to sites, either for utilisation in different applications or injection […]

Pumped Storage Projects

Presently, Pumped Storage Projects (PSP) and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are the major feasible options to store Renewable Energy. Recently, the Ministry of Power has issued draft guidelines to promote the development of Pump Storage Projects (PSP) in the country. Under the draft […]

Net zero waste from buildings

All upcoming housing societies and commercial complexes in the country will soon have to mandatorily ensure net­ zero waste and have their liquid discharge treated, as part of the Union government’s push for reforming and modernising the sewage disposal system.  What is the concept of Net Zero Waste? How can we achieve Net Zero? Step 1. Reducing: Efforts should be made to reduce the waste generation to the […]

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Regulations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), responding to the increase in ESG investing and the demand by investors for information on ESG risks, substantially revised the annual Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR) required by the 1,000 largest listed companies in India.  What are E.S.G regulations? ESG regulation is any set of requirements on an organization to publicly disclose information about their performance in environmental, social, or governance topics. ESG disclosures are highly […]

Renewable Energy in India

As the world’s fastest-growing major economy with rising energy needs, India will account for approximately 25 per cent of the global energy demand growth between 2020-2040, as per BP energy outlook and IEA estimates. Ensuring energy access, availability and affordability for large population is […]

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