Renewable energy

Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 M deal for environmental grants

Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 M deal for environmental grants

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has awarded USD 20 million in grants through his environmental foundation.

Sep 20, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

Shell, SoftBank among potential suitors for $5 bn renewable energy firm Equis

Royal Dutch Shell and SoftBank are among several global groups considering bidding for Equis Energy, Asia`s largest independent renewable energy producer valued at up to $5 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

Jul 25, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Renewable Energy will reach 49 percent in India by 2040: Report

Renewable Energy will reach 49 percent in India by 2040: Report

Wind and solar energy account for 48 percent of installed capacity and 34 percent of electricity generation world-wide by 2040.

Jun 17, 2017, 15:47 PM IST
India 'thinking big' and 'moving big': US lawmakers

India 'thinking big' and 'moving big': US lawmakers

India is moving quite quickly in a number of areas as well, again, on renewable energy, which is kind of a golden thread.

May 26, 2017, 08:53 AM IST
Switzerland voters back govt's plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy

Switzerland voters back govt's plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy

In a referendum on Sunday, May 21, more than 58% voted in favour of a government's law that will ban new nuclear plants in the country.

May 24, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
PM Modi reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors

PM Modi reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including petroleum and natural gas, power, renewable energy and housing.

 

May 09, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Unveiled - ISRO's solar hybrid electric car

Unveiled - ISRO's solar hybrid electric car

The Solar Hybrid Electric Car, designed and developed using in-house expertise, was successfully demonstrated recently in a test drive at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.

May 04, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
NextGen energy: German scientists testing world’s largest ‘artificial sun’ to make hydrogen fuel

NextGen energy: German scientists testing world’s largest ‘artificial sun’ to make hydrogen fuel

The device called Synlight, which they believe could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel, is being developed at the German Aerospace Center near Cologne, Germany.

Mar 27, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

India headed for a green energy revolution: Harvard scientist

 The inventor of the artificial leaf and co-creator of its bionic version plans to launch a pilot of the advanced technology in India with the assertion that a "renewable energy revolution will take place" in the country.

Jan 22, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Sweden's recycling so sophisticated, country running out of garbage

Sweden's recycling so sophisticated, country running out of garbage

Sweden's recycling system is so sophisticated that only less than 1 per cent of its household waste has been sent to landfill last year.

Dec 12, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

Pakistan setting up world's largest 1,000 MW solar park to promote renewable energy

Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2016 to promote effective conservation and efficient use of energy.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:24 PM IST
'Emerging economies like India investing more in clean energy'

'Emerging economies like India investing more in clean energy'

The renewable energy boom is not limited to industrialised countries as emerging economies like India have invested more in such technologies than developed world, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

Nov 17, 2016, 12:43 PM IST

'Food waste may store solar, wind energy'

Some scientists have been exploring sugar alcohols as a possible material for making thermal storage work, but this direction has some limitations.

Sep 15, 2016, 15:50 PM IST
Government to set up Rs 1.5k crore payment security fund for solar projects

Government to set up Rs 1.5k crore payment security fund for solar projects

Government is in the process of setting up a Rs 1,500-crore fund to avoid delays in releasing viability gap funding (VGF) to solar power developers under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

Aug 28, 2016, 11:11 AM IST
India's progress incomplete without infra expansion: PM Modi

India's progress incomplete without infra expansion: PM Modi

India's progress is incomplete without rapid expansion and upgradation of basic infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday while underlining that his government's efforts are characterised by speed and scale to usher in "an era of historic growth".

Aug 23, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

NITI Aayog to unveil National Energy Policy in 3 months

NITI Aayog is likely to unveil the new National Energy Policy in the next three months with a focus on air quality issue, renewable energy, natural gas, universal electrification and clean cooking fuel.

Aug 05, 2016, 19:39 PM IST
Renewable power tariff below Rs 5 to impact viability: Suzlon Chairman

Renewable power tariff below Rs 5 to impact viability: Suzlon Chairman

 Terming India as a "promising" market for renewable energy, Suzlon group Chairman Tulsi Tanti said the sector is "demanding" too, with tariffs going below Rs 5 per unit that can impact economic viability of companies.

Jul 04, 2016, 14:14 PM IST
State power ministers' conference in Goa from today

State power ministers' conference in Goa from today

Power ministers from states across the country will meet for a two-day conference in Goa starting on Thursday to review, plan and monitor the sector.
 

Jun 16, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
Watch: Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in Pennsylvania!

Watch: Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in Pennsylvania!

The sun-powered single-seater aircraft, piloted by Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard reached its destination at 8:49 pm CDT after a near 17-hour flight from Dayton, Ohio.

May 26, 2016, 12:35 PM IST
 Suzlon bags 105 MW wind project order from Greenko Group

Suzlon bags 105 MW wind project order from Greenko Group

Renewable energy major Suzlon Group on Monday announced its maiden order win of 105 MW from Greenko Group with over 1 GW of operating assets

Apr 11, 2016, 13:07 PM IST