More than 300,000 job positions can be created in India’s renewable energy sector by 2022, mainly in the rooftop solar field, according to a joint report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
President Donald Trump’s new proposal to make his signature border wall with Mexico a solar generator seems a bright idea for a leader who has focused on reviving coal, but it would face huge regulatory hurdles.
India’s leadership in creation of International Solar Alliance (ISA) is commendable, and now the country is considering renewable energy applications beyond electricity, said Jamshyd Godrej, Chairperson, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.
Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, Coal and Mines Piyush Goyal on Wednesday visited Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited-Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. On his maiden visit to RINL, the Union Minister planted saplings on the occasion at the dedication park.
Gujarat saw its highest ever levels of power generation from wind energy, thanks to high wind velocities on its coast and steadily increasing generation capacity.
The National Skill Development Corporation and Schneider Electric are coming together to set up 100 laboratories across the country and a centre of excellence in the national capital region in the coming year.
There is fresh traction for the Centre’s solar push, with new flag bearers beginning to eclipse the more established ones. Andhra Pradesh has emerged on top in terms of cumulative solar project capacity, surpassing the traditional solar leaders — Rajasthan and Gujarat — to report the highest installed solar generation capacity till March 2017.
The new building code development process was a participative exercise led by BEE. Five working groups, comprising leading building architects, energy efficiency and renewable energy experts and institutions in the country, oversaw and advised the code development process.
Over the last few years, India has significantly transformed its energy policy, with renewable energy emerging as the dominant source of capacity addition. This is triggered by two key factors. First, the government’s strong thrust on the area it aims to build 175 gigawatt of generation capacity by 2022, and achieve 40% cumulative power capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.
India is making a big push towards point-to-point mass rapid transport systems using renewable energy sources, including its first electric highway and Metrino pods.