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India 2024: An energised India

Providing affordable and accessible energy to every citizen while ensuring energy security has been the cornerstone of India’s energy policy. Over the years, this policy has been shaped by numerous socio-economic and political factors including the dichotomy between a nationalised Indian energy sector (upstream and downstream) and a more ‘liberated’ economy; centre-state relations; a rising

2019-05-17T06:50:00-05:00Tags: |

Low-Income Households Need to Be Part of the Clean Energy Revolution

Nearly a third of U.S. households struggle to afford their energy bills, with one in five cutting back on or forgoing necessities such as food or medicine to pay for electricity and heat, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Some 14 percent have received a disconnection notice, and 10 percent keep temperatures at unsafe

2019-05-16T06:38:03-05:00Tags: |

Integrated approach could help to end energy poverty

With almost four years completed since the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we face a narrowing window of opportunity to mobilize the disruptive solutions and ambitious partnerships needed to bend the curve and improve the lives of billions within that timeframe, or indeed sooner. Nowhere is a sense of urgency greater

2019-05-15T05:40:03-05:00Tags: |

New battery to store clean energy

Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published Friday in the journal Batteries and Supercaps, researchers from The Ohio State University detailed their findings centering around the

2019-05-14T05:49:08-05:00Tags: |

Why off-grid blooms in middle-income countries

Two hypotheses are natural starting points to address the question around pockets of growth. Firstly, off-grid will be attractive where there is strong demand for electricity. If off-grid electricity responds to energy poverty, then it can be expected that countries with lower electrification rates will be fertile grounds for these technologies. A second explanation could

2019-05-10T07:42:54-05:00Tags: |

AI is on its way to becoming the brain of the grid

In May 2017, Bill Gates wrote an open letter to college graduates offering some career advice. In it, he said if he was starting out today, he’d consider entering one of these three fields: artificial intelligence, energy or bioscience. On artificial intelligence (AI), he said, “We have only begun to tap into all the ways

2019-05-08T07:25:54-05:00Tags: |

What happens when schools go solar?

Sunshine splashing onto school rooftops and campuses across the country is an undertapped resource that could help shrink electricity bills, new research suggests. The study, published in the April issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research Letters, shows taking advantage of all viable space for solar panels could allow schools to meet up to 75

2019-05-06T07:50:25-05:00Tags: |

Solar power: India calls for concerted efforts to ensure energy

Dubai: India has called for concerted efforts across Asia to ensure energy security in the region for sustainable development and poverty eradication by pursuing non-polluting renewable sources such as solar power. Speaking at the 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Doha, Qatar, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh urged

2019-05-02T08:13:08-05:00Tags: |

Renewable energy to outpace coal for first time ever in US

Another tipping point in energy seems to be on the horizon, as renewable energy in the US is expected to surpass coal in electricity generation for the first time this month. Renewables (including hydro, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal) are projected to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants in April, according to the Institute for

2019-05-01T06:56:35-05:00Tags: |

Renewable Energy and Economic Development in Malawi

In October 2018, Oxfam contracted an external evaluation of a project focused on access to renewable energy on social and economic development for smallholder farmers in Malawi. Between April 2015 and September 2018, renewable energy technologies were introduced in 3 districts, namely, Lilongwe and Mchinji in Central Malawi and Rumphi in Northern Malawi for small-scale

2019-04-27T15:07:28-05:00Tags: |

Michigan mulls lifting barrier to solar energy on farmland

As states consider the compatibility of utility-scale solar projects on farmland, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration is revisiting a state policy that the industry says has acted as a barrier. Michigan’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program provides tax incentives to landowners who keep land under contract for agricultural practices for decades. In 2017, under

2019-04-24T07:20:34-05:00Tags: |

Community renewables – on to version 2.0?

In 2014, the government set out a strategy for a million homes to be powered by community energy schemes by 2020, according to the Community Energy Manifesto produced by a coalition of 20 community energy projects and affiliated groups. “Four years on, that vision has been abandoned with only 67,000 homes powered by community energy,”

2019-04-19T07:54:48-05:00Tags: |

Hydropowered countries suffer higher levels of poverty

Countries relying on the world's biggest and most established source of renewable electricity have seen their poverty, corruption and debt levels rise and their economy slow at significantly greater rates than nations which use other energy resources over the last three decades, a major new study has found. The study also found that hydropower states

2019-04-19T07:47:32-05:00Tags: |

5 of the Best TED Talks About Renewable Energy

Let's be real: Renewable energy is super cool. Harnessing virtually limitless energy from the natural world? Check. Without releasing dangerous carbon pollution into our atmosphere? Double check. Around the world, cities, states, countries, and companies are making the switch to clean, renewable energy to help stop climate change. Better yet? It just makes good economic

2019-04-17T07:00:22-05:00Tags: |

Renewable Energy Companies Add Jobs In Wisconsin

Wisconsin continues to add renewable energy jobs, even as the industry saw a national slowdown in 2018. That’s according to the latest Clean Jobs Midwest report from national advocacy groups Environmental Entrepreneurs and Clean Energy Trust. The report found Wisconsin added 1,786 jobs in the clean energy industry in 2018, a 2.4 percent increase over the

2019-04-10T07:34:35-05:00Tags: |

Powering up the ‘last mile’ in renewable energy rollout

It takes Habiba Ali at least a three-hour drive to get to her customers – what energy experts would call ‘the last mile’. When she sets off from her base in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, it’s usually without knowing where to find the places and people most in need of solar power. But despite the constant

2019-03-29T08:50:33-05:00Tags: |

Companies Make It Easier To Buy Renewable Energy

Going green is often easier said than done, but a new business organization is hoping to change that. While focusing on large-scale energy buyers, the group plans to push for changes that could make renewable power more accessible for all Americans. Companies from a variety of industries — including Walmart, General Motors, Google and Johnson

2019-03-28T07:14:57-05:00Tags: |