Category Archives: Fossil Fuel

India Energy Statistics 2017

India_Energy_Statistics_2017 FOREWORD Energy being a strategic commodity plays a significant role in economic development of a country. Energy systems in India have evolved over last six decades along with country’s economic development, supporting the aspiration of 1.2 billion people, within … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Fossil Fuel, India | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

China steals an unsavory global spotlight for the thick, noxious smog that often chokes its mega-cities. Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing, for example, that Chinese officials aim to slash its local coal consumption by 30% in 2017. … Continue reading

Posted in China, Climate Change, Coal, Forestry, Fossil Fuel, Germany, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, India, Low Carbon Emission, MNRE, News, Pollution, Power Generation, Renewables, Solar, USA, Waste To Energy, Wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Solar nearly level with wind and out-competing fossil fuels in developing countries – BNEF

Average capital expenditure (capex) for PV projects in developing countries during 2015 stood at US$2.15 million/MW, rapidly approaching average wind capex of US$2.02 million/MW. Credit: BNEF Driven by steep cost declines in PV equipment, solar is now on a par … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Commercial, Fossil Fuel, Grid Connected, India, Low Carbon Emission, News, Power Generation, PV, Renewables, Residential, Rooftop, Solar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air Pollution now a Modi Government Priority

Barely 16 miles from central Delhi, a 40-year-old coal-fired power plant run by NTPC Ltd. stands testament to the bargain struck by India’s capital city: The world’s dirtiest air for electricity. The state-owned utility is now seeking to cut emissions across its … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Coal, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel, Government, India, Ministry of Power, News, NTPC, Pollution, Power Generation, Prime Minister | Tagged , , , , , ,

Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can’t Stop Renewables Now

  Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh. Here are seven reasons why humanity’s transition to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Coal, Fossil Fuel, Greenhouse Gases, Grid Connected, Grid Interactive Distributed Solar Energy Systems, India, News, Pollution, PV, Renewables, Solar, USA, Wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

India’s solar dream fuelled by global trends

The country plans to install 100 GW capacity of solar-generated electricity by 2022, a five-time increase from a previous target. India’s plan to install 100 GW capacity of solar-generated electricity by 2022, a five-time increase from a previous target, only … Continue reading

Posted in Batch I, Batch II, Climate Change, Coal, Commercial, Crystalline, Fossil Fuel, Global Warming, Grid Connected, Grid Interactive Distributed Solar Energy Systems, JNNSM, Phase I, Phase II, Power Generation, PV, Renewables, Residential, Rooftop, Rural Lighting, Solar, Solar Parks, Solar Pumps, Solar Thermal, Thin Film, Tranche I | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

WHO has reclassified diesel emissions as a group 1 carcinogen for its strong link with lung cancer

Only at the level of Euro VI norms can India effectively and nearly close the gap between diesel and petrol emissions, says one of India’s top vehicle fuel pollution analysts. India is in the grip of massive dieselization, while the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Fossil Fuel, Greenhouse Gases, Pollution | Tagged , ,