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India to seek billion-dollar assistance from the World Bank for just transition programme
world bank India to seek billion-dollar assistance from the World Bank for just transition programme

The programme, which aims to follow the principles of a just transition for all, seeks to address the rights and needs of all stakeholders, whether directly or indirectly involved in the coal ecosystem..

Delays and glitches mar Uttarakhand’s solar self-employment scheme
renewable energy Delays and glitches mar Uttarakhand’s solar self-employment scheme

The Uttarakhand government started the ambitious scheme in September 2020 when migrant workers and youth were returning to the state due to COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns, and loss of jobs..

India’s biomass power sector meets target but stares at a stagnant future
environment India’s biomass power sector meets target but stares at a stagnant future

In fact, according to the official data, over the last 10 years, biomass power generation has achieved the yearly targets of new capacity addition several times..

Is India’s rooftop solar sector being ignored for large-scale projects?
renewable energy Is India’s rooftop solar sector being ignored for large-scale projects?

The lack of enough financial options has been a concern too since the initial costs of installing rooftop solar are still high..

India’s tidal power potential hampered by high costs and environmental risks
renewable energy India’s tidal power potential hampered by high costs and environmental risks

Ocean energy refers to all forms of renewable energy derived from the sea including tidal power which is harnessed by converting energy from the natural rise and fall of ocean tides and currents to electricity..

India’s struggling wind power sector needs fresh air to regain growth
renewable energy India’s struggling wind power sector needs fresh air to regain growth

Another major reason that the experts and developers highlight behind the slow growth of the wind power sector is the difficulty in securing the land for the projects – something that has been hampering the growth of the solar sector as well..

The role of hydropower projects in development and disasters in Uttarakhand
environment The role of hydropower projects in development and disasters in Uttarakhand

Despite the proclamation of hydropower’s economic prospect, it remained an insignificant source of income for the state..

Chhattisgarh plans biofuel production from paddy
agriculture Chhattisgarh plans biofuel production from paddy

Prasad said that the Bastar region is suitable for setting up rice-based biofuel plants, and even though biofuel can be made from any type of carbohydrate there should be a regular and assured supply of raw materials..

Bigwigs of India’s fossil-fuel industry could drive the country’s green energy sector
renewable energy Bigwigs of India’s fossil-fuel industry could drive the country’s green energy sector

India has an ambitious plan to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022..

Subsidies for India’s renewable sector are falling, needs renewed support, says study
renewable energy Subsidies for India’s renewable sector are falling, needs renewed support, says study

The report stressed that reforming fossil fuel subsidies can generate valuable additional resources for economic recovery from COVID-19 and investments in clean energy..

Japan ups 2030 renewables goal in draft energy policy
japan Japan ups 2030 renewables goal in draft energy policy

The blueprint of the nation's energy policy sets a higher target of 36-38 percent of power supplies coming from renewable sources such as solar and wind by fiscal 2030 -- up from the current goal of 22-24 percent..

Land conflicts on the horizon as India pursues a clean energy future
renewable energy Land conflicts on the horizon as India pursues a clean energy future

Experts point out that the selection of such land pockets is leading to conflicts as the rights of the communities, over such common land, are not identified..

The balance between jobs in the renewable energy and fossil fuel sectors could play on India’s energy transition
coal The balance between jobs in the renewable energy and fossil fuel sectors could play on India’s energy transition

In January 2020, a study published by Pai had said that India would need to scale up its current solar capacity to nearly 30 times, about 1,000 gigawatts (GW), to transition about half a million people directly working in coal mines..

A new tool to site renewable power projects to avoid conflicts
renewable energy A new tool to site renewable power projects to avoid conflicts

The Pavagada solar park is spread over an area of approximately 13,000 acres and covers five villages in one of the most backward and arid taluks in the Tumkur district of Karnataka and was conceptualised by the Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL)..

About 40% of India’s districts have some form of coal dependency
energy About 40% of India’s districts have some form of coal dependency

The government had mandated that 60 percent of the DMF contributions collected by each district should be applied in high priority areas including health care, education, skill development, and sanitation..