Small Businesses to take up Green Challenge

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 6:45:00 AM

Taking a look back at 2016, while the headlines in the energy press tended to be dominated by action on climate change being undertaken by governments, in many ways it can be seen as the year business stepped up to take a lead in the matter.

Giant corporations like Apple, Google and firms including IKEA, Adobe and Bank of America have all committed themselves to using renewable power through their membership of the RE100 group — and want others to follow their lead.

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Topics: India, Google, Cleantech, RE100, Breakthrough, Apple, Bill Gates, Energy, Energy Coalition

India Boasts the Worlds Biggest Solar Power Plant

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM

The world's largest single location solar power plant has been opened in India in a step towards the country's aim of having 100GW of solar generation capacity.

It took a team of 8,500 workers just eight months to complete the 648MW plant in Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu at a cost of approximately US $67 million.

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Topics: India, Solar Power, Adani, Solar Generation

Indian Oil Companies Investing €3.1bn in Solar

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 2:27:00 PM

As India starts on the long road to meeting carbon emissions targets the irony is that the country is increasingly turning to state controlled fossil fuel companies for large scale renewables projects.

Within just a few weeks of the country ratifying the Paris Climate Change Agreement the Indian Government has announced that two of its refining companies – India Oil Corporation and Oil India - will invest €3.1billion in large scale solar power projects in Madhaya Pradesh.

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Topics: Solar Energy, Renewables, India

India Taking Action Against Climate Change

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 2:34:00 PM

The key to combating future rises in carbon emissions on a global basis is how India reacts to meet its rapidly increasing energy needs.

Current plans envisage the country spending some US$611 billion on renewables over the next 24 years. Another US$115 will be invested in its nuclear programme, but despite this, rising demand will see it continue to rely heavily on coal to such an extent that its annual power sector carbon emissions could triple by 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, India, Paris Agreement

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