The Covid-19 crisis is hurting but not halting global growth in renewable power capacity, says IEA

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The world is set to build fewer wind turbines, solar plants and other installations that produce renewable electricity this year because of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, marking the first annual decline in new additions in 20 years, according to the International Energy Agency. But their growth is expected to resume next year as […]

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India’s new biofuels policy allocates Rs 5,000 crore for second generation ethanol plants

The Union Cabinet has unveiled a comprehensive biofuels policy which, among other things, allows farmers to divert excess crop produce for biofuels production and sets aside Rs 5,000 crore to help establish second-generation (2G) ethanol refineries. The National Biofuels Policy 2018 seeks to expand the range of feedstock available for ethanol production beyond sugar molasses, […]

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USDA releases latest global agricultural information network reports

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the following report from its global agriculture information network: China: China Announces a Two-year Transitional Period on a Proposed Certificate Requirement for Imported Foods On September 25, 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization of an Addendum to the “Measures for the Administration of Certificates Attached to Foods […]

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