UK brings forward end to coal power target, urges other countries to follow lead

Britain will bring forward its target to end the use of coal in electricity generation by a year to October 2024, minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said on Wednesday, urging others to follow suit and wean themselves off burning fossil fuels for power, Reuters reported Before hosting the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, Britain […]

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New bio-compatible nanogenerators can harvest electricity from vibrations

Indian scientists have fabricated a simple, cost-effective, bio-compatible, transparent nanogenerator that can generate electricity from vibrations all around for use in optoelectronics, self-powered devices, and other biomedical applications, a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release said on Saturday. The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & […]

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India may put green hydrogen consumption obligations on fertiliser industry and petroleum refiners

To kickstart a domestic hydrogen eco-system in the country, the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has circulated a draft Cabinet note for inter-ministerial consultation to put green hydrogen consumption obligations on fertiliser producers and petroleum refiners between FY24 and FY30. Solar and wind plants can produce green hydrogen through electrolysis, a process […]

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CERC proposes purchasing balance power from spot markets through electricity exchanges

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a mechanism which allows load dispatch centres to procure a part of power to be used for ‘ancillary services’ from the spot market through electricity exchanges. Ancillary services are used by power systems operators to enhance the reliability and security of the electricity grid and they also work towards […]

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Slow recovery in commercial, industrial demand sees only 8.2% growth in India’s power consumption in May

Power consumption in the country witnessed an 8.2 per cent year-on-year growth in May at 110.47 billion units (BU), indicating slow recovery in commercial and industrial demand of electricity, according to power ministry data. The slower pace of recovery in industrial demand of electricity in May is primarily on account of local lockdown restrictions imposed […]

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