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Renewable Energy

How to avoid grid failure

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012
Besides grid discipline, the power generation configuration in India needs to change to stabilise grids Two consecutive days of grid collapse has left almost half of India’s population without power. Three major grids—northern, north-eastern and eastern—have crashed. Over 20 states have reportedly been affected. Trains have been stalled, markets have closed down, and institutions and offices have been forced to announce holidays. This is nothing short of a national calamity.

Sunshine sector loses sheen

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012

Future compromised

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2012
In the morning of June 19, bleary eyed negotiators left Pavilion 3 of Riocentro to return to their hotel rooms to freshen themselves up. A long round of intense negotiations had taken place the previous night to finalise the outcome draft of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also called Rio+20.

Winds not favourable

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2012
OVER the years, wind turbines have been favoured as one of the most promising renewable sources of energy. But it may come at a cost. This pollution-free and environment-friendly source of energy can cause an increase in local temperatures.

'Step up emission reduction ambition'

Issue Date: May 22, 2012
Developed countries are slowly but surely pushing everyone to get on board the climate-pledge boat. The US, the EU and Australia called on the developing countries to step up their ambition to urgently limit the increase in temperature rise due to climate change to 2°C. They have accused many developing countries of not having submitted any pledges so far under the decisions taken at the Cancun climate negotiations in 2010.

Making sense of climate debate

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2012
Ever since climate change and its probable effects on earth became common knowledge, much has been written about the topic. The world has been riveted by various climate change negotiations that have taken place and at times frustrated at their slow pace.

Letters - April 15, 2012

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2012
Authority to fight hunger

Miniscule for renewable energy

Issue Date: Mar 16, 2012
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s budget goodibag had very little to give to renewable energy. Exemptions were announced only for solar thermal plant, leaving sectors like solar PV, wind and biomass completely untouched.
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