renewable energy usage

  • Climate technology to build climate-resilient development pathways

    Every part of the world is being affected by the ongoing climate disaster, which is getting worse at the fastest rate known in human history. The world economy has been hurt by climate change, which includes rising sea levels, rising temperatures, and more frequent disasters like floods, wildfires, and droughts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report, which came out in April 2022, talked a lot about how important climate technology is because it can help lower the chance of climate change effects happening again. It is a UN group whose job it is to do scientific evaluations on climate change and its effects, as well as possible future risks and ways to deal with them. Since it was founded in 1988, the IPCC has put out a number of studies on climate change. In this age of technology, we need new technical methods right away to help people adapt to and lessen the effects of climate change. The study stressed that we can slow down climate change by using technical interventions.

  • How will climate change impact solar, wind power generation?

    India has its eyes on the target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2070. While it is mindful of the need for developing new technologies such as carbon capture, hydrogen use, etc. it is equally focused on increasing the share of renewable energy in its energy mix (various energy sources used to generate electricity). It aims at increasing renewable energy capacity from 157GW (as of March 2022) to 500GW by 2030, out of which 450 GW from solar and wind.

  • Possible impacts of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war on global renewable energy targets

    The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is imprinting detrimental effects on the lives of millions and also creating a spur in the global economy. The territorial invasion by Russia managed to receive global economic sanctions, and since Russia is one of the largest exporters of fuel, these sanctions are also affecting the other nations as the global crude oil prices witnessed a sudden surge in recent months.

  • History of Climate Finance

    Climate Finance is an umbrella term that encompasses different kinds of financial instruments used to support activities that help develop sustainable infrastructure. It includes establishment of renewable energy plants and storage systems, efforts of adapting to changing climate conditions, developing resilience to disasters that result from changing climate and extreme weather conditions. Another aspect of climate finance is issuing loans in exchange of a guarantee from a corporation or government that they will work in line with the sustainable development goals set by either the United Nations, or is a set of mutually agreed upon terms between the lender and the borrower based on climate goals.

  • Western Architecture is worsening India’s heatwave problem

    As the mercury keeps soaring, India is experiencing its hottest summers in 122 years. By mid-May, maximum temperatures in North India have crossed 45 degrees celsius consistently. Extreme weather cannot be attributed to a single cause. Heatwaves are a result of the compounding effect of global warming, pollution, and existing weather patterns. Researchers have pointed to another issue that is aggravating the already existing problems of heatwaves - Western Architecture.

  • India’s 2030 Renewable energy roadmap

    The recent report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report revealed some of the most worrying assessments of how the increasing global temperature is affecting our whole ecosystem. In the AR6, the scientists focused on the mitigation aspect as they have already highlighted the causes and impacts of climate change in their first and second publications.

  • A renewable approach: Climate change and Women

    Climate change, which is a global phenomenon in contemporary times, has been impacting proportionally every element as per its vulnerability on the planet. Though climate change has affected every human being and different species on the planet, its impact varies disproportionately among men and women. And women and girls being one of the most vulnerable sections of society get hit the most.

  • India: Building Batteries

    Transitioning a fast growing economy like India from fossil fuels to renewables is not simple. Especially in the times of global political and economic upheaval– partly caused by the pandemic that is slowly waning, and partly because of the Russia - Ukraine conflict– which is choking the fuel supply chain resulting from political tensions and economic restrictions.

  • Green Hydrogen – India’s hope to solve its transportation problem

    In March 2022, Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Road Transport & Highways, GoI) went viral on Twitter when he arrived at the parliament in a green hydrogen-powered car – the Toyota Mirai. In Japanese, the word Mirai means future; it is one of the few cars developed that run on hydrogen-powered fuel cells. The minister’s drive to the parliament was to raise awareness about India’s vision to replace coal and petrol with green hydrogen.

  • Bamboo as a bioenergy source

    Climate change is adversely affecting our planet by causing extreme weather events like heat waves, tropical storms, forest fires, bringing alterations in crop production etc.