Tamil Nadu government has launched the Tamil Nadu Mission on Sustainable Green Cover in Farm Lands Scheme, and the agriculture department has arranged for 3.43 lakh tree seedlings to be planted in Coimbatore
In an attempt to promote solar energy in the city, the Alexandrian government renewed its program ‘Solarize Alexandria’. The program is aimed to make a smooth shift by making it much more affordable for residents and businesses to install solar power systems on their properties. The campaign was launched back in 2014 and is ready to be rolled out from April 1 to June 30 for its eighth season this year.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that they are going to set up solar-powered light poles instead of the traditional electric poles in an attempt to save electricity in the state.
The new report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has announced that India’s renewable energy investment has increased by more than 125 percent and reached a record $14.5 billion in the financial year 2021-22.
Tata Power has announced that they are planning to invest about ₹75 thousand crores to escalate the company’s renewable energy capacity. The announcement was made by Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran during the annual meeting of the company and highlighted that Tata Power will employ a more focused and practical approach to achieve renewable targets.
In an attempt to strengthen its green energy portfolio, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced plans to invest about $2.5 billion in their green energy projects in the coming 3-4 years. The official statement released by the company reveals that they are planning to manufacture and supply components to offshore wind farms.
The power minister of Goa Sudin Dhavalikar announced that all the 76 government buildings in Panaji will be installed with solar panels to meet their energy demands. The minister also highlighted that the State’s Assembly complex will also get a solar panel after the confirmation from the Assembly speaker.
India stayed away from the UK-led accord on stopping deforestation and declined to ratify the US and EU's "Global Methane Pledge," which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30% over 2020 levels by 2030. The primary gas driving climate change, CO2, has a lifetime of 100–1,000 years, according to the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
People are utilizing clean energy and shunning the use of fossil fuels for power generation as a result of growing concerns about climate change worldwide. Following the same path, India's financial center, Mumbai is now slated to become the first city in the nation to get a solar plant for residential society.
Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd (TPSSL) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL) to develop a 200 MW solar project in Rajasthan, India. The project is expected to be commissioned by March 2024.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela. These words by Nelson Mandela resonate strongly in the context of Harish Hande's remarkable journey. In a world where access to electricity remains a luxury for many, Hande's relentless pursuit of sustainable energy solutions has brought light, hope, and economic opportunities to thousands of underserved individuals in rural India. From designing mobile-learning centres to harnessing the power of solar energy, Hande's transformative work with SELCO India and SELCO Foundation has revolutionized the lives of rural communities.
India is witnessing two important developments: an increased impetus for transitioning from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy and curbing reliance on China, and establishing its dominance in solar power. That explains India’s ambitious goal of generating 280 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from solar energy. Recent statistics tell us that India is sincerely pursuing its ambition, with the country’s module manufacturing capacities exceeding 39 GW at the end of September 2022.