Global plastic accumulation reached 8.3 billion tonnes since the 1950s (UNEP, 2019). In the efforts to decarbonize our society and economy, Bamboo can play a major role against climate change, rising as a valuable sustainable resource. It can be used in construction, can replace plastic in daily-use products, while providing a robust economic framework for farmers and in sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere.
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
The leading business conglomerate ITC Ltd. has successfully installed its first off-site solar plant at the Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
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.
India’s first-ever portable solar rooftop system was successfully installed at Swaminarayan Akshardham temple situated in Gandhinagar. The project has been backed by the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Tata Power Renewable Energy has announced a 120 MW solar project in Masenka, Gujarat. TPREL has issued an official statement highlighting that they have installed about 3.81 lakhs solar modules.
According to the International agency’s new report, the world is set to achieve new records in renewable energy capacity by 2023. The solar energy capacity will touch its highest mark led by China and Europe, the report highlighted.
The United Kingdom is planning to install a beaming solar power station in space and aspires to establish a demonstrator in orbit by 2035. British aerospace manufacturer Airbus in collaboration with Cambridge University, satellite manufacturer SSTl and over 50 other tech organizations has joined the UK Space Energy Initiative which aims to establish the first solar power plant in space.
In an attempt to escalate the state’s climate action target and to increase the renewable energy capacity Maharashtra’s energy department signed an MoU worth Rs 50,000 crore with India’s Renewable energy giant ReNew power.
According to the data issued by the Mercom India Research India witnessed a 21 percent increase in its solar energy capacity in the first quarter of 2022 as compared to Q4 of 2021. The report highlighted that the country’s year on year solar power installations spiked by 50 percent.
Tata Power has a power generation capacity of about 4920 MW, and 1300 MW is still under different phases of development.
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.
In an attempt to boost the ‘Green India’ vision the International airport of Mumbai has established a vertical axis wind turbine and Solar mill to harness the power generated through renewable sources.
In a remarkable feat to achieve the net-zero target Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has become India’s first airport to fully function from solar and hydro energy. The IGI airport’s 94 percent energy demands are being met by hydropower electricity and the rest 6 percent from on-site solar plants.
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.
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.
India along with the UK launched ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ (OSOWOG) initiative at the COP 26 Climate Meet in Glasgow. This project is about setting a trans-national electricity grid to generate and supply solar power across the world. It is an initiative of ISA( International Solar Alliance), which is an alliance of 121 countries which receive good sunlight throughout most of the year. The ISA was first proposed by the Indian prime minister in 2015 in his speech in London. The World Bank’s technical assistance team is supposed to design the blueprint print for the project. The vision behind One Sun One world One grid(OSOWOG) is that the sun never sets on earth, there is always some place where the sun is shining and that can be utilized to generate energy.
In an attempt to boost the solar energy sector in the country, a special solar rooftop scheme has been announced by the Tamil Nadu state government. With this scheme, consumers can get solar panels installed on their roofs. This scheme has been started jointly by the Government of India and the Ministry of Renewable Energy. Citizens have to visit solarrooftop.gov.in, which is the official website URL, to enjoy the offered benefits.
Several global green groups have raised a call to postpone the upcoming COP26 summit to be held in Glasgow later this year.