What Role Can We Envision for Artificial Intelligence in Combating Climate Change?

Climate change is not a distant threat looming on the horizon! The more destructive storms, deluges, and droughts the world experiences, the more we have this sobering thought: the earth is running out of time to heal and protect itself. If India must do something significant, such as achieving net-zero emissions target by 2070, it has to ramp up efforts in adaptation and mitigation, starting from immediate crisis response to long-term planning.

It is easier said than done! 

Both climate mitigation (tackling the cause) and adaptation (tackling the impact) require every stakeholder to make informed decisions. It can’t happen without granular and actionable insights. This is where the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) ... Read More

Did you know?

  • On an average, 1.73 x 105 terawatts (TW) of solar radiation continuously strike the Earth, while global electricity demand averages 2.6 TWh.
  • Global investment in renewable power capacity totalled $303.5 billion in 2020, a 2 per cent increase from 2019. (International Energy Agency)
  • To reach global climate goals, annual investment in renewables must at least triple by 2030, for a total increase of 200 per cent. (International Energy Agency)
  • Global investment in clean energy hit just over $500 billion in 2020, with an increase of 9% compared to 2019 (Bloomberg)
  • Hydropower is the most widely-used renewable power source and accounts for 18% of the world’s total power generation.
  • Switching to wind, water and solar energy worldwide could eliminate 4 to 7 million deaths from air pollution every year.
  • Between 2007 and 2017, the world's renewable electricity sourced from solar power increased a whopping 4,300 percent.
  • Iceland is the only country in the world where renewable sources generate 100% of its electricity and heat.
  • Costa Rica is a world leader in renewable energy. In 2017, this small Central American nation lasted 300 consecutive days on renewable energy alone.
  • One wind turbine of 2.5 MW capacity can produce enough electricity to power up to 1400 homes for a whole year.
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Renewable Energy


India's Total Renewable Energy Capacity Reaches 168.96 GW Mark

R K Singh, Union Minister for Electricity, New and Renewable Energy addressed the parliament on Tuesday and highlighted that the total installed renewable energy capacity in India will reach 168.96 GW by the end of February 2023.

According to R K Singh, Union Minister for Electricity, New and Renewable Energy, 64.38 GW of the total 168.96 GW is solar power capacity, 51.79 GW hydro, 42.02 GW wind, and 10.77 GW biopower.

Another 82.62 GW of green energy capacity is being built, and 40.89 GW is in different phases of tendering, he added in a written response to the upper House.

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Photo Story

Recent flash floods across the towns and cities in the lap of Himalayan region brought forth destruction, devastation and disaster risks to the forefront. In this photo story we bring to you destruction at the school based on the manjhi river bank, vulnerability of poor household situated adjacent to river bank and reconstruction work post the flashflood in Bhagau Nag area of dharamshala.