Tag Archives: renewable energy

Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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After Google, Amazon India Promotes Solar Power, Kickstarts New Online Store

As Google is opening more solar-based data centers around the world, Amazon too has jumped on the bandwagon in pursuit of the Indian ambition for renewable energy, with the opening a new store last month that sells an extensive range of solar-powered products in the country. Amazon India is providing its customers a collection of household products including chargers, fans, ...

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Renewable Energy Sector Offers Huge Jobs Potential by 2020

By Chaitanya Mallapur As India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases but 127th in terms of per capita emissions, ponders over an energy-balanced growth, jobs creation and environment protection in the future, there is encouraging news. The renewable energy sector, a particular focus of attention for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has generated 400,000 jobs till 2014, according to a ...

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German GLS Bank to Invest 22 Mln Euros in Green Growth Fund

The German GLS Bank is investing EUR 22 million in the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe (GGF) as part of its impact investment strategy, especifically in sustainable energy, said the bank. The investment will leverage existing investments from donors and international financial institutions, and provide additional funding for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) projects in the Fund’s ...

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Households vital for India’s energy independence, says scientist

India will achieve energy independence by 2050 if most households go for rooftop solar power generation under a new official policy, a leading expert has said. According to solar scientist Shantipada Gon Chaudhuri, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is in the process of framing an ambitious policy to generate adequate electricity from non-conventional energy sources. “The proposed ...

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Hybrid Systems May Help Wider Use of Renewable Energy

A study shows that improved storage technologies and “hybrid” systems can provide a more steady flow of electricity, which helps in reviving the hope for wider use of renewable energy sources. A drawback in the use of alternative energy systems has been that they are too variable. If the wind does not blow or the sun does not shine, a ...

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