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Commentary: Gender diversity in energy sector is critical to clean energy transition

The energy sector remains one of the least gender diverse sectors in the economy, despite recent efforts to promote and encourage women’s participation. Women face structural and cultural challenges and the lack of women in leadership positions in the clean-energy sector compounds the difficulty in recruiting and retaining female leaders. This is especially important given […]

Polysilicon Price Decreases Rapidly in the First Week after Chinese New Year; Mono-Si and Multi-Si Wafers Restart the Fight: Price Trend

Prices of the first week after Chinese New Year generally dropped. Besides, the price trend of polysilicon gained most of the attention on the market. With the bigger decrease of polysilicon price, there were more spaces for price reduction on the downstream, reflecting the current weak condition on the market. Polysilicon Polysilicon price has started […]

4 Predictions for Blockchain in Energy in 2018

It’s going to be an exciting year for blockchain in energy. Blockchain dominated 2017. Even the energy sector couldn’t escape its grasp; it seemed that every day a new company entered the blockchain-in-energy space, raised millions via an initial coin offering, or deployed a new peer-to-peer energy trading pilot. Veterans of the utility sector are […]

Power: Core earnings stay muted for power generators

The muted performance by power producers in the December quarter was hit by under-recovery of fixed costs due to unavailability of coal at certain power plants. In tune with the recent quarterly trends, power producers reported muted performance in the December quarter. Core earnings excluding non-recurring revenues remained subdued. NTPC Ltd, the country’s largest power […]

DEPENDENCE ON IMPORTED ENERGY NEEDS TO BE REDUCED

Considering the growing energy requirements of India, special attention must be given to techniques developed in the country so that dependence on importing energy is reduced. Solar energy, atomic energy and biomass can prove important towards meeting this aim. The former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and renowned nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar […]