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Coal power generation capacity under outage reduces to 5 GW

Various power plants in different parts of the country are grappling with fuel shortages and efforts are being made to increase fuel supplies. New Delhi : Coal-based electricity generation capacity under outage due to shortage of the dry fuel came down to 5 GW on Thursday from 11 GW on Tuesday, according to the Union […]

Framework for Vendor Rating Programme under PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana – EQ

Coal Power’s Trilemma Variable Cost, Efficiency and Financial Solvency

This study examines the thermal, financial and operational performance of the Indian coal fleet with a capacity of 194 GW over the course of 30 months (September 2017 – February 2020) leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores factors leading to under-utilisation of some of the new and efficient assets. The study assesses the […]

A global solar transition could leave Africa in the shade -EQ

India Coal Power Giant Nearly Doubles Renewable Energy Target

NTPC Ltd., India’s largest power generator, has increased its target for renewable energy capacity to 60 gigawatts by 2032, accelerating a shift away from coal. The New Delhi-based company increased the target from 32 gigawatts set earlier, and the plan had been approved by the company’s board, finance director A.K. Gautam told analysts on a […]

Budget 2024: India gives big policy boost to energy transition, curb emissions – EQ

Indonesia Can’t Afford the Luxury of Australia’s Carbon Habit

If you want to understand why Indonesia seems to be turning its back on fossil fuels faster than its richer neighbor Australia, you could do worse than look to the wit and wisdom of David Lee Roth. “I used to have a drug problem,” the hard-living Van Halen singer is supposed to have once said. […]

Hydrogen subsidies | Australian solar-to-methanol project secures €24m grant — with half coming from Germany -EQ

Coal power station retires to fond farewell as massive battery project steps in to take its place

At Gannawarra, a 25MW / 50MWh Tesla battery energy storage system (BESS) is located next to a 50MW solar farm. The project has been operational since 2019 and reports after a year of operation found it to be a success so far. Image: Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has said that it […]

Battery Energy Storage Systems: A Clean Energy Solution NY Needs -EQ

India’s coal power use may have already peaked, says report

The third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases has a chance to leave the dirtiest fossil fuel behind India’s use of coal may have peaked in 2018, according to a new report by according to U.K.-based clean energy group Ember. That’s sooner than many experts have forecast. The share of the dirtiest fossil fuel in India’s power mix fell […]

Framework for Vendor Rating Programme under PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana – EQ

Coal to Green Hydrogen: Germany’s Energy Transition Summed Up in One Project

How coal phaseout policies, waste heat and a steel mill are helping one green hydrogen project stack up. The Moorburg coal power station boasts an eventful inception, a landmark closure, and now, a bright future. It was opened in 2015 by Swedish utility Vattenfall on the banks of the Elbe river, just outside the German […]

Nine Years Series: National Hydrogen Mission – EQ Mag

Future not coal power

Govt plans to strike off 13 coal-based power projects, looking for cleaner alternatives; Rampal still on Coal-fired power projects are on the chopping block as the government finally plans to give up its obsession for the dirty energy over rising coal import costs and environmental concerns. The power, energy and mineral resources ministry has already […]

Hydrogen subsidies | Australian solar-to-methanol project secures €24m grant — with half coming from Germany -EQ

Forget King Coal. Solar Is ‘New King’ of Global Power Markets, Says IEA

The global energy watchdog continues to upgrade its renewables outlook but warns that grid upgrades and coal closures must follow. Solar power is the “new king” of global electricity markets, with the International Energy Agency calling it the cheapest form of electricity in history in its annual centerpiece World Energy Outlook report. Solar’s ascent and […]

Framework for Vendor Rating Programme under PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana – EQ

WoodMac: Biden Loss Would End Hopes of US Decarbonization by 2050

The stakes are every bit as high as the energy industry and climate change activists say they are. The upcoming U.S. presidential election will dictate the pace of decarbonization in the world’s largest economy for decades, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan, including a pledge to […]

Central America’s Solar Revolution and the Rooftop Revolution in the U.S. -EQ