China recently announced that it will become net carbon zero by 2060 after reaching peak carbon emission by 2030. The country’s announcement has come in the backdrop of renewed climate change commitments from governments around the world many of which have announced that they will become net carbon zero by 2050 or earlier. Even large […]

The Indian thermal power sector is seeing huge distress due to the lower solar and wind prices which is making it very hard to sell coal-generated power in India. While solar power prices can be now bought at INR 2.5/kWh, thermal coal power prices were found to be quite high at INR 4.24/kWh in the […]

Solar vs Coal Solar energy has always been criticized by fossil fuel proponents by saying that solar energy is intermittent and unpredictable and cannot ever replace fossil fuel energy sources which act as baseload power sources. Even though the prices of solar energy have come down to levels as low as 4 cents in India […]

Indian Solar Prices The Indian solar prices hit an all-time record low of INR 2.44/kWh or around 3.8 cents last month for a solar park in the desert state of Rajasthan. This brought a major paradigm change for India’s energy sector, as solar has become much cheaper than all other sources of energy even coal. […]

India’s Coal Feel The Pressure from Falling Renewable Energy Prices King Coal faces a major downturn in India, with Coal India deciding to completely phase out 37 of its mines in India by March next year. The state-owned Coal company that accounts for the largest share of India’s coal production, has decided to do so […]

Air Pollution Reduces Energy Payback Period Solar energy has been beating the pants down of all other energy sources. Coal is the worst hit as it was the undisputed king of the power industry with a vast majority of the electricity generating plants in the world using coal as their main fuel source. Despite its […]