Need for proper utilization of Renewable Energy Renewable energy is that form of energy which is replenished by nature on a timely basis. Such kind of energy comes from the sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tide, etc. Only one-sixth of the total energy consumption globally comes from renewable energy. The continuous use of energy […]

India’s Renewable Energy Industry India’s renewable energy industry is already facing huge problems due to the country’s dysfunctional governance. The whole power industry is in crisis, thanks to the muddled regulation and crony capitalism. To expect green energy to have a smooth ride in such a scenario is foolhardy. The Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Scheme […]

India’s RPO Model India’s energy industry is a royal mess in all respects be it mining, electricity generation or distribution. Large parts of the populance do not get electricity at all and those who do are faced with 8-10 hour long power cuts. I have written countless times about the problems of the electricity industry. […]

Policies for Renewable Energy Trading Twelve of the most notable types of policies that have promoted renewable energy worldwide are given below: 1. U.S. Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978 PURPA required utilities to purchase power from small renewable generators and co generators – otherwise known as independent power producers (IPPs) – through […]

Republicans have been attacking the Obama administration for low cost DOE guaranteed loans to clean energy companies, ever since the Solyndra bankruptcy (LINK). They have accused Obama of favoring companies which contributed significant amounts of money to his presidential campaign. This was a major point of contention during the recent Presidential elections. However, it did […]

Toshiba to Acquire Urenco Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba is looking to expand its nuclear energy business, even as other big nuclear equipment companies such as GE and Siemens are lowering their exposure to the nuclear business. After the Fukushima incident, nuclear energy globally has received a lot of blowback and a number of top global […]