Germany’s Erneubare Energien-Gesetz (EEG) Law Germany is one of the largest generators of renewable energy in the world being the  No.1 producer of solar power and is a top 5 producer of wind energy as well. The country’s EEG law enacted in 2005 has led to a massive increase in green energy capacity due to [...]

Bottleneck in Biomass Power Development India is predominantly an agricultural economy. The estimated food grain production in India in 2011-12 is estimated as a little over 250 MT (Source: PIB). Since biomass energy is primarily derived from the agricultural waste, this sanctify India with huge potential for Biomass power generation. However reality eludes this. The growing O&M costs and [...]

Two Emerging Nuclear Giants – India & China The Fukushima disaster in Japan involving the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant had bought a nuclear winter for the global nuclear energy industry. Many of the top nuclear countries like Japan and Germany have put a complete halt of nuclear power generation while the biggest nuclear equipment suppliers [...]

Renewable Energy Certificate Policy in India which was unfurled with great fanfare in 2011 is suffering because of a lack of enforcement from states. According to the RPO, a certain percentage of a state’s electricity generation must come from clean energy sources. States and utilities which can’t meet their  renewable energy requirements can buy REC [...]

Biomass in Punjab A large number of private companies have entered the biomass energy sector in order to capitalize on the potential of biomass growth. A new entrant into the biomass energy field in India, Punjab Biomass plans to set up seven 12 MW plants in India’s northern agri-state of Punjab. The company which is [...]

Nuclear Energy in India has been facing massive protests with the new nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu, facing citizen opposition on a daily basis. The supporters of nuclear power in India have wrongly claimed that solar power takes up too much land and is not enough to supply the energy needs of India. Nuclear Energy [...]