Indian Renewable Energy Mandate not Met India’s much hyped market based renewable energy incentive system of “Renewable Energy Certificate” (REC) has crashed. The REC market which started in 2012 at two power exchanges had initially shown a lot of promise with increasing volumes. It had offered a market based remuneration system for renewable energy developers [...]

Nuclear Waste is become the biggest bottleneck for nuclear power these days with courts and activists raising this problem. Note while the biggest disadvantage of nuclear energy is the possibility of a major radioactive incident, nuclear waste is not a possibility but a fact. No country has a foolproof policy to dispose nuclear waste which [...]

Solar Energy in South Africa Solar Energy in South Africa has really taken off with a raft of new deals signed between international solar project developers and the government. Note Solar Energy in SA will see a mix of all 3 technologies with solar panels, solar thermal and concentrating solar power plants being built. The [...]

What is Geothermal Power Heat from the earth used as an energy source is known as geothermal power. The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme (heat). Geothermal energy is generated in the Earth’s core. Temperatures hotter than the sun’s surface are continuously produced inside the Earth by the slow decay [...]

Hydro Power is one of the largest sources of energy, accounting for roughly 20% of the worldwide demand of electricity and for well resourced countries it accounts for majority of the energy. Compared to other sources of Energy, Hydroelectric Power is one of the cheapest, non Carbon Emitting, non Polluting and Mature Energy Sources. Hydro [...]