Clean Energy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

UAE: First Arab Country to generate electricity from coal

Published: November 28, 2020

The United Arab Emirates recently became the first and probably the last Arab country to generate electricity from coal. The coal plant, Hassyan is to be set up in Dubai at 3.4 billion USD. The capacity of the plant will be 600 MW. Later, the capacity of the plant is to be increased to 2,400 ..

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EESL’s procurement of 250 Electric Vehicles

Published: September 4, 2020

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) recently selected Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India in an international bidding process to procure 250 electric vehicles (EVs) for government entities. Tata Motors will supply 150 Nexon electric compact SUVs and Hyundai will supply 100 Kona electric premium SUVs. The total tender value is Rs 41.6 crore. For the procurement, EESL is going to utilise the $5-million (around Rs 37-crore) grant that was recently ..

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Hydrogen Fuel Bus and car launched by NTPC

Published: April 27, 2020

The National Thermal Power Corporation recently launched ten Hydrogen Fuel Cell based buses and 10 similar electric cars. Highlights The buses and cars were launched in New Delhi and Leh. Similar proposal is under implementation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Other initiatives of NTPC NTPC has been taking several such initiatives to provide e-mobility solution ..

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IISD: India’s Renewable Subsidies decline by 35%

Published: April 19, 2020

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CCEW) and International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) recently released a report called “Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies, 2020”. Highlights The report says that India’s energy subsidies have declined by 35% in 2019 as compared to 2017. On the other hand, the oil and gas subsidies have increase by ..

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Global Coal Production falls for the 4th Consecutive Year

Published: March 27, 2020

According to a survey, in 2019, the global coal power plant development declined for the fourth consecutive year. A total of 13 GW of capacity construction delayed due to Corona Virus. Highlights The survey was conducted by the Global Energy Monitor, Sierra Club, Greenpeace international and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. ..

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