Clean Energy Current Affairs, GK & News

September 9 : World EV Day

World EV Day is observed on September 9 every year in order to mark the celebration of e-mobility. Highlights On this occasion, special awareness campaigns are organised across the world in order to educate people regarding the benefits of electric vehicles. It is a social media campaign which encourages drivers to recognise the benefits of ..

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UN ‘Energy Plan of Action’

Recently, the United Nations launched the “UN-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025” and “Energy Compact Action Network”. What is the UN-Energy Plan of Action? It sets out a framework for collective action by nearly 30 UN and international organizations. What is the aim of the UN-Energy Plan of Action? The aim is to achieve the ..

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Mission Integrated Bio-refineries

Dr. Jitendra Singh Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Earth Sciences; PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, has launched a clean energy initiative named Mission Integrated Bio-refineries. Overview: The mission has been launched keeping in mind India’s commitment to a low-carbon future that can be achieved through “Mission Innovation” ..

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What are Sovereign Green Bonds?

During the Union Budget presentation, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the issuance of “Green bonds”. These bonds are to be issued to mobilise green infrastructure resources. What are green bonds? Green bonds are debt instruments. The money collected by selling these bonds are invested in projects that have positive impact on the environment. The ..

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China’s ‘Artificial Sun’ – Recent Developments

China recently took an experiment on ‘Artificial Sun’ at the Hefei Institute of Physical Science China’s eastern province of Anhui. The experiment lays a solid scientific and experimental foundation for running of a fusion reactor. Highlights More than 10,000Chinese and foreign scientific researchers took part in this $948-million project called Experiential Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). ..

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Power ministry: New Rules notified to ensure Sustainability

The ministry of power announced new rules to ensure sustainability in the economic viability of the power sector. Key Points New rules will also ease the financial stress of various stakeholders. It will also ensure timely recovery of costs incurred in the electricity generation. It will promote clean energy for ensuring the suitability and meet ..

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