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Power Ministry approves proposal to declare Ocean Energy as Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) has approved a proposal to declare ocean energy as Renewable Energy. The decision would give a boost to ocean energy in India. The Ministry has clarified that energy produced using various forms of ocean energy such as tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion etc. shall ..

Cabinet approves pact between India and Denmark in the field of Renewable energy

On 15th April, 2019, Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for ab agreement between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate to facilitate deliberate collaboration in renewable energy with focus on offshore wind energy and a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish ..

First-ever global coalition launched for clean cooling

The 1st ever of global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement in Copenhagen, Denmark. This coalition is aim to identify solutions and mobilise action to accelerate progress towards clean and efficient cooling. Global Cool coalition was supported by the UN, ..

First-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at First Global Conference

The first-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at the First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement, which concluded on April 3, 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of Cool Coalition is to inspire ambition, identify solutions and mobilise action to accelerate progress towards clean and efficient ..

IEA publishes ‘Global Energy & CO2 Status Report’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recently published the ‘Global Energy & CO2 Status Report’, which is designed to provide an update on the world’s energy markets, including the latest available data for oil, natural gas, coal, wind, solar, nuclear power, electricity, and energy efficiency. According to the Report, According to the IEA’s Global Energy ..

WEF Energy Transition Index: India ranks 74th

India has ranked 76th on a global energy transition index. This annual list is compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) which has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to maintain energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability. According to the report, India is amongst the countries with high pollution ..

Frank Bainimarama wins Sustainable Development Leadership Award for year 2019 at WSDS

Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, has been conferred with ‘Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2019’ at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS-2019) in New Delhi. He won the award for his outstanding contributions towards sustainable development in Fiji. The summit reiterated India’s vision for a greener tomorrow and to focus on energy transitions, clean oceans, ..

The first-ever global report “Future of Rail” prepared by IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has prepared the report titled ‘The Future of Rail’ in association with the International Union of Railways (UIC). This first-ever global report has a specific focus on India, where rail passenger traffic increased by nearly 200% since 2000. The report stated that Indian railways will account for nearly 40% of ..