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IEA: Renewable Energy Market Update

The International Energy Agency recently released the “2021 Renewable Energy Market Update”. The Agency has increased its forecast for the global growth of solar energy and wind energy by 25%. The report reveals that 280 GW of the renewable energy was installed in 2020. This is 45% increase as compared to that of 2019. Key ..

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UK to build World’s most powerful climate-change forecasting supercomputer

Met Office and Microsoft are to build a weather forecasting supercomputer in the UK. The UK Government is to invest 1.2 billion Pound Sterling in the project. About the Supercomputer The supercomputer is expected to be one of the top twenty-five supercomputers in the world. It will help in better understanding of Climate Change. The ..

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Global Energy Transition Index

The World Economic Forum recently released the Global Energy Transition Index. The index was prepared in collaboration with Accenture. Key findings of the Report The ten countries that topped the index were from the Northern and Western parts of Europe. Sweden ranked first in the report followed by Norway and Denmark. The other countries that ..

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Facebook’s First Renewable Project in India

The Facebook has recently signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm called CleanMax. This is the first renewable project of Facebook in India. About the project The project is located in Karnataka. The project capacity of 32 MW. Under the project Facebook and CleanMax will work together to provide ..

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Bill to amend Electricity Act sent for consultation

The Union power ministry has sent the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, for the inter-ministerial consultation. Highlights The bill was also sent to the law and justice ministry for its critical examination and evaluation. After the cabinet approves the bill, it will be introduced in the current session of parliament with the aim of passing ..

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