Category Archives: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Electric vehicles Setting a course for 2030

Introduction Before the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the automotive industry – along with every other industry – electric vehicles were moving steadily into the spotlight. The combined annual sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-inhybrid electric vehicles tipped over the … Continue reading

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World Energy Transitions Outlook

INTRODUCTION IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook provides the contours of an energy pathway and aconcise set of actions fully aligned with the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange and the needs of a just, inclusive and orderly transition. This … Continue reading

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Should big utilities pay for their bad choices?

An advocacy group in Boulder, Colo. has made the case for why utilities, not customers, should be responsible for the cost of retiring fossil fuel assets.For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Leslie … Continue reading

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WHY SOME TEXANS ARE GETTING SKY-HIGH ENERGY BILLS

By The Associated Press After unusual icy weather left millions of Texans without power, some are facing another crisis: Sky-high electricity bills.The surge in pricing is hitting people who have chosen to pay wholesale prices for their power, which is … Continue reading

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Egat plans world’s largest floating solar farm in June

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) expects to operate a 45-megawatt floating solar farm it claims to be the largest in the world in Ubon Ratchathani in June after a delay caused by the pandemic. Egat signed a contract … Continue reading

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MEA increases purchase price for household solar in Bangkok and vicinity

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) has increased the price at which it purchases solar power from households, government spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek revealed on Tuesday. In a move to encourage households to install solar panels and generate electricity by themselves, the … Continue reading

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Corporate Renewable PPAs in India:Market & Policy Update January 2021

More and more companies are procuring renewable power for their operations to help manage their electricity costs while contributing to corporate carbon emissions reduction targets. In India, the main drivers for many companies to do so are rising electricity tariffs … Continue reading

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India Energy Outlook 2021

India has seen extraordinary successes in its recent energy development, but many challenges remain, and the Covid‐19 pandemic has been a major disruption. In recent years, India has brought electricity connections to hundreds of millions of its citizens; promoted the … Continue reading

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WHY WE’RE ALL TO BLAME FOR CHINA AND INDIA’S ‘FILTHY’ CO2 EMISSIONS

It feels as though every time there’s a new study about the US or EU needing to reduce carbon emissions, there’s a voice which pops up and asks ‘but what about India and China?!’ From anonymous accounts on social media to … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition

ABOUT IRENAThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental or ganisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of … Continue reading

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