Category Archives: Biomass

Energy subsidies: Evolution in the global energy transformation to 2050

SUBSIDIES, PRIVILEGES, UNPRICED EXTERNALITIES AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION In order to meet the Paris Agreement objective that the global temperature rise be kept to “well below 2 °C”, the global energy sector requires nothing short of a complete transformation, during the … Continue reading

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Recycle: Bioenergy

Introduction Climate change is one of the greatest threats of our era. Over the past decade, energy-relatedcarbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions have increased by 1% per year on average. If the historical trends were to continue, energy-related emissions would increase … Continue reading

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Brazil’s looming renewable auction sparks another PV bidding avalanche

The solar industry’s appetite for Brazilian auctions appears to remain undimmed in the new decade, with nearly 30GW in PV bids coming forward for the next renewable tender.Figures released on Tuesday by energy regulator EPE show PV firms have put … Continue reading

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COVID-19 brings ‘indefinite’ delays for Brazil’s solar-friendly auctions

The global COVID-19 crisis has pushed gigawatts-worth of solar bids into administrative limbo in one of Latin America’s most buoyant markets, with tenders cancelled without new dates yet in sight.Brazil is to “indefinitely postpone” a host of solar-friendly auctions including … Continue reading

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New solar investment falls 12% as COVID-19 dents H1 2020 figures: BNEF

Investment in new solar capacity fell in the first half of 2020 by 12% year-on-year to US$54.7 billion as the COVID-19 pandemic hit both project financing and scheduled auctions.New analysis from BloombergNEF showed that while total investment in new renewables … 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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Renewable Energy Toolkit

FOREWORD After the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement, we have observed great global political will and momentum in dealing with challenges of climate change. India is taking global leadership by working to reduce the risk and impact of climate … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 – IRENA

Global renewable energy employment reached 10.3 million jobs in 2017, an increase of 5.3% compared with the number reported in the previous year. An increasing number of countries derive socio-economic benefits from renewable energy, but employment remains highly concentrated in … Continue reading

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India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime

India’s biggest domestic source of public funds to push renewable energy and protect the environment has become a victim of the Goods and Services Tax. In April, the government included the tax collected on production and import of coal to … Continue reading

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GST (Goods and Service Tax) rates from July 1

Description of goods Rate 1 Bullions. 1% 2 Gold and silver ornaments. 1% 3 Precious stones. 1% 4 Canteen Sales Department (CSD) 1% SCHEDULE – IV [See section 12(4)(c)] Goods Taxable at 4 per centum Description of goods Rate 1 … Continue reading

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