Category Archives: Fuel Cells

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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Electricity Storage Valuation Framework March 2020 ISBN : 978-92-9260-161-4 Download Assessing system value and ensuring project viability – IRENA Feb 2020

Electricity storage could be a crucial factor in the world’s transition to sustainable energy systems based on renewable sources. Yet electricity markets frequently fail to account properly for the system value of storage. This report from the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Cheap fuel cell no larger than a stack of CDs can power a home

Depending on where you live in the world, you may have electricity, gas, or both fed into your home. The bill for each depends on how much you use and fluctuates throughout the year. But what if you could replace … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Vs Conventional Power – The Debate Resolved by Ritesh Pothan

This decade has re-defined the energy paradigm with renewables surging to all time high installations. Globally renewables contribute a significant amount to the energy mix in developed countries. Continents like the America’s, Europe and Asia have installed more renewables in … Continue reading

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Why gas based electrics are the cars for this decade! by Ritesh Pothan

This article was published in the April edition of Energy Next Magazine Vehicles are now the most polluting segment of any urban society and a lot of thought needs to go behind their detrimental effect to Indian society as a … Continue reading

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Chinese car makers turn to hybrids, entering a niche ‘green’ market

Natgrp: Range anxiety is a common phenomenon due to which all electric cars have an inherent disadvantage as mentioned in my article on vehicles of the future in Energy Next Magazine. This article further makes that very same point. Throwing … Continue reading

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The Chevy Volt Gets a Second Life as a Cadillac

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images Cadillac shows off its ELR luxury hybrid at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 15 in Detroit When General Motors (GM) decided to make a plug-in hybrid several years ago, there was a lively … Continue reading

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REC validity extended to 730 days only, the issue only gets worse

Going against the requirements and needs of the market, CERC has only extended the validity by just 1 year or 365 days. CERC has also expressed inability to enforce RECs. This will only create an antagonistic situation where the glut … Continue reading

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Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030

IRENA’s working paper, Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030, outlines the proposed process, and progress to date, of REMAP 2030 – IRENA’s global roadmap for policies and actions to double the share of renewable energy … Continue reading

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Costs of not using Renewable Energy in excess of $ 3.2 Trillion Annually, says Study

It is often claimed that renewables are still too costly and not yet competitive with conventional energy sources. But what costs are incurred when renewable energies are not used? Every day during which potential renewable energy sources are not utilised … Continue reading

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