At the periodic review meeting between the Prime Minister and Union Ministers, Modi said that projects to build second-generation bio-ethanol refineries should be made a priority and called for a greater focus on farm-based ethanol blending to reduce India’s dependency on fossil fuels. He also called for the development ofContinue Reading

An Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report which took into account the latest cost reduction projections for the green technologies, and countries’ pledges to cut emissions, finds that solar power and electric vehicles are “game-changers” that could leave fossil fuels stranded. It predicts that polluting fuels could lose 10% ofContinue Reading

Professor Sadoway’s, at MIT designed grid-scale liquid metal batteries that can truly revolutionize the all important energy storage space. But the first thing to note is that Professor Sadoway’s grid-scale batteries were designed so cleverly! From the ground up, the goal was to make them dirt-cheap (literally!) and very safe andContinue Reading

To many people, the most familiar forms of renewable energy are the wind and the sun. But biomass (plant material and animal waste) is the oldest source of renewable energy, used since our ancestors learned the secret of fire. It has been recognized as an important source of alternate energyContinue Reading

The past century has seen rapid developments in all fields paving a way for a better and comfortable future. One of the major factors responsible for this development is energy sector, from powering the industrial revolution in its last stages to the development of all the gadgets that we useContinue Reading

As per the Indian government’s rural electrification policy, a village is deemed ‘electrified’ if basic infrastructure such as distribution transformer and distribution lines has been set up in the inhabited locality. Nowhere does the definition talks about actual electricity connection or its supply to a village household. So statistically IndiaContinue Reading