Clean Energy Current Affairs - 2020

Gujarat Announces New subsidy schemes for e-Vehicles

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced a scheme for e-Vehicles. This would encourage the use of battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the state. The announcement was made to curb the air pollution in Gujarat. Key Facts Government would provide a subsidy of 12,000 rupees to students who are studying in Standard-9th to colleges in Read More…

India-European Union Summit held via video conferencing

On July 15, 2020, the 15th India-European Union Summit was held through video conferencing. The summit aims to strengthen ties between India and European Union. PM Modi addressed the summit. Highlights Under the Summit, India and European Union agreed to boost their ties in the areas of defence, trade and investment. They agreed to launch Read More…

Indian Scientists develop Low Cost Capacitor from Industrial Waste Cotton

The scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and new materials (ARCI) have developed low cost, environment friendly super capacitor from industrial waste cotton. The capacitor can be used as energy harvester storage device. Electrolyte: Sea Water The scientists have used natural seawater as the aqueous electrolyte. This has reduced the cost Read More…

Hydrogen Fuel Bus and car launched by NTPC

The National Thermal Power Corporation recently launched ten Hydrogen Fuel Cell based buses and 10 similar electric cars. Highlights The buses and cars were launched in New Delhi and Leh. Similar proposal is under implementation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Other initiatives of NTPC NTPC has been taking several such initiatives to provide e-mobility solution Read More…

IISD: India’s Renewable Subsidies decline by 35%

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CCEW) and International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) recently released a report called “Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies, 2020”. Highlights The report says that India’s energy subsidies have declined by 35% in 2019 as compared to 2017. On the other hand, the oil and gas subsidies have increase by Read More…