Energy Current Affairs - 2020

India-US hold ministerial meet on Energy Partnership

On July 17, 2020, India and US held a strategic virtual energy partnership meet to review the progress of major accomplishments and also to prioritize new areas of cooperation. Highlights India and US after the ministerial meet announced new areas of research on transformational power generation. The research is based on supercritical power cycles. The 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…

India’s first gas trading platform launched

On June 15, 2020, the Indian Energy Exchange launched the first gas trading platform. The platform was inaugurated by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. Highlights The Indian Gas Exchange, the online gas trading platform will act as a subsidiary of Indian Energy Exchange and is to be launched in July 2020. Read More…

BEE initiatives lead to Rs 89,122 crores

On May 6, 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy released report on “Impact of Energy Efficiency Measures, 2018-19”. According to the report, energy initiatives of BEE have helped to save Rs 89,122 crores. Key Highlights The report assessed annual savings of energy and carbon dioxide emissions. According to the report, the energy efficiency Read More…

TERI: India’s Steel Demand to increase carbon emissions by 600 MT

On January 31, 2020, at the World Sustainable Development Summit released its report on India’s Steel Demand. According to the report, if the steel demand of the country continues to grow, the carbon-dioxide emissions from the steel sector will reach 600 million tonnes by 2050. Highlights The TERI released its report titled, “Towards a Low Read More…