As of now, corporates are going for clean electricity as step one, but eventually there will be other opportunities to decarbonise their entire operations, said ReNew Power MD Sumant Sinha The incentives and subsidies being planned by other countries for green hydrogen manufacturing are going to pose a stiff challenge for India if it does not review its strategy, said ReNew Power’s chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Sumant Sinha. In an exclusive interview to Moneycontrol at the India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru, Sinha also said that from focusing only on renewables, the company now intends to also help corporates with their decarbonisation strategies. Edited excerpts from the interview: At the India Energy Week’s inaugural ceremony, the prime minister said going ahead, India's energy growth would be the highest in the world. We have done a lot of things in different segments of energy, whether it's hydrocarbons or clean energy. What are the gaps that still … [Read more...] about India needs to review Green Hydrogen policy in view of incentives offered by other countries: Sumant Sinha of ReNew Power
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Turno , the India-based commercial electric vehicle platform, will today announce it has raised $13.8 million of Series A funding just a year after is launch. The business has won a 20% market share since it began trading in five states of India in January 2022, and now has plans to expand rapidly. Launched by founders Hemanth Aluru and Sudhindra Reddy, who met when working at car sharing business Zoomcar, Turno aims to make it far easier for small and medium sized enterprises in India to secure commercial electric vehicles (EVs). With these SMEs accounting for around 90% of the country’s logistics industry, the project has the potential to substantially accelerate adoption of commercial EVs in the country – driving significant sustainability benefits. “We can see an inflexion point around EVs,” says Aluru of buyers’ willingness to switch away from vehicles that depend on a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) … [Read more...] about How Turno Plans To Electrify India’s Commercial Vehicles Market
Hillary Clinton’s newest campaign promise to install half a billion solar panels across the country has been praised by liberal media outlets and environmentalists , but could this pledge end up benefiting China? On Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised to install half a billion solar panels by the end of her first term and get the U.S. to a point where it can generate enough green energy to power every home in the country. “Through these goals, we will increase the amount of installed solar capacity by 700% by 2020, expand renewable energy to at least a third of all electricity generation, prevent thousands of premature deaths and tens of thousands of asthma attacks each year, and put our country on a path to achieve deep emission reductions by 2050,” Clinton’s website boasts . While there’s no doubt U.S. companies and green energy interests would benefit from the “competitive grants and other market-based incentives” Hillary promises to … [Read more...] about Will Hillary’s ‘Half A Billion Solar Panels’ Promise Send Billions To China?
"Good Luck Fish," lifestyle brand 2nd universe's updated version of the dried pollack tied with silk yarn tradition [2ND UNIVERSE] The city of Seoul has a fantastic collision of old and new. In between its modern buildings, the city boasts beautiful ancient palaces and traditional houses that harmonize with nature. Trendy buildings these days seem to be bringing that power of Seoul’s contrasting beauty into their designs as many of them have fused the modern with the traditional, like the renovated hanok (traditional Korean building) cafes in Samcheong-dong, or newer buildings that feature traditional Korean designs. Whatever the method may be, the vibe is still very natural, boosting the understated charm that represents Korea's capital city. Branching off of these efforts, many brands are taking on the challenge of mixing and matching traditional Korean elements while still staying up-to-date on trends. The following is a selection by the Korea JoongAng Daily of local … [Read more...] about Korean design jumps on the K-history bandwagon with traditional motifs
The rising popularity of electric vehicles and other technology caused a surge in demand for cobalt, a metal that is mostly found in Africa, where miners are reportedly working in horrific conditions. The growing market for electric-powered automobiles, smartphones and other high-tech devices has made for unintended consequences halfway around the world. Such products — which operate on lithium-ion batteries — typically require cobalt, a chemical element found within the earth’s crust. The metal is becoming increasingly associated with the “blood diamond” vernacular. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, a central African country, is where the vast majority of cobalt is currently mined. While the Congo has largely profited off the metal, international observers have expressed concern over the working conditions of cobalt miners. Activists have decried inhumane working conditions African cobalt miners are enduring. The precarious situation of depending on an unstable country for … [Read more...] about Cobalt Is The New Blood Diamond Thanks To Green Energy