Renewables Could Cover More Than One-Third of Energy Demand in CESEC

Within ten years, the economies of Central and South Eastern Europe could cover 34 percentage of their rising energy demand cost-effectively with renewables, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity initiative (CESEC), released …

J-K Exploits Just 16% of Hydro-Power Potential Despite Growing Demand: Survey

Jammu and Kashmir has exploited only about 16 per cent of the estimated 20,000 MW of hydro-power potential even as the energy demand has been growing gradually creating a wider demand-supply gap, the state economic survey 2017 said. The estimated hydro-power potential of Jammu and Kashmir is 20,000 Megawatts (MW), …

Government To Push Four Stalled Hydro Power Projects For Completion This Year

The government is planning to commission at least four hydro-power projects fully or partially this year, especially in the northeast region, which has over 40 percent of India’s stalled projects, a senior power ministry official told BloombergQuint. The first station of Tuirial hydro-power plant, a greenfield project owned by the …

Increased Hydro & Solar Generation Brings Down Electric Prices In El Salvador

Increased hydro power generation and a newly commissioned solar power project have reduced the overall cost of electricity in El Salvador, the power regulator of the country, Siget, recently stated. Siget recently announced that the electricity tariff for the period of 15 July to 15 October 2017 has fallen by …

Welsh Water Invests £250m to Produce Green Energy

Welsh Water is investing £250m to help produce its own energy needs and cut its £44m annual utility bill. It has agreed the figure in a loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to cover some of its investment costs. Bosses are meeting in Wrexham on Thursday at a waste …

Historic Turkish Tomb Moved to Make Way for Hydroelectric Dam

An enormous 15th-century tomb in south-eastern Turkey has been moved to make way for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river. The 1,100-tonne Zeynel Bey monument was lifted whole on Friday and transported more than a mile on a wheeled platform, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The structure commemorates …

India’s Solar Power Generation Capacity Crosses 10,000 MW In Less Than 3 Years

India’s solar power generation capacity, that stood at 3000 megawatts (MW) in 2014, has registered a three fold rise in just three years. The country now has an installed capacity of generating 10,000 MW of solar energy. The government plans to achieve renewable energy target of 175 gigawatts (GW) by …