Ethanol Blending

Ethanol Blending Context: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018, to advance the date by which fuel companies have to increase the percentage of ethanol in petrol to 20%, from 2030 to 2025. The policy of introducing 20% […]

Intersolar Europe 2022

Intersolar Europe 2022 Context: Union Minister of State for Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Shri Bhagwant Khuba will leave for Munich, Germany tomorrow to attend Intersolar Europe 2022 to be held from 11th May to 13th May 2022. About Intersolar: Intersolar is the world’s […]

Torrefied Biomass Pellets

Torrefied Biomass Pellets Context: • Through its R&D wing, NETRA, NTPC intends to provide a platform to Indian startups to enable them to develop advanced technology for producing torrefied biomass pellets that are well-suited for decentralized small-scale users. What are Biomass pellets? • Biomass pellets […]

Core Industries

Core Industries Context: • The cumulative growth rate of Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) during April-March 2021-22 was 10.4% (provisional) as compared to the corresponding period of last Financial Year. What are the core industries? • Natural gas, coal, refinery products, crude oil, cement, […]

Transformation in India’s Energy Ecosystem

Transformation in India’s Energy Ecosystem Context: • India’s Green Hydrogen Policy released on February 17, 2022 has addressed several critical challenges such as open access, waiver of inter-state transmission charges, banking, time-bound clearances, etc., and is expected to further boost India’s energy transition. Consumption in […]

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue Context: • Recently, the Supreme Court ordered the reconstitution of the Mullaperiyar dam’s supervisory committee, which will include one technical expert each from Tamil Nadu and Kerala (the two States involved in the dispute concerning safety of the dam) and empowered the […]

Dam Safety

Dam Safety Context: • There are discussions about the dam safety everywhere including the parliament and also in the judiciary where the SC has refused to overhaul dam supervisory panel. Dam Safety Act, 2021: • The Dam Safety Act (DSA), 2021, provides for an institutional […]