The second issue of PAT Pulse showcases investment potential in energy efficiency and provides a sneak peek into ESCERTs and innovative energy efficiency solutions.
Shakti initiated this project to develop best practices for traffic signal operations in India. The project provides recommendations on efficiently timing traffic signals at intersections to reduce delays, vehicles idling and corresponding emissions.
This initiative will help assess the developments under the first phase of the PAT scheme, facilitate exchange of ideas amongst stakeholders and help design and implement the second phase.
Shakti supported Institute of Urban Transport to develop an evaluation criteria to appraise transport projects applying for Central Government’s funding assistance based on the principles of sustainable urban transport.
As of 30 April, India’s total installed renewable capacity is 42.8GW, of which wind power is 26.8GW, followed by solar with 6.7GW, biomass power with 4.9GW and small hydro projects with 4.2GW.>>
The world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant of 11.5 MW capacity was inaugurated in Beas near Amritsar in Punjab on Tuesday.>>
The World Bank’s Board has approved USD 625 million loan to support India’s grid connected rooftop solar programme to generate clean energy.>>
The challenge is to find a path that enables emerging economies while ensuring that the world meets its climate objectives>>
Delhi is no longer the worst polluted city in the world in terms of air quality, a new World Health Organiastion (WHO) report revealed on Thursday.>>
The government will also design new financing schemes with private firms to fund green technology research, says power minister Piyush Goyal.>>
In an ambitious move, India is now gearing up to monitor PM1 (particulate matter1), which is the least visible pollutant particle in air, across major Indian cities.>>
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he has asked all the airports in the country to install solar energy units on the lines of Kochi airport.>>
Renewable energy projects have received Rs 86,000 crore investment, most of it from private sector, in the last three years with Madhya Pradesh at top garnering Rs 14,313.80 crore.>>
India has set an ambitious target of adding one lakh MW of solar power generation capacity by 2022 which is five times more than the earlier target of 20,000 MW under National Solar Mission.>>