The Australian Government claims that Australia is leading the world in achieving climate targets and transitioning to renewable energy. New analysis finds Australia’s energy emissions continue to rise, while productivity and decarbonisation rankings fall.

NITI Aayog released a report that presents reform pathways that can transform the country’s power distribution sector, in a step towards improving policymaking in this area. The report, titled Turning Around the Power Distribution Sector, is co-authored by NITI Aayog, RMI and RMI India.

Botswana has considerable unexploited renewable energy potential, especially as solar, wind and bioenergy and aims to use these renewables to achieve economic energy security and independence.

Large energy buyers—including companies and cities—play an important role in the clean energy transition. But in the coming decades, large energy buyers will need to go further and take additional actions to help create a zero-carbon electric grid by 2050.

In this brief, explore the direct employment impacts of a coal-to-renewable transition in South Korea in line with a Paris compatible coal phase out before 2030. Compare this with the projected outcomes under current policies.

Global energy demand fell the most since World War-II during 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic stalled global economic activity. According to the bp Statistical Review of World Energy 2021, world energy demand is estimated to have fallen by 4.5 per cent in 2020. This is steeper than the earlier projections for the year.

India’s future coal-fired power project pipeline carries a massive stranded asset risk due to the collapse in the average utilisation rate of its coal-fired power fleet leading to an underestimation of financial risk for new projects, finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

The study maps the costs of an early decommissioning of coal-based power plants in India. The assessment based on the availability of the data pertains to individual cost contributors for an early decommissioning for 130 plants representing a total of 45 per cent of India’s current installed 208 GW capacity.

Corporate procurement of renewable energy has played an important and growing role in decarbonizing global power systems over the past decade. Now, the growing urgency for climate action is motivating leading firms to consider advanced procurement strategies that can accelerate progress toward a carbon-free electricity grid.

This study examines the thermal, financial and operational performance of the Indian coal fleet with a capacity of 194 GW over the course of 30 months (September 2017 – February 2020) leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores factors leading to under-utilisation of some of the new and efficient assets.

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