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In what could be one of the effective ways to deal with the issue of air pollution linked to stubble burning, all coal based thermal power plants located in Delhi-NCR and adjoining area will have to mandatorily use a minimum 5% blend of pellets made of crop residue with coal annually.

This global assessment provides an overview of developments in the geothermal sector and the factors that will shape the geothermal market in the near future. Geothermal energy – a clean and reliable source of heat and electricity – will play a critical role in the clean energy transition alongside other renewable energy sources.

This background note was developed to inform the discussions at the Special IEA Ministerial on Gas Markets and Supply Security on 15 February 2023. It assesses the latest developments in European and global natural gas markets, taking into account the impacts of the energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies are likely to remain tight through 2025, curbing demand growth in key Asian import markets. European LNG demand may remain strong in the short term, but will decline by 2030 as decarbonization and energy security policies take effect.

The Government of Himachal Pradesh on February 15, 2023, issued the Himachal Pradesh Water Cess on Hydro Power Generation Ordinance, 2023 to impose Water Cess on Hydro Power Generation in the State of Himachal Pradesh and for revenue generation in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

Energy Transition entails an increasing presence of variable & intermittent Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) like solar & wind in the energy mix. This presents a grid-level challenge, that would require incentivization of technologies offering storage & ancillary services attributes.

This report assesses key drivers, potential, barriers, and solutions of developing natural gas value chains in Africa to fight energy poverty and enable a just energy transition.

Across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the greatest progress made in the Asia-Pacific region has been towards Goal 7. There has been considerable success in providing electricity access to urban and rural populations. South and South-West Asia performed exceptionally on electricity access, which helped accelerate progress on SDG 7.

Current trends in the power sector have prompted changes in the role of hydropower, creating a need to adjust the way these assets are designed, operated and maintained, according to this new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the Draft Electricity Plan Notification (Amendment) Rules, 2023. This Draft Amendment was notified on 8th February, 2023. The Draft Amendment seeks to revise the manner of notification of the national electricity plan. Concerned stakeholders are requested to provide their comments, if any, to the MoP.