The Gaza Strip is a densely populated area with limited water and power resources. The groundwater aquifer is the only available source, with a deficit of 145 million cubic metres per year between demand and supply. Consequently, the quality of the aquifer has deteriorated and water desalination plants are being constructed.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued guidelines for rollout of the Rs 34,422-crore PM-KUSUM scheme, which would encourage farmers to generate solar power in their farms and use the clean energy to replace their diesel water pumps.

This report discusses the risks constraining renewable energy (RE) investments in Indonesia. Part of a series, which assesses barriers to the flow of capital into RE markets in emerging economies, it focuses on solar and wind energy, which are the major drivers of global RE investments.

This report, part of a series which assesses the obstacles to the flow of capital into renewable energy markets in emerging economies, investigates risks considered important by stakeholders in South Africa’s renewable energy market.

This study presents a proposed solution to the risk of renewable energy (RE) curtailment – a grid integration guarantee (GIG), which offers cover against tail-end curtailment risk with market-reflective pricing.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Target set for new and renewable energy for 2030, 16/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Boost Off Grid Renewable Power Generation, 16/07/2019.

India`s renewable energy workforce has grown five-fold in the past five years, according to a new report. In 2019, nearly 100,000 workers are employed in the solar and wind industry, up from 19,800 in 2014. Of these, 12,400 workers were employed in FY19 and 30,000 in FY18 by utility-scale solar, rooftop solar and wind energy projects.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Renewable Energy Capacity in Rural Areas, 11/07/2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing various schemes / programmes, throughout the country including rural areas, for the development and augmentation of renewable energy capacity.

Clean energy must play a central role in achieving India’s green growth goals. The IFC estimates India will need $450 billion to finance its 2030 clean energy targets (IFC 2017). Assuming a typical 70-30 split of financing via debt vs equity, the debt funding requirements translate to $315 billion through 2030.

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