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India Budget Highlights 2014-2015: Energy

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Most significantly in the budget, investing in new, renewable and clean energy projects seems attractive and was given high priority.

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Highlights from a workshop on 'The Economics and Business of Energy Conservation'

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EBTC in association with the Jadavpur University and Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a workshop on ‘Economics and Business of Energy Conservation’ as a part of the Lecture Series on Sustainability of the Indian Energy Sector - Prospects and Challenges on energy conservation in Kolkata on 3rd May 2014. This piece captures key highlights from the event.

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Insight: Emerging Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

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Due to several positive characteristics such as availability, abundance and reach, solar radiation is one of the most reliable sources of energy. Sunlight is predictable, widely spread all over the world, free and inexhaustible. Solar radiation reaching the Earths’ surface can supply almost 6000 times the global consumption of primary energy . Moreover, it has relatively high power density (global average 170 W/m²) . Photovoltaic (PV), is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductor materials.

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