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What falling oil prices may mean for the future of renewable energy investment

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM



Oil prices have plummeted in recent months, with the price of oil today hitting its lowest point for five years. That's led to lots of speculation about the impact of falling oil prices on the world's efforts to cut emissions by decarbonising the energy sector.

There's little consensus. Some analysts argue that the falling oil price could end the world's slow march towards zero carbon energy. Others say renewables are established enough to see out the storm.

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The 2015 Energy Quiz

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM



Are you an energy genius? It’s hard to tell whether or not Americans are really aware of the energy that controls our lives and our future. The following energy quiz should be revealing. The answers are given at the end.

Ten right answers out of the twenty questions is a passing grade. Twelve to fourteen right answers means you’re pretty energy-literate. Fifteen to eighteen right answers means you should be advising Congress. Let me know if you got twenty right answers.

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MNRE to soon roll out draft Renewable Energy Act

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM



In a statement given by Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, MNRE said that – “A technical committee is working on it and they are likely to get back to us with the first draft of the legislation in 20-25 days. After that we will put it out for inviting suggestions and objections from all stakeholders including the state governments. I believe clarity in policy will help bring in much needed investment into the sector in India. This legislation will be complementary to the Electricity Act”.

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