Daily News Wrap-Up: Global Wind Energy Council Enters India

The Australian state of Tasmania to run on 100% renewable energy


Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced that they would establish GWEC India to work with the government and stakeholders to renew momentum around wind power development and support India in achieving its ambitious renewable energy targets. The new industry association will focus on building out India’s huge potential and local supply capacity, addressing regulatory bottlenecks, sharing the best international practices, and experience and facilitating dialogue and cooperation between government and industry stakeholders.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, laid the foundation stone for the first press-mud (sugar plant waste) to Karnataka’s compressed biogas project. Praj Industries will deploy its RenGas technology for the project being set up by Leafiniti Bioenergy. The Indian Oil Corporation will utilize the compressed biogas produced in this unit under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) program. The project is scheduled to be completed in the next six months.

The Australian state of Tasmania is now 100% self-sufficient in renewable energy. This landmark achievement was realized as the 29th of the 31 wind turbines at Granville Harbour officially came online. When the final two turbines are commissioned at Granville Harbour, Tasmania will have access to 10,741 GWh of renewable generating capacity – well above the state’s average annual electricity demand of 10,500 GWh.

Horizon Power is building Australia’s first renewable hydrogen demonstration project in Denham, Western Australia. The plant will generate 526 MWh per year, equivalent to the energy required to power up to 100 residential houses in Denham. Construction will start August 2021, with commissioning to commence in December the same year.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.

Ankita Rajeshwari Ankita is an editor at MercomIndia.com where she writes and edits clean energy news stories and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as a copy editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.