Hydrogen From Coal
An expert panel constituted by the government said the country has potential to produce hydrogen from domestic coal. The demand of hydrogen in 2021 was around 6.7 million tonnes, and is expected to nearly double to 11.7 million tonnes by 2030.
Green Hydrogen ‘Sweeteners’
India will offer incentives for green hydrogen producers to encourage domestic production of the fuel, Power Minister RK Singh said on June 16 at the India Energy Transition Summit 2022, organised by industry body Ficci.
New Coal Power Projects
While hydrogen dominates the discourse of clean energy transition, coal power projects are still needed to meet the energy demand, Gurdeep Singh, chairman at NTPC Ltd., said at the BloombergNEF Summit on June 23. The company, he said, may have to add new coal power capacity to meet demand.
Ban On Single-Use Plastics
India has banned manufacturing, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastic items from July 1. This includes ear buds and balloons with plastic sticks, plastic flags, ice-cream sticks, plastic plates to cutlery, among others.
Solar PV Module
India can achieve 50 GW of solar photovoltaic module manufacturing capacity in five years, said Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Bhagwant Khuba at the Economic Times Leadership Summit and Awards 2022. India’s solar module production capacity stood at 18 GW as of December 2021.