NTPC executive reaffirms Indian company’s plan to transition from coal to renewables

first_imgNTPC executive reaffirms Indian company’s plan to transition from coal to renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ETEnergyworld.comState-owned NTPC is looking at green hydrogen and battery storage to drive energy transition and is moving away from coal-based projects, said its Executive Director, Mohit Bhargava.NTPC has set a 32-gigawatt (GW) renewable energy (RE) capacity target by 2032, which is 25 per cent of its total planned capacity of 130 GW. It is also planning to have 10 GW of solar energy by 2022, which entails an investment of about Rs 50,000 crore.“We are no longer looking at new greenfield coal-based projects. We are looking at renewables in a big way and ultimately want to be a large RE player not only within the country but also use renewables as a pillar to promote green hydrogen. We are looking at both green hydrogen and battery storage… In our overall frame of things green hydrogen would play a very important role,” said Bhargava at ETEneryworld’s Energy Transition Summit on Thursday.According to many studies, green hydrogen could be a major player not only in terms of fuel but also in being a feedstock as hydrogen, methanol, and ammonia.The firm is looking at tariff-based renewable energy bids by SECI, NHPC, or state utilities. “We’re also looking at the government schemes and are vigorously pursuing on the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks scheme, wherein we are in discussion with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh for availability of land because that is going to be one of the key things for the growth of renewables,” Bhargava said.NTPC has 5-6 GW renewable energy projects in the pipeline, which is primarily solar power based.[Aarushi Koundal]More: We are looking at both green hydrogen and battery storage: Mohit Bhargava, executive director, NTPClast_img read more

Anjorin wins new contract at Chelsea

first_imgTino Anjorin has won a new contract at Chelsea. Anjorin Sky Sports says Chelsea are set to announce that Anjorin has signed a new long-term deal. Blues boss Frank Lampard handed Anjorin his first Premier League appearance in March’s 4-0 win over Everton.Advertisement The manager has fought hard to keep him at Stamford Bridge. read also:Tino Anjorin agrees long-term deal with Chelsea Both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Arsenal and Dortmund had all been monitoring the 18-year-old midfielder, who joined Chelsea as an Under-7. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img

175 children placed in foster care, 80 adopted

first_imgThe Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) has recorded an increase in the number of children placed in both permanent and temporary homes, as was related by the Director of the Agency, Ann Greene during an interview.The CCPA’s Year-in-Review notes that a total of 175 children were placed in foster homes with 117 foster parents, while 80 children were able to spend the holidays in the warmth of their new adopted families’ homes.According to the childcare arm of the Social Protection Ministry, 51 domestic or local persons, 18 Guyanese living abroad and 11 international or non-GuyaneseCCPA Director Ann Greeneadopted the children.These numbers, Director Greene said, were higher when compared to last year’s figures. Although she did not provide Guyana Times with the figures for the previous year, Greene noted that the significant increases were achieved because the adoption process flowed more swiftly this year with the aid of the Child Court and additional laws.Important to note also is that this year, more children were placed in institutional care.The Agency also outlined in its year-in-review that it managed to increase partnerships at the community level with key stakeholders, including the Guyana Police Force, teachers, public health workers, Non-Governmental Organisations and community groups such as faith-based organisations for social network support for vulnerable families.The CCPA said the work of child protection was not done in isolation, and communities must take responsibility for keeping children safe. Community-based initiatives and parenting programmes are known to be effective in strengthening the functioning of parents and enhancing the growth and development of children.The Agency’s report stated that it “formally met with the religious groups in February to establish partnership, since the religious community has more access to the family and the leaders can serve as an important channel of communication for social change and transformation. As a result, a number has registered to be part of our Prevent Child Abuse Action Groups at the community level providing after-school support and empowerment for children and assisting with education and training for parents”.Another important achievement was the intensification of the National Multimedia Awareness Child Abuse Campaign, which was made possible through new communication methods and channels for reporting. As part of its achievement, persons can now make child abuse complaints via social media.last_img read more

Whos crying now Australian glee as cricketers rise from Ashes

first_imgSydney: Australians basked in rediscovered pride in their cricketers Tuesday after Steve Smith inspired a thumping Ashes Test win over England, redeeming himself following a ball-tampering scandal that left the team in disgrace. Smith, pilloried and banned for a year over the infamous ‘Sandpaper-gate’ affair, rose above taunts of “We saw you cry on the telly” with centuries in each innings before England crumbled to a 251-run defeat in Birmingham. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “It’s a redemption story like no other, from Sandpaper-gate to standing up to England, in England,” tweeted 7News Brisbane. “The Miracle of Birmingham”, trumpeted The Australian, as any lingering embarrassment from the tampering scandal more than 18 months ago evaporated. Instead, attention turned to the “redemption” of Smith from a tearful press conference last year to his Test-defining innings which humbled England, just weeks after they were crowned ODI world champions. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins took all 10 wickets as England’s second innings folded for 146, but it was the knocks of 144 and 142 by Smith that set up the victory and renewed comparisons with the great Donald Bradman. At the start of the Test the Australians were mocked as “cry-babies” and endured taunts of “cheats and losers”, but five days on they were winners, the Herald’s Malcolm Knox noted. – ‘Redemption tale’ – ===================== Knox described the fidgety Smith’s centuries as “pure cricket alchemy, turning base metals into gold”. The net effect of the abuse by England fans “was to knit the Australians together” and bring out their best cricket, he wrote. “Even as he received his player-of-the-match award, Steve Smith had to speak above the songs of the last desperates whose claim to fame was having seen him cry on the telly. He wasn’t crying now.” News Corp. Australia’s James Matthey said the vocal Edgbaston crowd “wasn’t able to provide the spark needed to overcome an Australian team welcoming the ball-tampering trio back into the fold”. Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were playing in their first Test together since receiving lengthy suspensions for their part in the sandpaper affair. The Australian called Smith’s performance “a redemption tale” and said he “brings to a dressing room a belief in bright sides and silver linings, if not unicorns and rainbows… Has any previous Australian team, it is also worth asking, been so leveraged to the fortunes of a single player?” Former Australian captain Gregg Chappell, who had his own scandal in the past with the infamous underarm bowling to New Zealand in 1981, said Smith couldn’t rest on his laurels. “He’s taken a huge stride towards that redemption,” Chappell was quoted as saying. “The way forward for that redemption is to keep making runs.”last_img read more