About Sonali Rawat

Sonali is a Research Analyst at Firstgreen. She is an undergraduate architect from Aayojan school of architecture. Sonali has a keen interest in green architecture and her aim is to help minimize the effect of architecture on the environment.

by in Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings, IGBC Certification, Sustainable Development

‘Mission on Net Zero’ launched by CII

More than 250 leading organisations in building sector have committed to achieve Net Zero status Coinciding with Earth Day, the CII Indian Green Building Council has launched ‘IGBC Mission on Net Zero’ to facilitate ‘India achieve net-zero carbon emission status by 2050’. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman CII-GBC said “Climate change poses an existential crisis for humanity. […]

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The Center must maintain the balance of power: Government versus regulatory

Instead of intruding into state matters, the Centre must focus on aspects such as the availability of round-the-clock affordable power supply to consumers without any load-shedding. The Ministry of Power must refrain from overstepping its jurisdiction and interfering in-state electricity matters We are well-versed of the fact that power is a Concurrent subject under the […]

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8 MW Solar Energy capacity commercially operational at NTPC Auraiya project

NTPC has recently said that solar energy generation capacity at its Auraiya project in Uttar Pradesh has been made commercially operational. The remaining 12 MW solar capacity under implementation is expected to be operational by March 2021. “Consequent upon successful commissioning, 8 MW part capacity of 20 MW Auraiya Solar PV Project at Auraiya, UP, […]

by in Solar Market, Solar Policy

Chandigarh issues tender for complete privatisation of power discom

Becoming the first Union Territory to offer its power distribution company for complete privatization, Chandigarh has issued a tender inviting bids for the same. Privatization of discoms was part of Centre’s Aatmnirbhar Bharat plan announced in May for economic revival. The Electricity wing of engineering department of Union Territory of Chandigarh invited bids from interested […]

by in Policy and Regulations

A big breakthrough but gaps persist in the wider picture

 India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power won India’s first e-Reverse Auction of 400 MW renewable energy project conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) and will be the first company to deliver round the clock electricity supply. The other winning bidders included Solarpack, Avikiran Surya (ENEL Green Power), Amp Energy Green, Eden […]

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COVID-19 is bringing

While buildings themselves cannot solve the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot be denied that they will play a crucial role in minimising viral transmission. A recent study suggested that enhancing indoor air quality (IAQ) could be as effective in reducing aerosol transmission of viruses as vaccinating 50-60% of the population. As offices have started to reopen, […]

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