World Bank Bets on Renewables Boom in India FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Global Trade Review:The World Bank is to provide US$100mn in funding for renewable energy projects in India’s booming market.The development bank will provide US$98mn in debt to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), which will on-lend the money to states in India for solar projects. A further US$2mn will be available in grants.IREDA has already earmarked 750MW and 250MW solar parks in the Madhya Pradesh region, as it looks to move towards India’s national renewable energy target of 175GW of output by 2022.India’s renewables market is viewed as one of the world’s most promising. A recent report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) predicted a dramatic market share gain by renewable energy, with a sustained deflation in renewable tariffs.Over the past two years tariffs have fallen by 50%, with a record low solar energy tariff of the equivalent of US$38 per MWh being reached this year. This, the institute finds, will result in peak coal being reached by 2027, at no more than 10% above current levels.“A combination of India’s ambitious energy policy and ongoing solar and wind energy tariff deflation will enable India to catalyse US$200-US$300bn of investment in renewable energy infrastructure over the coming decade. Improvements in energy efficiency and reduction in technical and commercial losses will deliver better electricity production per coal tonnage. To conclude, the transformation will ensure India to support its economic growth while keeping greenhouse gas emissions in check,” says Tim Buckley, director of energy finance studies at the IEEFA.World Bank to fund Indian renewable energy
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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez leaned back on his chair at his locker Saturday ahead of his team’s game against the Colorado Rockies. He had just finished talking boxing — which he loves — with a reporter. He was relaxed.When it comes to baseball, he can’t allow himself to chill out too much. That’s why, even though the Dodgers clinched the NL West title on Wednesday, he is not taking any days off at the end of the regular season.Gonzalez played Friday and he started Saturday in the Dodgers’ 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies (66-95) before 46,631 at Dodger Stadium. Scott Van Slyke scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Franklin Morales (6-9) in the bottom of the 12th inning. Carlos Frias (1-1) picked up his first major-league victory with three innings of scoreless relief.Gonzalez said he plans to start today’s finale as well. The Dodgers’ top run-producer explained. “I’d rather get everyday at-bats — my plan is to play (Saturday) and play (today), get two, three at-bats each day — than have a full day off because when you have a full day off, you shut down, like mentally,” Gonzalez said. “You know, you come into the ballpark and you don’t really get going, you go through (batting practice) kind of half-ass because you know you’re not going to play; you shut down mentally.”The Dodgers will have four days off as it is because the NLDS won’t begin until Friday against either St. Louis or Pittsburgh.“That’s a long time,” Gonzalez said. “So I want to be able to show up to the ballpark and mentally go through my routine and go through everything, get ready to play, even if it’s five, six innings. Go out there and get an at-bat, make your adjustments, get a feel and then come out and you’re good for the day.“It’s more of a mental approach than it is physical. Obviously, I could take (Saturday) and (today) off and come Friday, physically, I’m ready to go. But you want to keep that mental edge and not slow down.”Gonzalez’s offensive production this season had been a bit slow at times. He was batting just .255 at the halfway point, at which time he had 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. He entered play Saturday batting .272 with 25 home runs and a league-leading 112 RBIs, then whacked his 26th home run in the first inning. His home run total pales in comparison to his high of 40 in 2009. But this is the second-highest RBI total of his stellar career, his tops of 119 coming in 2008 with the San Diego Padres.And, though Gonzalez’s power numbers were respectable midway through, his average was well down from his career .292. Here in his 11th major-league season, he wasn’t concerned.“I mean, I knew I was going to have a season that was right around the lines of what I’ve had,” he said. “It’s a long season, man. I understand it. I don’t worry about it, I don’t think about it. I don’t really care about the numbers, to be honest. I know if I’m out there day in and day out, at the end of the year the numbers will be there. But I don’t care about them.“I’m not like, in May, ‘Oh, my God, I have two homers,’ and start panicking and, ‘I’m going to try to hit homers.’ ”Gonzalez, 32, intimated that after his first three full seasons with the Padres — which were all good — he had it figured out.“There’s a routine,” Gonzalez said. “There’s a way you prepare, the way you work in the gym, the way you work in the cage, the way you work in the video room. You put all those things together, at the end of the year, you’re going to be fine.”Said manager Don Mattingly of Gonzalez’s campaign: “Obviously, it’s been fine.”In Saturday’s game, the score was tied 1-1 after four innings. The Rockies took a 2-1 lead on an RBI single by Rafael Ynoa off starter Dan Haren in the fifth.Los Angeles (93-68) went ahead 5-2 in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single by Van Slyke, RBI doubles by Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier off Rockies starter Eddie Butler (1-2) and an RBI single by A.J. Ellis off reliever Juan Nicasio.Haren pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits and struck out four. He was in line for his 14th win, but Paco Rodriguez gave up a game-tying home run to Ben Paulsen in the ninth.Afterward, nice-guy Haren posted a note for reporters on his locker.“I felt good,” it read. “I’m ready for the playoffs. Long drive. Thanks. Have a good night.”Also, second baseman Dee Gordon was to have an MRI late Saturday after coming out of the game early with right hip irritation. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error