Bhubaneswar, Apr 4 (PTI) Majority of the people across Odisha switched off the lights at their homes for half an hour on Sunday evening to protest against the hike in power tariff in the state.

27 March
Earth Hour will start at 8:30pm. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Earth Hour is commemorated every year on the last Saturday of March
  • This year, it will be observed on March 27
  • The event is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, an NGO that works in the field of preserving wildlife

4 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jennifer Granholm may play an important role in fully decarbonizing the US economy by 2050. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JenGranholm)

  • CERAWeek conference was held virtually
  • Jigar Shah will be heading the energy department's loan programs office
  • $40 billion is available in the department's loan program office

1 March
India Energy Forum is the only organisation that represents energy sector of the country as a whole. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • India Energy Forum is the only organisation in the country which represents the energy sector as a whole
  • NTPC, NHPC, Power Grid Corporation, Tata Power, Reliance Energy, PTC Ltd, Indian Oil, Coal India and about 60 well known energy groups are a part of it
  • The Forum is the place which brings all- government, policy makers and multi-national agencies in an attempt to resolve the problems

1 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 4th edition of India Energy Forum by CERAWeek on October 26. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The three-day event of India Energy Forum was organised virtually by IHS Markit
  • The theme of the event was “India’s Energy Future in a World of Change”
  • It was attended by at least 30 international delegates and community speakers

28 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was sworn in as Energy Secretary by Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo Credits: AP/PTI)

  • Jennifer Granholm is seen talking about taking over a department  transitioning into clean energy
  • General Motors has vowed to build only electric vehicles by 2035
  • The energy department would be playing a role in reviving the Iran nuclear deal

25 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jennifer Granholm became the first woman to be elected as the governor of Michigan. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Granholm was confirmed with a 64-35 vote
  • She was also the top candidate for Energy Secretary in the 2016 elections
  • She is known for giving importance to clean energy and climate change

23 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Bidisha Bhattacharyya has been appointed as Senior Policy Advisor in the Farm Service Agency. (Photo Credit: LinkedIn/Bidisha Bhattacharyya)

  • Bidisha Bhattacharyya had spent three years deploying solar energy solutions in rural India
  • She had earlier served as Director of Climate and Energy Policy at the Centre for American Progress
  • She holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University

22 Feburary.Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel and Egypt have reportedly reached a pipeline agreement.(Representational/Unsplash)

  • The deal was announced as Tarek El Molla, the Egyptian Energy Minister, visited Israel
  • The energy ministers and their teams met "in order to enlarge and to increase the cooperation in energy," Molla said
  • Israel began pumping gas from Leviathan in December 2019 and exporting to Egypt the following month

16 Feburary.Topeka, KS, USA
The power grids in Kansas and Missouri are under the jurisdiction of Evergy (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The initial plan is to block the supply for 30-60 minutes 
  • The Southwest Power Pool classified the crisis as a level three
  • Evergy has also urged the residents of the affected area to limit their use till a resolution is found