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India oil import bill falls 10% to $101 billion in FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

At least in the oil sector, the global health emergency posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus has come to the country's advantage. India's oil import bill has fallen close to 10 per cent in FY20 as the increasing spread of coronavirus and demand squeeze globally has...

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Subject Tags: coronavirus , imports , oil , price

Aluminium Association of India urges CERC to look into markets for renewable energy certificates

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2020

The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has urged the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission to look into the market of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) which, according to it, is resulting in artificial demand and price increase in the power exchange. AAI vice-...

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The biggest challenge for mass adoption of electric vehicles in India: Price

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

More so than anywhere else, automakers are chasing the holy grail of electric mobility in India: a lower price. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s launch of its e-KUV at a price of ₹825,000 ($11, 587), compared to its next cleanest option -- a mid-range petrol variant at ₹650,000...

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Prices of LED bulbs drop to Rs 38

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 15, 2016

Prices of LED bulbs being distributed by state-run Energy Efficient Services Ltd (EESL) under a government programme have fallen to one-tenth of their rates two years ago. 

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Subject Tags: LED , price , Smart Lighting

Cost of Solar energy is less than that of conventional energy says Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal - makes a strong plea for adopting solar in rural areas

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 12, 2016

Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of State (IC) for Power ,Coal and New & Renewable Energy has said that energy is important part of our ecosystem and the setting up of a multilateral Agency of...

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Subject Tags: price , solar energy

Solar Module Prices Reached 57 Cents per Watt in 2015, Will Continue to Fall Through 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 11, 2016

 According to GTM Research’s latest edition of the PV Pulse, the global blended average price for a tier-1 Chinese-produced multicrystalline PV module fell 10 percent year-over-year and reached...

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UP exempts LED bulbs from VAT; price to drop by Rs 12/unit

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 8, 2016

The Uttar Pradesh government has exempted LED bulbs from value added tax of 14.5 per cent, which will reduce its price from Rs 100 to Rs 88 per unit under the Centre's Domestic Efficiency...

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Very Low ($48/MWh) Solar PV Project Contracts Awarded In Peru

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 26, 2016

Peru recently awarded 185 megawatts (MW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) contracts in a renewable energy solicitation, at record-low prices for a nation not offering any tax breaks for such...

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Subject Tags: price , Solar PV

Maharashtra: Power tariff for those consuming over 300 units may rise

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 12, 2016

In what may prove to be a bitter pill for middle class families, those consuming over 300 units of electricity in Maharashtra may have to pay more tariff in the near future.

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Subject Tags: power , price , tariff

Electricity prices at power trading exchanges drop below Re 1 for off-peak demand periods

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 10, 2016

Electricity prices at power trading exchanges have dropped below Rs 1 for off-peak demand periods in areas with excess power generation. In some areas, prices have dipped to 50 paise per unit...

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Subject Tags: electricity , price