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India sanctions plans for 10 ‘Solar Zones’ of at least 10,000 hectares each

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 21, 2016

India has sanctioned plans to implement 10 ‘Solar Zones’ each consisting of at least 10,000 hectares of land to encourage solar PV project developers, manufacturers and investors to help achieve...

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Indonesia’s palm oil permit moratorium to last five years

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 20, 2016

In April, Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared a moratorium on new licenses to establish palm oil plantations, a decision welcomed by advocates for the environment and indigenous...

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'Policy on Wind Solar hybrid needs greater clarity'

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 13, 2016

A distinct policy for wind and solar hybrid is still a few years away as industry and other stakeholders need greater clarity on the issues involved, a senior official said.

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Subject Tags: policy , wind solar hybrid

India consider umbrella legislation on climate change

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 28, 2016

India is considering the possibility of bringing an umbrella legislation on climate change to move ahead towards the ratification of the Paris climate agreement—a legacy that the US President...

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Document on website is a study, not draft forest policy: Centre

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 27, 2016

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Saturday said a document uploaded on its website as Draft National Forest Policy was, in fact, not a draft policy at all....

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Subject Tags: Forest , policy

Ban on big diesel cars, SUVs not the right way: Javadekar

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 24, 2016

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engines above 2,000cc in Delhi-NCR by courts “is not the right way.”


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Draft forest policy out, brace for green tax

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 21, 2016

The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest Policy (NFP), proposing levy of a green tax while calling for safeguarding forest land by exercising strict restraint on...

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Subject Tags: Forest , Green Tax , policy

India Eyes 10 GW Geothermal Power Capacity By 2030

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 20, 2016

Geothermal, wave and tidal power technologies have been ignored by the Indian government’s ambitious plans for renewable energy capacity expansion. These technologies remain relatively less...

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Subject Tags: geothermal energy , policy

India Looking To Launch National Energy Storage Mission

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 17, 2016

India’s renewable energy targets will massive amounts of capacity added to the grid over a very short period of time. The Indian government is looking at ways to minimize its impact on the...

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Subject Tags: energy storage , MNRE , policy

Govt bats for hybrid solar-wind power projects in draft policy

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 15, 2016

The government has sought to boost hybrid solar and wind power projects in the country with incentives and a financing system to increase renewable energy sources while better using existing...

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Subject Tags: policy , solar-wind hybird