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175 GW renewables by December 2022, clarifies government

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2019

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) clarified on Wednesday that the deadline for installing 175 giga-watt (GW) of renewable energy is December 31, 2022. “At places the date for achieving the stated target is mentioned differently, i.e, by the year 2022 or by FY22...

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Policy blues, tariff caps may curtail renewable energy capacity additions: report

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

Due to policy uncertainty and tariff glitches, the country’s installed capacity in renewable energy (RE) could increase by just 40 GW to 104 GW by fiscal 2022 from 64.4 GW in fiscal 2019, ending about 42 per cent short of Government’s target of 175 GW. The sector has...

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Andhra Pradesh: Bad weather hits supply of renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Energy secretary Dr N Srikanth on Monday said power shortage in the state was not due to non-purchase of solar and wind power. He said solar and wind plants could not operate at optimum level due to inclement weather. In a statement, the energy secretary said they got a...

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Javadekar: India has met 50% of renewable energy targets

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of scaling up clean energy capacity, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday stated that the country has already met around 50% of its 2022 targets. Speaking at the India Climate Leaders’ Dialogue here,...

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77 nations commit to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Major announcements by governments including India, France, Germany, the UK along with private sector leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly accelerated. A...

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To Attract Investors & Developers, India Announces Incentives For Solar Energy Parks

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

We recently covered a story about the Indian government planning to set up large-scale renewable energy parks through public sector companies to speed up the renewable energy capacity addition. The government of India has now revealed new details about this program. According...

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NLC India exceeds 1GW installed renewable energy capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Public sector NLC India Ltd, formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, on Wednesday said it has surpassed the 1 GW installed renewable energy capacity at its facility. The Tamil Nadu-based 'Navratna' company under the Ministry of Coal had a present mining capacity of 30.6...

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Surat’s renewable energy capacity increases by 30% in 18 months

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Renewable energy production capacity has seen an increase of 30 per cent in Surat in the past 18 months. Of the 25 crore units of electricity that the city produces, share of wind and solar energy is 90 per cent. Surat happens to be the only city in the country whose captive...

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DVC ramps ups solar power capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2019

Damodar Valley Corporation plans to increase its renewable energy capacity through floating solar and pumped storage projects. The thermal and hydroelectric power PSU plans to install floating...

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UP govt clears state's first floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cleared a floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam with an investment of Rs 750 crore. It will be the first water surface...

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