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MNRE Drafts Policy Framework To Promote DRE Livelihood In Rural Areas ; Invites Comments By Stakeholders

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 20, 2020

In recent years, a wave of innovators and entrepreneurs has come up with a variety of decentralised renewable energy (DRE) livelihood applications, which are not only energy efficient but also economically viable in rural settings. Modular design of such DRE livelihood...

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States seek inputs for revising clean vehicle policies; EVs may get cheaper

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 8, 2020

Electric vehicles (EV) may get cheaper in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, as these states consider floating purchase incentives in line with the Centre’s flagship EV policy that gives direct subsidies to buyers, said people in the know....

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Renewable Energy: Four policies approved to boost industrial growth in J&K

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

In a bid to boost industrial growth, the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council, headed by Lt Governor G C Murmu, on Friday approved four policies for tourism, captive power, hydro power and renewable energy, and AYUSH care. The Administrative Council's decision comes in...

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Rajasthan launches new policies for solar, wind and hybrid energy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

The Rajasthan government on Thursday launched new schemes and policies to promote industrial development, investment, solar energy, wind energy and small scale industries in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched the Industrial Development Policy-2019, Rajasthan...

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Re-negotiation of contracts with renewable energy players discourages investment in sector: WWF-India report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

The renegotiation of contracts with renewable energy players is impacting the viability of investments in the sector according to a report by WWF-India. The report titled, “The Rise of Renewables: Are You REDE?” said, “The fall in Renewable Energy (RE) prices, as a result of...

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AP govt makes key changes to its energy policies

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday made several key changes to its policies on solar, wind and hybrid power, primarily withdrawing the facility for energy banking and drawal that was purportedly causing a huge financial drain on the power distribution companies (Discoms...

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Indian State Of Punjab Plans 21% Electricity From Renewables By 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2019

The north Indian state of Punjab has issued a draft renewable energy policy with a target to procure 21% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The draft policy, issued by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), also outlines technology-specific...

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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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Tirupati international airport will run on solar energy now

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 5, 2019

Tirupati airport has gone solar. It has now joined the list of airports powered by solar energy. Vijayawada airport is the only other airport in the state to have solar energy facility. The...

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Telangana govt to come up with new solar policy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 19, 2019

The Telangana government is planning to come out with a new solar policy factoring in the changes in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector. ...

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