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India’s renewable energy generation capacity has grown 72 per cent in six yrs: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

The installed capacity of renewable energy generation in the country has grown 72 per cent from 80 gigawatt (GW) to 138.9 GW during the past six years, according to new and renewable energy minister R K Singh. He also added that the foreign direct investments of $6.1 billion...

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Indian Coal Mining Company Tenders 115 Megawatts Of Solar Projects

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

Rarely do we see companies following up on their renewable energy commitments with concrete actions, more so when companies are giants in the fossil fuel sector. However, a coal mining company in India has turned out to be an outlier in this regard and is taking measures to...

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Tamil Nadu: Govt suggests 500MW solar park in Kamuthi

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

As the Centre recently cancelled the 500MW Kadaladi solar park project in Ramanthapuram district following the state’s failure to acquire land for the project, power minister P Thangamani on Wednesday said the state government has planned to set up the project in Kamuthi,...

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RSDCL, NTPC sign agreement to develop 925 MW solar park in Jaisalmer

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2020

Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Ltd (RSDCL), a subsidiary of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation, and NTPC on Thursday signed an agreement to develop 925 MW capacity solar park at Nokh in Rajasthan''s Jaisalmer district. RSDCL Chairman Anil Gupta and National...

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India may find it difficult to meet its 175 GW target by 2022, finds CSE and Down To Earth’s State of India’s Environment report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

India’s renewable energy (RE) sector seems to be losing steam, even as the total capacity has reached almost 86 GW by December 2019, says the latest State of India’s Environment Annualreport, released here at the 2020 Annual Media Conclave and Anil Agarwal Dialogue. India has...

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EDF Renewables and SITAC Commission 105 MW Wind Plant in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

EDF Renewables and its partner for wind power generation in India, the SITAC Group, have announced the commissioning of the Verdant project, a new wind farm of 105 MW installed capacity in India. Located in the State of Gujarat, one of India’s windiest regions, the 105 MW...

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EQT, Temasek launch $500 mn renewable energy platform

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

European alternative asset manager EQT and Singapore’s state investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte. on Wednesday announced that they have jointly set up O2 Power, a $500-million renewable energy platform in India. O2 Power will target more than four gigawatts (GWs) of...

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Railways to source 1.2 GW green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

One of the significant actions taken in this direction has been installation of solar panels at stations and service buildings across the zone. All stations in a particular section of South Central Railway have been provided with solar panels to tap the natural energy....

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Railway gives push to green energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

The Railways is accelerating its efforts to install and use renewable energy as part of its objective to reduce carbon footprint and reduce its power costs. It aims to source about 1,000 MW of solar power and about 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22. Currently, it consumes 200...

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ICRA revises year-end outlook from stable to negative for renewable energy sector

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

ICRA has revised the year-end outlook for the renewable energy (RE) sector, from stable to negative. The sector is facing headwinds because of the long delays in making payments by the state distribution utilities, execution delays for projects bid out over the past two years...

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