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Solar, wind and hydro projects are threatening key wildlife habitats in Southeast Asia, India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

Renewable energy is crucial in the fight against global warming, but the development of wind, solar and hydropower projects in important conservation areas could spell disaster for birds, great apes and other wildlife. For the first time, researchers have done a comprehensive...

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Jobs: India needs 1,000 GW of solar power capacity to replace coal workers

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

India would need 1,000 gigawatt (GW) of solar power capacity to replace coal mining jobs, according to a recent study. With a mounting global pressure to shift away from coal and adopt renewable energy sources, ensuring that coal miners find jobs locally in other industries...

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India needs land size of Himachal or Chhattisgarh to achieve renewable energy target: Research

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India needs a total land footprint roughly the size of Himachal Pradesh or Chhattisgarh to achieve its ambitious target of 175 giga watts (GW) renewable energy by 2022, according to a latest research. "Total land footprint needed to meet India's renewable energy target is...

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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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Power PSUs to acquire over 2 lakh hectares for solar parks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

Central public sector undertakings (PSUs) will acquire more than two lakh hectares to set up 47,000 mw of green power units under a new plug-and-play model, aimed at accelerating solar capacity expansion by derisking projects from land acquisition and availability of...

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PM Narendra Modi asks cabinet secretary to sort green corridor’s land, forest issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deputed cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba to resolve issues of land, right of way and forest clearances that Modi said at a recent meeting were hampering the progress of the government’s four-year-old ‘Green Corridor’ project for installing a 19,...

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Govt to ease land acquisition, finance for renewables to meet 450 GW target

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has started drafting plans to set up mega capacities and ease investment in renewables to meet the new target set by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. At the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday, Modi vowed to...

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Solar installations in first half of 2019 at 3.2 GW, down 35 per cent

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Solar installations in India, during the first half (H1) of 2019 reached 3.2 gigawatts (GW). This is a 35 per cent decline in capacity, compared to 5.1 GW added in H1 of 2018, according to Mercom India. In its report on Q2 2019, titled India Solar Market Update, Mercom found...

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Indian activists oppose oil refinery project citing environmental concerns, as protests flare up

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

In March 2019, following large protests from farmers and environmental activists, the Indian government moved a planned $44 billion ‘green’ oil refinery project out of the ecologically sensitive...

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