To boost clean energy in India states ask for subsidies, support, protection and right policies

States on Wednesday urged the Centre to provide a level-playing field for domestic investors in the renewable energy sector and categorise large hydro projects as clean energy source to give a boost to green energy projects. Chief ministers and representatives of various states at the Second Global RE-Invest Summit here demanded that subsidies and easy […]

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Nepal to award 1,200 MW hydroelectric project to Chinese company

Nepal has revived a deal with a Chinese state-owned firm to construct a USD 2.5 billion hydroelectric plant, that had been scrapped by the previous government, officials said. Prime Minister K P Oli’s governemnt last week decided to hand over the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, to the China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), reversing the former […]

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UN secretary general to attend second Global RE-Invest summit in National Capital

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres will be visiting India to attained 2nd Global RE-Invest summit and the first assembly of ISA in National Capital on October 2. The 2nd Global RE-Invest will host the First Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Meeting of the Energy Ministers of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries. […]

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China mulls exit from Nepal’s Seti hydropower project

Citing high resettlement and rehabilitation costs, China is planning to make an exit from 750-megawatt West Seti hydropower project in Nepal, reported the South China Morning Post quoting sources in Kathmandu. A high-level delegation from CWE Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation that had undertaken to execute the project in a memorandum […]

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India invites experts from Pakistan to visit two hydropower projects on Chenab

India has invited Pakistani experts to visit the sites of its two hydropower projects on the Chenab river next month to address its concerns, but hinted at continuation of the work on them despite Islamabad’s objections, a senior Pakistani official has said. After the conclusion of the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the Indus Waters […]

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India’s first biofuel powered flight undertakes maiden voyage

Biofuel technology developed indigenously by CSIR a game changer: Dr. Harsh Vardhan A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off on Monday from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation Q400 aircraft powered by ,was received […]

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Green group favors impact assessment of each hydropower project in HP

Environment group Himdhara Collective on Sunday sent a letter to the expert committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, demanding cumulative impact assessment of each hydropower project on the Satluj river basin. The committee, at its meeting on Tuesday, will consider the grant of environment clearance to public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut […]

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Bengal govt promoting renewable energy sources: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government is drawing up several schemes for the promotion of solar power and other sources of renewable energy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. On the National Renewable Energy Day, Banerjee made a reference to ‘Aloshree’, a scheme taken up by her government to fit solar panels in all government offices and educational […]

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Arunachal CM Khandu stresses on hydropower potential to transform state

Recalling years of economic struggle post-statehood in 1987, with lingering memories of war with China in 1962, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday stressed the state’s hydropower potential to transform it into a progressive state of the country. Greeting people of the frontier state on the 72nd Independence Day, Khandu said: “Even though […]

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Proposed Amendments in Tariff Policy

R.K Singh Union Minister for State (I/C) Power and New and Renewable Resources informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday that the Central Government in the proposed draft amendments to the National tariff policy, 2016 has included the provision for imposition of penalties on the Distribution companies for power cuts other than force majeure conditions or […]

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