Casual approach failed J & K ‘s target of generating 7500 MW solar power

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have failed to achieve the target of generating 7,500 mw solar power even after five years of signing a MoU with the Union Government In March 2014. Under the MoU, solar projects of the capacity of 5,000 MW in Ladakh and 2,500 mw in Kargil, possessing tremendous potential for new […]

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Renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution by 80 percent

Electricity supply is one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential environmental impacts — such as air and water pollution, land-use or water demand. Using a first-time combination of multiple modelling systems, an international team […]

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Bill Gates backed startup Heliogen achieves solar breakthrough

Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including […]

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Here is what you should know about AP’s key changes in energy policies

The Andhra Pradesh government recently 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). The Andhra Pradesh government said it has observed statutory audit has reported an abnormal […]

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Yemen taps solar power amid war energy shortage

When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels. Faqih is part of a booming solar sector transforming lives and energy sustainability in Yemen, a poor country with scant rural power access even before conflict knocked out […]

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Ladhak to get INR 50000 cr for projects including solar: Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the newly-created Union territory of Ladakh will be allocated budget for development. The development plans entail total investments of Rs 50,000 crore in power, solar energy, education and tourism sectors. Shah at the launch of sale of winter-grade diesel in Leh said the government has made a provision […]

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AIIB expects $100m investment a year in India’s solar, wind projects

Beijing-headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) expects an annual private investment worth $100 million a year in solar and wind projects in India from next month. AIIB expects to tap as much as $100 million green and renewable projects in India from next month, bank’s Director General (Investment Operations) Pang Yee Ean said. In a […]

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Aptel asks state regulator to review solar tariff: Report

The Appellate Tribunal For Electricity (Aptel) has reportedly set aside certain components of the solar tariff fixed by TNERC and has directed the State regulator to pass a consequential order within three months. According to the Hindu, Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited and National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) in separate petitions challenged the […]

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Renewable Energy certificate sales down dipped 2.25 percent in October

Sales of renewable energy certificates dipped 2.25 per cent to 6.87 lakh units in October as compared to 7.03 lakh in the same month a year ago due to lower supply, according to official data. Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange of India (PXIL) are the two power bourses in the country which are […]

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