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India sees rise in solar photovoltaic employment: IRENA

India saw expand in solar photovoltaic employment in 2018, while China, the US, Japan and the European Union lost jobs, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Thursday. In total, 11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, up from 10.3 million in 2017. As more and more countries manufacture, trade […]

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Bancha in MP becomes first solar kitchen only village in India

Bancha in Betul district is the first village in India to have zero wooden stoves and almost no use for LPG cylinders with all its 75 houses relying on solar-powered stoves to meet their cooking needs, claims social activist Mohan Nagar. “There are places in India where solar plates are used sporadically for cooking, but […]

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Here is why solar installation in India went down by 49 percent

According to a report solar installation in India during January-March period of this year stood at 1,737 megawatt (MW), registering a year-on-year decline of 49 per cent. The report states that solar installation was down mainly because of difficulty faced by installers in getting the required approvals due to general elections. The installations were at […]

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India and Bhutan finalizes Mangdecchu hydro project’s power tariff protocol

India and Bhutan has finally signed tariff protocol for the output of 720 MW Mangdechhu hydro project. The Protocol was signed between both the countries on 23rd April, 2019 by Dasho Yeshi Wangdi, Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, RGoB and Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power, GoI. Prior to this protocol finalization, basic tariff […]

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Cabinet approves Renewable Energy Agreement between India and Denmark

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a Cooperation Agreement between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India and Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy with a focus on Offshore Wind […]

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India, Germany agree to provide financial support to climate conservation projects

India and Germany on Wednesday agreed to provide financial support to climate conservation projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting renewable energies and sustainable forest management in India. Addressing the third Indo-German Environment Forum in New Delhi, German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze said, “India is an important […]

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India to construct 400 MW hydropower project in Nepal

The Indian government has proposed the construction of Lower Arun Hydropower Project in Nepal with a capacity of 400 megawatts (MW). “In a meeting with Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barshaman Pun at New Delhi on Monday, Indian Minister of State for Power Raj Kumar Singh put forth a proposal that the new […]

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Govt approves India-France pact on technical cooperation in renewable energy

The government on Thursday approved a pact between India and France to enhance technical bilateral cooperation in new and renewable energy. The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. “The Union Cabinet has approved the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and France on technical bilateral cooperation in […]

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Great scope for bilateral ties with India: Norwegian PM

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday said that there was a “great scope” to develop bilateral partnerships with India in areas such as business, trade and investments. “As India continues to be the fastest growing economy in the G20, we see a great scope for the Norwegian-Indian partnerships in business, trade and investments,” Solberg […]

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China only undertaking run-of the-river hydropower projects on Brahmaputra: Govt

India has consistently conveyed its concerns over the Brahmaputra river to China and urged the country to ensure that interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activities in the upstream areas, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Minister of State for Water Resources and River Development Arjun Ram Meghwal was replying […]

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