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Govt forms new policy for standardisation of renewable energy products

Aiming to address the quality issues in India’s rapidly growing renewable energy sector, the union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has come out with a new policy for “testing, standardisation and certification” of products in the renewable energy sector. The policy also aims to develop… read more →

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Draft Maharashtra EV policy moots 15% subsidy on price of electric vehicles

The Maharashtra government is finalising a policy to encourage manufacturing as well as purchase of electric vehicles. According to the draft policy, a copy of which was accessed exclusively by ET, the measures include refunding the state goods and services tax (SGST) to the manufacturers and offering… read more →

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Purchase pacts for wind power will be cleared at new rates: KERC

Rejecting the requests of both wind developers and the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), Karnataka’s power regulator has reiterated its earlier decision that power purchase agreements (PPAs), which had not been approved before it set a new wind power tariff, would be okayed only at the… read more →

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Maharashtra power utility offers to install solar panels for green Metro

Mahametro’s endeavour to become ‘Green Metro’ in the country has received a boost with state-run power generation company Mahagenco (Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Ltd) offering to install solar panels for Mahametro in its Nagpur project. Mahametro plans to meet 65% power demand… read more →

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European Union grants India 3.5 million euros for 'MobiliseYourCity' initiative

India, France and the European Union have come together as part of a global sustainable development project, which will work at transforming three major Indian cities by improving urban mobility and cutting down carbon footprint. The three cities that will benefit from the global sustainable development… read more →

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Power ministry to revive stalled hydro projects

Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the ministry is doing its job to revive stalled and stressed thermal and hydro power projects, signalling the intent of the government. "We are close to a resolution of stressed thermal power projects soon where developers are not wilful defaulters," Goyal… read more →

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More states coming on board allowing Indian Railways direct procurement of electricity

The Indian Railways, which is working on a mega energy saving plan, is looking forward to more states coming on board in allowing Non-Objection Certificates (NOCs) for procurement of electricity directly from a supplier of the transporter’s choice and reducing its dependence on state distribution… read more →

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India Will Fly Forward With Cleantech & Climate Action Despite Donald Trump

In a panel discussion in Abu Dhabi in January, the perfect response of India’s Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines to a question on what India would do if Trump pulls out of Paris deal makes India's commitments clear. The summary of the answer:… read more →

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China makes concessions to Germany on electric car quotas

Germany has persuaded China to make concessions on its proposed quotas to encourage the production of electric vehicles, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Chancellor Angela Merkel said after talks in Berlin on Thursday. Merkel said Germany and China had similar goals when it came to promoting electric… read more →

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Trump rants against India while withdrawing from Paris Agreement

While announcing American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, US President Donald Trump unloaded on developing countries, including India and China, an epic rant. "India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from… read more →

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