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Latest Renewable Energy Policies and Regulations – from EAI

This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for renewable energy policies and regulations. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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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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Goa government urges industries to adopt solar energy

In a bid to promote solar power generation in Goa, the state government urged industrial estates to adopt solar power technology, which would help bring down costs for industrialists. Speaking at the Verna industrial estate state secretary for power Sanjay Goyal presented the salient features of the… read more →

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Solar power equipment, parts to attract 5% tax under GST regime

India will levy a 5 percent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, putting an end to confusion about the new taxation policy for the industry after its landmark tax reform. A flat 5 percent tax on all solar power equipment… read more →

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Proposed compensation for grid curtailment to benefit renewable sector

The Centre has proposed a compensation mechanism for existing renewable energy projects. According to India Ratings, if this proposal is adopted, it will protect the cash flows to an extent from grid curtailments and will also ensure a favourable operational environment for renewables sector. read more →

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GST may push up cost of solar power projects

The goods and services tax may increase solar energy project costs by 12%-18% and generation costs by 40-50 paise per unit, some industry leaders said, although the government said the new taxation regime won’t have much of an impact on them. read more →

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Failure by states to meet RPO for renewable power may trip 2022 target

States are lagging behind in meeting their renewable purchase obligation target which is a key policy instrument to meet the goal of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of green energy by 2022, stakeholders and experts say. Consulting firm Bridge To India, in a recent report, said the Union Ministry of New… read more →

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Removal of incentives to hit wind energy projects

With incentives offered for wind energy investments having come down this financial year, installations by small investors — those who have less than 10 MW — is expected to drop drastically. Of the 32 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the country, 60% are by small investors. According to K.… read more →

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Alternative energy policy sought for Kerela

The Kerala Electricity Workers Federation (KEWF) has called upon the government to announce a alternative energy policy for the State without further delay. In a recent KEWF State meet at Adoor, they adopted a resolution stressing the importance of tapping various alternative energy sources to meet… read more →

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Tamil Nadu in India calls 1.5-GW solar tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has started a 1,500-MW solar tender and is expecting bids below INR 4 (USD 0.062/EUR 0.056) per kWh till June 15. The competing projects’ capacity should be between 1 MW and 500 MW. Parks smaller than 50 MW will get 12 months from the… read more →

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Piyush Goyal on India's progress on electricity reforms

With the NDA government’s efforts to make India a power surplus and energy secured nation, electricity will never be a political subject, says power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal. The government has put in place an honest and transparent system in the energy sector that will… read more →

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