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

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Renewable Energy - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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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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Schneider makes renewable energy pledge

Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and to the doubling of its energy productivity, both by 2030. The global energy management and automation specialist said it strongly believes it cannot go renewable without ensuring optimisation of its energy system first. read more →

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cKers Finance paves way for innovative sustainable energy project financing: makes 5 investments and looks for more

Recently launched cKers Finance (pronounced ‘seekers’) has made a series of 5 investments in quick succession. They cover several emerging segments: rooftop solar, solar home systems and solar pumps. The project financier is actively building its portfolio in other decentralized renewable energy… read more →

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CPP Investment Board to buy 15 per cent in ReNew Power Ventures

CPP Investment Board is acquiring a 14-15% stake in Sumant Sinha-led ReNew Power Ventures for $350 million (Rs 2,250 crore), industry sources said, making the Canadian pension fund manager the third largest stakeholder in the company where Goldman Sachs holds the majority share. CPPIB is acquiring the… read more →

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PSPCL increases its share of renewable energy, signs agreement for 150 MW wind power

The Punjab state power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has added increased its share of renewable energy has risen to 20% of the total energy produced via Thermal and Hydel sources in the state by signing an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to buy additional 150 MW of power. Chairman… read more →

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India raises $400m green bond to fund renewables drive

A leading Indian financier issued a $400 million “green” bond on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, to support the country’s renewable energy drive. In its first international bond for two decades, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) raised money for projects covering solar and wind power, energy… read more →

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Renewables capacity crosses 60GW

In a significant development, India’s total renewable energy capacity crossed 60,000 MW in the September quarter. The country added 10,000 MW in the last nine months; the cumulative clean energy capacity had crossed 50,000 MW in the December quarter last year. However, capacity addition during the… read more →

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Delhi power discoms to purchase 1,000 MW clean energy by 2019

The power discoms in Delhi will be able to purchase 1,000 MW clean electricity by 2019, a major step towards implementing the AAP government's solar policy. Making the announcement here today, Delhi Power minister Satyender Jain said if needed, the city government will get more clean energy to keep… read more →

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Karnataka overrules order to reduce discom tariff

In an unprecedented step, the Karnataka government has overruled a regulatory order that had reduced the tariff the state discom would pay for wind energy projects for which power purchase agreements were signed before this fiscal year. The state has invoked special provisions under Section 108 of the… read more →

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Renewables to account for 40 per cent of India’s energy mix by 2030: Power Minister R K Singh

India’s energy consumption is set to double over the next 6-7 years while the share of renewables in the country’s energy supply is likely to rise to 40 per cent by 2030, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said here. Renewable energy sources – including solar and wind power – currently… read more →

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