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Startups look to reduce dependence on lithium from China

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark focus the over-dependence of global supply chains on China. Nations around the world are now more desperate than ever for alternatives, but it’s a tough ask to replace Chinese supplies. One of the areas where China dominates the...

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Basic customs duty on solar modules being planned: MNRE secy

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 20, 2020

To incentivise domestic manufacturing of solar modules and cells, the government is planning to introduce a basic customs duty (BCD) on import of equipment for the sector. The idea is to start with a small duty and gradually raise it to 20%, so that local solar power...

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Covid-19: India woos renewable energy equipment makers

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 20, 2020

India is eyeing renewable energy equipment manufacturers looking to shift base from China following the Covid-19 outbreak. “At a time when many companies are planning to shift their manufacturing base from China, it is an opportune time for India to bring policy changes to...

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China's CNIC ponders buying into India's Greenko - report

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

China’s CNIC Corp is mulling over the possibility of buying a 10% interest in Indian renewable energy company Greenko Group, Bloomberg reports, citing informed people. One of the sources told the news agency that Greenko has been looking for a long-term investor in order to...

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Chinese, South Korean companies keen to invest in Haryana in EV sector

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

Top companies of South Korea and China have evinced interest in making multi crore investment in Haryana in the field of electric vehicles and Information Technology. The interest was shown by the investors during a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister,...

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Chinese solar major Kehua Tech partners with Oakridge Energy

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2020

Leading Chinese solar power company Kehua Tech on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with India's Oakridge Energy to provide high-efficient solar power solutions for residential and commercial sites. The partnership will allow Oakridge to distribute Kehua Tech string...

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No Compulsion to Import Modules From China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

India’s solar industry is under no compulsion to import solar cells or modules from China following the coronavirus outbreak, power and new & renewable energy minister RK Singh has said. “The solar industry is under no compulsion to import solar cells, modules and other...

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Solar power projects delayed by coronavirus in China may get relief

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

In a big relief to renewable energy projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will give extra time for the commissioning of power projects that face delays due to squeezing of supply lines from China which is facing deadly spread of coronavirus. On the lines...

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Coronavirus outbreak unlikely to impact company’s transition to BS-VI regime: Ashok Leyland's Anuj Kathuria

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Friday said it currently doesn’t foresee the coronavirus outbreak affecting its plans for migration to BS-VI emission norms, although some of its component suppliers source parts from China. The commercial vehicle manufacturer,...

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World's Cheapest Electric Car is Coming to India at Auto Expo 2020, GWM to Showcase ORA R1

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

As the global automotive industry makes an imminent shift away from traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles towards a cleaner and sustainable options, global automakers and their markets are expected to adapt quickly. Keep the range anxiety aside, and another giant hurdle...

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