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India to be Electricity-Based Economy Eventually: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power usage for all its needs from cooking to running vehicles. Speaking at the function organised to mark 10 years of...

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Total to buy 50% stake in Adani solar unit for $510 million

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) said on Thursday that Total SA has signed a binding agreement wherein the French energy giant will invest $510 million to acquire 50% stake in the upcoming unit which will house AGEL’s 2,148 megawatt (MW) of currently operational solar projects. The...

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Renewables to contribute 21 per cent of electricity demand in India in 2021-22: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

Renewable energy sources are expected to account for around 21 per cent of electricity demand in 2021-22, Power Minister R K Singh said on Thursday. "As per Central Electricity Authority's National Electricity Plan, contribution of renewable energy sources is estimated to be...

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Rajasthan power commission approves up to 11% hike in electricity tariffs

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission on February 6 revised the power tariff for different categories of consumers with a projected revenue increase of nearly Rs 4,800 crore annually. The overall increase in power tariff is 11 per cent which will be applicable from...

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India just about stays on course for green economy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 5, 2020

India’s annual budget, announced on February 1, was long on intentions to move towards a green economy, but short on specifics. In her budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised an incentive scheme for around two million farmers to move to solar-powered irrigation...

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Delhi 2020: Congress promises unemployment allowance, free electricity up to 300 units

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

The Congress on Sunday released two manifestos for the Delhi Assembly elections — the first one focussing on creating jobs, new pension scheme, and cashback schemes for water and electricity and the second one on ways to curb the rising air pollution in the Capital. Party...

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Better distribution may ease power sector woes: ETILC

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

At a time when India is looking to fight the global financial slowdown and surge ahead by adding trillions to its gross domestic product (GDP), the power sector in the country seems to be facing its own problems. According to members of The Economic Times India Leadership...

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Delhi govt's free electricity scheme an example of smart governance: Arvind Kejriwal

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The Delhi government's free-electricity scheme will be an example of "smart governance" as it is encouraging the people of the city to reduce their power consumption, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on October 10. In August, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had...

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Treating Electricity as a Right is Detrimental to Expanding Access: Suggest researchers at the LSE, the University of Chicago & Yale University

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 10, 2019

To expand access to electricity, governments in low-income countries should treat electricity as a private good, not a right, a new publication argues.

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Govt’s 100-day plan aims to re-energize India's power sector

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2019

The Union power ministry has proposed a “power sector council" to address issues between the Union and state governments as part of the ministry’s 100-day action plan for the second term of the...

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