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Adani Green may buy rest of Essel’s 480-MW solar assets

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

After selling 205 megawatt (MW) of its operational solar energy portfolio to the Adani Group, the Essel Group has reached an agreement to sell the remaining 480 MW — currently under construction — to Adani Green Energy, two people with direct knowledge of the development said...

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Soft Bank sister firm to invest USD 4 bn in renewable energy in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

SB Energy, a sister company of Soft Bank of Japan, has announced that it will invest USD 4 billion or Rs 30,000 crore in renewable energy sector in Gujarat, a state government release said on Friday. The announcement was made at a meeting between chief minister Vijay Rupani...

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MNRE issues clarification on hybrid wind-solar projects’ contribution to RPO of discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding contribution of power sourced from hybrid wind and solar power projects towards meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPOs) of discoms. MNRE has said that the RPO contribution of obligated...

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From sustainable packaging to deliveries through EV, how Amazon India is mitigating climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Meticulous packaging to ensure a safe delivery with no damage to the product is one of the primary goals of an e-commerce company. To achieve this, huge amounts of plastic in the form of tapes and bubble wraps have been used for hardcore packaging. However, since plastic is...

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Adani Transmission Gets LoI For Transmission Project Linked To Renewable Energy In Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), the largest private sector power transmission company operating in India, said on Thursday it has received a letter of intent from REC Transmission Projects to build, own, operate and maintain a transmission project in Gujarat for a period of 35...

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Due emphasis would be laid on solar power: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched around 35,000 schemes worth over Rs 1,600 crore, as part of his ambitions 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali' campaign that seeks to boost green cover and the water table in the state. Foundation stones were laid for 32,781 schemes...

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Will set-up 1 GW of renewable energy projects with EDF in India: Patrick Pouyanne, CEO, Total

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2019

New Delhi: France’s oil and gas firm, Total, and energy group, EDF, plan to develop one gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy projects in India through their joint subsidiary Eden Renewables India, according to Patrick Pouyanne, chief executive officer of Total. Pouyanne,...

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India extends Line of Credit worth USD 30 mn to Sierra Leone for irrigation development

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

India and Sierra Leone on Sunday signed six agreements including a Line of Credit to the tune of USD 30 million for irrigation development in Tomabum to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production. "India is committed to be being a reliable partner of #SierraLeone in its...

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AP discoms seek steep cut in solar, wind tariffs across all existing PPAs

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Opening a new phase of sorts in the ongoing tussle with renewable energy players, Andhra Pradesh power utilities on Friday filed three separate petitions before the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking reduction in tariff across all the existing...

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India’s solar and wind boom is fizzling

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The world’s second most populous nation has been a shimmering bright spot for solar and wind growth, driven by government policies and ambitious targets. But new projects have stalled amid increasing regulatory uncertainty as states, their financially strained electricity...

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