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Renewable energy producers struggle to stay afloat

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

Independent power producers (IPPs) in renewable energy sector in the state are struggling to stay afloat as the government has delayed clearing their dues for months, even as they wait for a direction from the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) on...

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OPIC has invested $350 million in renewable sources in India: US State Department

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance institution of the US government, has invested $350 million in six new solar and wind-power generation facilities in India, the US Department of State said on Sunday. "OPIC invested $350 million (Rs 2,480...

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Big drive for e-vehicles: Kerala government offices turn charging stations

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

In a practical step that is bound to encourage a lot of people to shift to less polluting and energy efficient electric vehicles, the state government is planning to install charging facilities on the premises of government offices that face highways and arterial roads. On...

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Indian State Of Punjab Plans 21% Electricity From Renewables By 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2019

The north Indian state of Punjab has issued a draft renewable energy policy with a target to procure 21% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The draft policy, issued by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), also outlines technology-specific...

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Solar energy: 29 govt colleges pay zero sum on electricity

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

Taking a major leap in harnessing solar power, state’s 29 government colleges are fulfilling their 100% power needs through solar energy. The solar panels were set up in these colleges in 2017-18 under the previous government to reduce expenditure on power. Until last year,...

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Andhra Pradesh: Bad weather hits supply of renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Energy secretary Dr N Srikanth on Monday said power shortage in the state was not due to non-purchase of solar and wind power. He said solar and wind plants could not operate at optimum level due to inclement weather. In a statement, the energy secretary said they got a...

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IEA: Almost 200GW of renewable energy capacity will be installed worldwide in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

After stagnating last year, renewable energy has hit back with a vengeance in 2019 with the International Energy Agency (IEA) expecting almost 200 GW of new clean energy generation capacity will have been added by year-end. The lion’s share of the new capacity will come from...

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Ind-Ra maintains stable sector outlook for wind and solar power sectors

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

India Ratings & Research (Ind-Ra), a Fitch Group company, maintained a stable outlook for wind and solar power sectors for the remaining part of financial year 2019-20 (FY20). "The stable outlook emanates from likely in-line operational and financial performance of...

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NTPC to invest Rs 25,000 crore to set up solar park

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

NTPC, India’s largest power company, will not undertake any new coal-based generation for the next few years as part of measures to reduce its carbon footprint and has decided to invest about Rs 25,000 crore to set up one of the world’s largest solar parks at Kutch in Gujarat...

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India achieved solar power target 4 years ahead of schedule: DST Advisor

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

India has achieved its solar power target four-years ahead of its schedule, as a part of its climate change mitigation strategy, a senior official of the Central government's Department of Science and Technology (DST), said here on Tuesday. The target of installing 20 GW of...

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