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Plant that converts paddy straw into biogas set up to tackle Delhi pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

India's first plant to convert paddy straw into biogas that can be used as CNG in automobiles will come up at Karnal in Haryana as agencies double effort to prevent burning of crop stubble that is said to be the main reason for pollution in the national capital region. ES...

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Corporate solar power funding jumps 34% to $9 billion in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2019

Global corporate funding in the solar power sector jumped 34 per cent to $9 billion in the first nine months of 2019, according to clean energy consulting firm Mercom. In the third quarter ended September, solar funding more than doubled to $3 billion from $1.3 billion in the...

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US seeks greater involvement in Indian renewable energy sector

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

A multi-institutional delegation from the US has arrived here to seek greater involvement in the Indian energy sector. The team consisting of Francis Fannon, a senior US State Department official on energy, the US government’s aid arm and its energy regulator and ministry...

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UNCTAD Report Public Banks are Best for Sustainable Development

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

UNCTAD Report Public banking should be given back its traditional, bigger role if the environmental and economic landscape is to be transformed by 2030, argues UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2019 released on September 27, 2019. Efforts to leverage private finance by...

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PMO steps in to ease supply of credit for green energy firms

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

The Prime Minister’s Office has intervened to help ease credit supply to renewable energy firms, as the government moves to ensure that India’s efforts to emerge as a clean energy champion are not undermined by a lack of access to funds. The PMO has asked federal policy think...

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UN Chief says India making fantastic efforts in renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

India is a very important actor and "fundamental partner" in international efforts on climate action and is making a "fantastic effort" to grow its renewable energy basket, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. UN Secretary General Guterres, who has met Prime Minister Narendra...

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Energy extremely crucial for India's socio-economic development: Dharmendra Pradhan

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, on September 10 said that India has to improve the availability of energy to over 1.3 billion people, "whose per capita energy consumption is lower than the global average". Addressing a session on ‘...

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Massive decline in coal power project lending in India

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 19, 2019

A financial assessment on Friday revealed a massive 90 per cent decline in coal power investment in India in 2018 compared to the previous year. The report looks at coal and renewable energy...

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Don’t reduce purchase of green power: Andhra Pradesh High Court

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2019

The Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered the state power transmission firm to refrain from arbitrarily reducing the power it evacuates from renewable projects, giving a breather to developers who...

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Tata Power arm to develop 250 MW solar power project in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2019

Tata Power on Monday said its renewable energy subsidiary TPREL has received a letter of award from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to set up a 250 MW solar project in Dholera Solar Park in...

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