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MoEF to phase out more polluting chemicals

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

India has begun the process of eliminating seven extremely harmful chemicals almost eight years after the world agreed on their phase out under the Stockholm Convention.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest came out with a draft proposal to remove these seven...

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Developers seek change in Gujarat solar policy

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

Solar developers have petitioned Gujarat’s power regulator seeking a change in its solar policy, pointing out a major lacuna which is impeding the growth of solar rooftop capacity in the state. The policy permits only house owners themselves to set up solar plants on their...

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India to conduct wind power auction next Tuesday

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

India will conduct the much-awaited auction to award 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts next Tuesday.

The auction to be conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) comes in the backdrop of India’s wind sector transitioning from a feed-in tariff...

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Subject Tags: industry news , wind power

Over 100 stakeholders converge at Moradabad to deliberate on solar energy roadmap

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

Over 100 stakeholders in the solar segment converged at Moradabad to deliberate on India’s renewable energy roadmap. The meet organized by Su-Kam, a leading company in power back- up and solar solutions, at Hotel Holiday Regency, Moradabad also showcased latest technologies...

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NTPC commissions 40MW of Rojmal Wind Energy Project

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

NTPC announced that 40 MW out of 50 MW of Rojmal Wind Energy Project of NTPC in Gujarat has been commissioned.

With this, the total installed capacity of NTPC on standalone basis has become 44482 MW and that of NTPC group has become 51698 MW, said the company in BSE...

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India plans to add 1,305 MW Hydropower capacity in current fiscal

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

India is planning to add around 1,305 Megawatt (Mw) of additional hydropower generation capacity in the current financial year, over 20 per cent lower as compared to 1,659 Mw added last fiscal.

The last year’s target stood at 1,714 Mw. This year, the government is...

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ReNew Power targets 5 Gigawatt generation capacity in next two yrs

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

Renewable energy firm ReNew Power Ventures targets to double its generation capacity to 5 GW in the next two years, a top company official said.

The company has planned to add 1 GW capacity this fiscal, ReNew Power Venture Chairman and CEO Sumant Sinha told . It has...

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Madhya Pradesh seeks to quash Goldman-backed solar project

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

Madhya Pradesh, India’s second largest state, has appealed to the country’s top court to quash a Goldman Sachs-backed solar project, highlighting the challenges faced by solar companies looking to expand in Asia’s third largest economy.

Madhya Pradesh’s attempts to...

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Wind power developers upset over Karnataka tariff revision

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

Wind power developers in Karnataka are up in arms over a September 4 tariff order of the state power regulator, which they claim is unfair to projects of 599 MW, for which power purchase agreements (PPAs) have already been signed. 

The order reduces the feed-in tariff...

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As demand grows, open market electricity tariff at 5-year high

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

At the India Energy Exchange (IEX), the average electricity tariff for August was ₹3.12 a unit (kilowatt hour) with peak tariff touching ₹7.91. In the first seven days of September, the average was ₹3.34 a unit and maximum at ₹8.7 a unit.

The electricity sector did not...

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