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Jammu and Kashmir on way to have renewable energy corporation

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 21, 2017

J&K government is all set to establish Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) to harness solar energy in a “big way” and focus on tapping other renewable forms of energy in the state, which is known for its vast hydropower resources.

Minister for science and technology...

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Chandigarh CREST society resumes installing solar power plants

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 21, 2017

After UT electricity department started giving gross-meter connections, Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has started the process of installing solar power plants.

CREST is going to install rooftop solar power plants (SPV) of...

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Discoms save Rs 15K crore under UDAY scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

Debt-laden power distribution companies in states which participated in the UDAY scheme, meant for their revival, have saved Rs 15,000 crore till March this year, the power ministry said today. 

The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) was launched in November, 2015...

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Government invites global bids for 10,000 electric cars

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has invited global bids for 10,000 electric sedans that will run up to 150 km on a single charge, for use by government departments, taking a big step to achieve power minister Piyush Goyal’s dream of having only electric cars...

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Cabinet apprised of India-Spain renewable energy MoU

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Spain on cooperation in renewable energy. The MoU was signed on May 30 in Madrid, Spain this year.

The MoU will help in strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two...

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India Power in talks with 3 companies to acquire renewable projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

India Power Corporation is in talks with three large non-power companies in Gujarat and West Bengal for acquiring renewable generation capacity totalling 110 mw, a top official said. 

“Having successfully acquired 1,000 mw thermal power capacity of Meenakshi Energy...

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Piyush Goyal rules out review of 5 per cent GST on solar equipment

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

Amidst reports that there is still lack of clarity on the 5 per cent goods and services tax (GST) levy on solar equipment, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reiterated that there is no ambiguity as the government is very clear on the issue.

"There is no question of...

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PM Modi to interact with 200 Champions of Change

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

With a focus on building New India by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with country's over 200 young entrepreneurs and start-ups across sectors on Friday in New Delhi.

The two day initiative named 'Champions of Change' to usher transformational change...

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DMRC’s Rewa solar power plan runs into trouble

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 16, 2017

A June order by the power ministry on inter-state electricity transmission charges could affect Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd’s (DMRC) plan to buy power from one of the world’s largest solar power project at a single site in Madhya Pradesh, forcing both DMRC and the state...

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Over 680 textile mills closed as on June 2017: Government

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 11, 2017

As many as 682 textile mills were closed as on June end this year and 232 of them were in Tamil Nadu, the government said today.      

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