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States may soon get hydro power purchase targets

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

The Centre will soon make it mandatory for states to meet part of their electricity requirement from hydro power plants, a reward to these projects that saved the country’s grid collapse during the nine-minute lights switch off call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 5...

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Electric cars help limit climate change despite blackspots in India, Poland

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

Plug-in vehicles emit less greenhouse gases than petrol and diesel models over a car’s lifetime – that includes the mining of metals or lithium for batteries, manufacturing, driving 150,000 kilometers and finally scrapping, a study published in the journal Nature...

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Punjab dams register record hydel power generation

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

Timely rain and sufficient water level has facilitated optimum functioning of Ranjit Sagar and Shahpurkandi dams. Both hydel power projects have surpassed their previous historical record of all time highest power generation. They achieved highest ever generation of 2,013.194...

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Delhi: Nod to expand waste plant at Okhla draws ire of locals

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

Going back on its previous directions, the Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) has now allowed the Okhla waste-to-energy plant to increase its power generation from 16 MW to 23 MW by amending the environmental clearance the plant had received in 2007. The latest...

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3 developers call off NTPC’s solar contracts  over regulatory delays

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 29, 2020

Solar power contracts of three major power plant developers with state-run NTPC Ltd have been cancelled due to delays in regulatory approvals, potentially disrupting India’s clean energy trajectory by knocking 1,400MW off it. These firms had participated in what was the first...

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Tamil Nadu: Bright spot eludes solar powered agri income plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

Solar farms of private companies have been sprouting up on arid lands in Tamil Nadu to generate power, but ‘solar panels’ on fertile agricultural lands too may soon come up if the Tamil Nadu Energy Agency (TEDA) has its way. TEDA has drawn up a plan to enlist farmers from...

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Shimla: Delay in 100 MW hydro project led to cost overrun of Rs 643 cr, says CAG

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

A delay of 29 months in the commissioning of 100 MW Sainj hydroelectric project in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh led to cost overrun of Rs 643.04 crore, a report by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has revealed. The project was scheduled to be completed by March...

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India: Renewable Energy Dominates 1st Half Of 2019 With 58% Share In New Capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

Renewable energy technologies, especially wind and solar power, continued to lead all other technologies in new capacity added in the first half of 2019. In the first half of this year, solar...

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India Renewables Capacity On Track to Overshoot Paris Target by 60%

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

India is on track to overshoot a key Paris Agreement target by nearly 60% by obtaining close to two-thirds of its installed electricity capacity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a...

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India needs to double its installed power-generation capacity: official

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2019

The country’s goal of ensuring 24x7 electricity supply for all in the country will require doubling the installed power generation capacity of the country. “Meeting the country’s demand for 24x7...

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