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SECI issues tender for 1,070 MW grid-connected projects in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up 1,070 megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Rajasthan.

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Source: The Economic Times

Clean energy can support economic recovery in downturn: Niti Aayog CEO

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday said clean energy has potential to shore up the Indian economy from the current downturn, urging investors to exploit long-term opportunities in the sector.... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: Clean Energy, NITI Aayog

3 solar parks to come up in Anandpur Sahib: Cong MP Manish Tewari

The Punjab government will set up three solar parks in Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency, Congress MP Manish Tewari said on Friday. The state government has asked the deputy commissioners of... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: Solar Park

First electric vehicle charging station Inaugrated in East Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated the first public e-vehicle charging station in East Delhi in his constituency Patparganj on Saturday. "Electric vehicles are the future that will make Delhi pollution-free. In coming days, these stations will be ubiquitous like petrol pumps," Sisodia said.

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Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: electric vehicle

Andhra government announces renewable energy export policy

The state government announced the Andhra Pradesh Renewable Energy Export Policy, 2020 on Friday. The policy will apply to solar, wind and wind-solar hybrid projects.
Under this policy, the land in the state will be effectively used for renewable energy projects. “The state has ideal... Read more..

Source: The Times of India
Subject Tags: energy policy, Export

Shell In Talks For Distributed Solar JV In India

After achieving significant success in large-scale solar power projects and solar parks, the Indian government is now looking to expand the decentralized solar power sector as well.

According to media reports, the government-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is planning for a joint venture with oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to invest in... Read more..

Source: Clean Technica
Subject Tags: Clean Energy

Ministerial meeting of Indo-US Strategic Energy Partnership highlight major accomplishments, prioritizes new cooperation areas

India and the United States have announced new areas of research on transformational power generation based on supercritical CO2 (sCO2) power cycles and advanced coal technologies, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

This emerged at a virtual ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) to review progress, highlight major accomplishments, and prioritize new... Read more..

Source: Press Information Bureau
Subject Tags: energy storage, smart grid

NZ Govt announces six new public sector clean energy projects

New Zealand’s Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has today announced six new projects to be supported by the NZ Government’s $200 million clean-powered public service fund. 

The University of Canterbury, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Defence Force, Inland Revenue, and MidCentral and Lakes District Health Boards will all receive renewed support toward clean energy upgrades to their... Read more..

Source: PV Magazine

Mumbai: Tata Power to develop 225 MW hybrid renewable power project

Tata Power Green Energy Ltd (TPGEL) has received a letter of award from Tata Power Mumbai Distribution to develop a 225 megawatt hybrid renewable project.

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Source: The Economic Times

Zero fossil fuel import must for Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision: R K Singh

Zero dependence on fossil fuel is required for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Using local solar gear will raise tariffs by only 2-5 paise: Energy minister RK Singh

Using locally-manufactured solar equipment will raise the per-unit price of power by only 2-5 paise, which will not deter buyers, power and renewable energy minister RK Singh said on Thursday.... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

The aim is to become a net zero-carbon company by 2035: Ambani

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday declared his company’s aim to turn net carbon zero by 2035, echoing views of his global peers in fighting climate change.

At the company’s first virtual annual shareholders’ meet, Ambani said while RIL will remain a user of crude oil and natural gas, it is committed to embracing new technologies to convert its carbon dioxide emissions into... Read more..

Source: Live Mint

NTPC enters pact with NIIF to explore business opportunities in India

As per a statement issued by NTPC Ltd, a central PSU under Ministry of Power and Country’s largest power generation company, today it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), acting through National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL), to explore opportunities for investments in areas like renewable energy, power distribution among other areas of mutual interest in India.

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Source: Press Information Bureau

Since Unlock-1, tap connections given to 45 lakh households

Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in August 2019 and in 7 months of 2019-20, around 84.83 lakh rural households were provided with tap connections. Further, amidst CoVID-19 pandemic, since Unlock-1, about 45 lakh tap connections have been provided so far in the year 2020-21. Thus, daily about 1 lakh households are being provided with tap connections, which indicates the ‘Speed’. For ensuring transparency, every asset created is being geo-tagged and connections are being linked with the ‘Aadhar’ of the ‘head of... Read more..

Source: Press Information Bureau

South Africa renewables firms look for debt savings to lower tariffs

South African renewable energy companies are looking for ways to make savings on their debt so they can help the government lower power tariffs from older solar and wind projects, the country's wind energy association SAWEA... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

New York to invest $750 million to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced an investment program that would allocate $750 million to build charging stations and other electric-vehicle infrastructure as part of the state's long-term goal to reduce emissions.

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Source: The Economic Times

India-EU to step up cooperation in climate change, science and space

India and the European Union on Wednesday resolved to step up cooperation in environment and climate change and extend the ambit of collaboration in the areas of space and science and technology.

At the 15th India-Summit, the two sides also decided to ramp up cooperation in the areas of water, air quality and nuclear energy.

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Source: The New India Express

India–US Strategic Energy Partnership: Sustainable Growth Pillar India Energy Modeling Forum Launch on July 2, 2020

Sustainable Growth Pillar is an important pillar of India–US Strategic Energy Partnership co-chaired by NITI Aayog and USAID. The SG pillar entails energy data management, energy modelling and collaboration on low carbon technologies as three key activities.

In the joint working group meeting of the Sustainable Growth Pillar on July 2, 2020, an India Energy Modeling Forum was launched.
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Source: Press Information Bureau
Subject Tags: NITI Aayog, sustainable

Assam struggles with biomed waste with 1 treatment facility

The quantity of biomedical waste generated by city hospitals has increased considerably during the time of pandemic, compelling the government to ink a fresh agreement with the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) for disposal of such waste amounting up to 3 tonnes a day.
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Source: Times of India
Subject Tags: waste treatment

$151bn for fossil fuels, $89bn for green energy in pandemic aid

The G20 nations, which are reportedly responsible for around 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, have committed $151 billion in support of fossil fuels while dedicating only $89 billion towards clean energy since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Source: Times of India
Subject Tags: GHG emission, Green Energy

Biden's $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

Joe Biden released a $2 trillion plan on Tuesday to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from US power plants by 2035, arguing that dramatic action is needed to tackle climate change and revive the economy.

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Source: The Economic Times

Mayors of 96 cities launch clean energy initiative

A coalition of mayors of 96 cities across the world, including New Delhi, representing 700 million people on Wednesday launched a new agenda focusing on health, clean air and new jobs for post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

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Source: The Economic Times

New legislation to boost battery storage in Britain

The UK government is to change legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Renew Power plans to double power generation capacity to 20,000 megawatts in five years

Renew Power, India’s largest clean energy firm, plans to double its portfolio of running plants and projects under implementation to 20,000 MW in five years, an ambitious growth plan that has cheered its major investor Goldman Sachs.

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Source: The Economic Times

Cochin Port Trust invites bids for floating solar projects

The Cochin Port Trust has invited bids for setting up 1.5 MW (two projects of 0.75 MW) of grid-connected floating solar power projects in the backwaters, at the port’s Walkway Avenue between BOT junction and Kannangatt Bridge.

The contract will also include operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 25 years under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model. The scope of work includes design,... Read more..

Source: The Hindu