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White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 1, 2018

The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal...

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India hits 20GW solar capacity milestone

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 31, 2018

India has achieved 20 gw (giga watt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone four years ahead of the target for 2022 originally set in the National Solar Mission.  ...

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Case for revisiting subsidies given to the renewable energy sector: Economic Survey 2018

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 31, 2018

The government may revisit incentives and subsidies for the renewable energy sector given the tariffs have been falling to almost match the levels of thermal power.

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After Asean, Delhi to host solar alliance meet in March

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 31, 2018

After holding the India-Asean summit and hosting ten south-east Asian leaders on the Republic Day, the Centre was gearing up for another diplomatic feat with the formal launch of the solar...

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Non-payment of bills: Power supply to 2.5L consumers cut in 4 months in Bihar

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 31, 2018

Electricity connection of around 2.5 lakh consumers in the state were cut over the last four months as per a recent decision of the South Bihar Power Distribution Company and North Bihar Power...

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India downscales its rooftop solar power target for financial year 2017-18 to 1,000 megawatts

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 24, 2018

Rooftop solar may have been the fastest-growing segment within India’s renewable energy sector last year, but it is still not growing fast enough.

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BSVI norms: India revises standards specifications for petrol and diesel

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 19, 2018

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), India's specifications and standards regulatory body, announced it has revised the standards on petrol and diesel as per Bharat Stage (BS) VI fuel norms from...

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Uttar Pradesh tenders for 1GW of solar, SECI postpones 2GW pan-India RfP

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 11, 2018

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for 1GW of grid-connected solar projects.

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UP to adopt Gujarat canal solar panel project to generate power

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 11, 2018

Taking a leaf out of Gujarat's book on generating solar power using water canals, the UP government has decided to utilize its canals for this as well. It also plans to set up micro hydel plants...

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Government may amend power act to levy hefty penalties on discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 10, 2018

The government is working on amendments to the Electricity Act to levy hefty penalties on power distribution companies for load shedding and make provisions for direct subsidy transfers by...

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