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Renewable energy capacity to exceed 175 GW target by 2022: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The New and Renewable Energy Ministry on Thursday denounced a Crisil report that stated the ministry may miss the renewable energy target by 42 per cent, and asserted that the clean power capacity by 2022 will exceed the goal of 175 GW. The ministry termed the report as "ill...

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Renewable Power Projects: Clear energy dues, MNRE tells states

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

In the wake of rising dues from state-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) to renewable power projects, the Centre has asked the states to clear their outstanding amounts as soon as possible. “The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constantly taken...

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Ten-fold growth in rooftop solar installation required to reach 40 GW target: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

India’s cumulative rooftop solar installation needs to grow 10-fold in order to achieve the 40 gigawatt (GW) capacity target by 2022, according to a latest report by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The report added that as of March 2019, the rooftop solar...

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India experiences 45 pc coastal erosion, gets special importance in UNCCD

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to combat desertification (UNCCD) was held on Monday in New Delhi, where India took the presidency for the next two years. The primary focus of COP14 is desertification and degradation of land while aiming to add...

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India Pitches For Financial Support By Nations Ahead Of UN Climate Summit

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

In the run up to two key UN summits on Climate Change, India has raised the pitch for finance and technology support to developing nations to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of keeping a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius. Union...

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Green energy ministry issues phase-2 norms for rooftop solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2019

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on August 20, 2019, issued guidelines to implement the second phase of its ambitious grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic programme....

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Karnataka ranks best in roof top solar development

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2019

Karnataka has emerged as the best state for setting up a roof top solar project, according to a survey released by the Centre. The state rooftop solar attractiveness index–SARAL released by the...

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Government revises solar pumps costs before installing 17.5 lakh units

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2019

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has revised the benchmark costs of solar pumps for FY20. The latest bench-marking comes at a time when the government is preparing to install 17.5...

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Assam utility opens single window clearance for solar rooftop installations

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 22, 2019

Public sector power utility, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has come up with a single window clearance system for accelerating deployment of Grid Connected Solar Rooftop...

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CERC eases norm to issue power trading licence to NTPC

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 11, 2019

Even as NTPC does not meet the criteria, the Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise is financially sound with respect to liquidity for carrying out electricity trade, it added. The Central...

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