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Solar power projects delayed by coronavirus in China may get relief

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

In a big relief to renewable energy projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will give extra time for the commissioning of power projects that face delays due to squeezing of supply lines from China which is facing deadly spread of coronavirus. On the lines...

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MNRE and NTPC to launch Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus project in Leh: MNRE Secy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) in collaboration with NTPC Ltd is gearing up to launch a Hydrogen fuel cell-based bus project in the union territory of Leh, MNRE secretary Anand Kumar said. "MNRE and NTPC propose to launch a pilot Fuel Cell Bus Transformation...

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Centre weighs new green energy board to calm investors’ nerves

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

Concerned with dwindling investor interest, the Union government plans to set up an inter-ministerial body to settle various issues faced by the green energy sector and attract billions of dollars in investments to successfully execute the world’s largest clean energy...

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MNRE reduces effective custom duty back to zero after increment in Budget

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Following the Union Budget announcement that photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules would now incur customs duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) clarified that the effective basic custom duty would be zero. The Budget had a provision that levied a 20 per cent...

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MNRE opens facilitation centre for renewable energy investors

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has opened an Industry and Investors’ Facilitation Centre in the Ministry. This will work as a focal point to provide correct and timely information on policies and programmes of the Government and also resolve issues of...

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Ceiling tariff in wind energy tenders to go

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

In a move that could revive participation in wind bidding in a big way, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) plans to stop imposing ceiling tariffs on wind tenders, according to sources close to the development. Recent wind and solar auctions conducted by the Solar...

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MNRE issues clarification for phase II of the solar rooftop programme

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued a clarification on Thursday regarding the second phase of the solar rooftop programme, for which it provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA). Meant for the residential sector, the CFA is provided at a 40 per cent of...

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MNRE recommends imposition of basic customs duty on imported solar cells and modules

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recommended to its commerce and finance counterparts to impose basic customs duty on the imports of solar cells and modules mainly from China. "We have recommended to the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Finance that the...

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India will have 225 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including large hydro: MNRE Secy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India will have an installed renewable energy generation capacity of 225 Gigawatt (GW) by 2022, including large hydro projects, Anand Kumar, Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said today. Speaking at an industry event here, Kumar said the ministry...

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Clean power push: Govt adds over 50,000 MW in 5 years

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The renewable energy sector has made rapid strides under the Modi government with 50 GW plus of new capacity coming into the grid in the last five years. This is despite the doubts being raised over the government’s target of achieving of 175 GW by 2022. The December quarter...

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