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India may miss renewable energy capacity of 175 GW target by over 50 GW: ICRA

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 30, 2020

Even without Covid-19, India would have missed its intended renewable...

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Railways to set up 3GW solar capacity on vacant land

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

In what will add further heft to India’s credentials as a clean energy champion, state run Railway Energy Management Company Ltd. (REMCL) will tender, supervise and manage electricity supply from 3 gigawatt (GW) of solar plants that will be built on vacant Railway’ land. In...

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For Developing Countries, More Solar Power – and More Lead Contamination

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

At the 2018 United Nations climate meeting in Poland, the European Union and the Indian-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a joint declaration that climate change activists say could help India meet its renewable energy target by 2022. The country is one of several...

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India Must Intensify Policy Reforms to hit 60 GW Wind Target by 2022: Report

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2020

According to a new report, wind energy capacity in India can only realistically reach 50 GW by 2022. And, efforts by the government to lower barriers around market design, grid infrastructure and land allocation must be intensified, in order to revive auction appetite and...

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Adani Green plans to complete 1,300 MW of hybrid projects by 2021

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2020

Adani Green Energy, a renewable energy firm of the Adani Group, plans to complete 1,300 megawatt (MW) of hybrid projects by calendar year (CY) 2021, said its Chief Executive Officer Jayant Parimal in an analyst call on Monday. “We have signed 1,300 MW of hybrid projects, out...

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India missed utility-scale solar capacity addition target for FY20 by 24 per cent

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

India added about 5.7 gigawatt (GW) of new utility-scale solar capacity in the financial year 2019-20 (FY20), which is 24 per cent less than the 7.5 GW target set for this year, according to a recent report by a research firm. “As per Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (...

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No plans to slow down renewable energy growth target, says MNRE Jt secretary

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 13, 2020

The government has no plans to slash its target of achieving 175 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity in the country by 2022 in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown. “We are not going to slow down right now,” Amitesh Kumar Sinha, joint secretary of...

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Indian Coal Mining Company Tenders 115 Megawatts Of Solar Projects

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

Rarely do we see companies following up on their renewable energy commitments with concrete actions, more so when companies are giants in the fossil fuel sector. However, a coal mining company in India has turned out to be an outlier in this regard and is taking measures to...

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Covid-19: Renewable energy sector may miss the capacity target for FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

The renewable energy sector in India is expected to miss its capacity addition target for the fourth year in a row. The sector, already battling headwinds, has to now contend with the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), which has caused disruption in the supply chain for...

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Maharashtra: Metro installing solar panels atop stations at fast pace

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

MahaMetro, which aims to meet 65 per cent of its energy requirement from solar, is installing panels atop its stations at a fast pace. Its aim is to install total 14MW and so far 1MW has been installed and work is going on another 1.5MW. A Metro spokesperson said that solar...

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