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Rajasthan, TN, Karnataka to declare ''no new coal'' policy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka could follow in the footsteps of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh to declare a ''no new coal'' policy, a new analysis said on Thursday. This implies these states will not need any new coal power plants in the future, and all of their future energy...

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Goa to buy solar power from NTPC for next three years

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

The cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for extending the power purchase agreement executed with M/s NTPC Vidyut Vypar Nigam Ltd (NVVNL) for purchase of solar power by three years. Power minister Nilesh Cabral said that a lower rate of Rs 5.5 per unit has been negotiated...

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Cabinet approves pact with Guinea on renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to a pact signed between India and Guinea in the field of renewable energy. "The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval for the MoU (memorandum of understanding) between India and...

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Asean Summit: Modi says India ready to increase partnerships with Asean

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

Despite stiff domestic opposition against India's involvement in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday (Nov 3) that his country is ready to increase its partnership with Asean in areas of mutual interest....

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ReNew Power becomes 11th firm globally to reach 5,000-Mw green capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

ReNew Power has joined the global club of top renewable power generation companies by becoming the eleventh firm to reach 5,000 megawatt (Mw) of installed capacity. Of this, 3,100 Mw is wind and 1,900 Mw is solar. India’s largest renewable power company on Sunday commissioned...

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Two more nations ink ISA Framework Agreement; membership rises to 83

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Two new countries Eritrea and Saint Kittis and Nevis have signed the International Solar Alliance's (ISA) Framework Agreement at its second Assembly in the national capital on Thursday, taking the membership strength of the body to 83, according to an official statement. The...

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Solar auctions: Govt relaxes norms to attract bidders

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

In the wake of tepid response received from the industry towards recent solar auctions, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has amended the terms for bidders, allowing developers more time and flexibility to set up projects. This is the fourth set of revisions...

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India to build 30 gigawatts of renewable plants along western border

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 18, 2019

India is considering building 30 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity along a desert on its western border known for its sunny, windy and arid expanse, according to people familiar with the plan. The projects, which will be spread across the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan...

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India’s solar, wind energy goal achievable? Govt tells how it will beat target, reveals roadmap

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

India will not only meet, but beat the seemingly impossible target of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy generation capacity by 2022-end, as the current work in progress leaves very little to be done to achieve the feet, according to the government. The Ministry of...

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175 GW renewables by December 2022, clarifies government

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2019

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) clarified on Wednesday that the deadline for installing 175 giga-watt (GW) of renewable energy is December 31, 2022. “At places the date for achieving the stated target is mentioned differently, i.e, by the year 2022 or by FY22...

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