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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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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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Policy blues, tariff caps may curtail renewable energy capacity additions: report

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

Due to policy uncertainty and tariff glitches, the country’s installed capacity in renewable energy (RE) could increase by just 40 GW to 104 GW by fiscal 2022 from 64.4 GW in fiscal 2019, ending about 42 per cent short of Government’s target of 175 GW. The sector has...

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Andhra Pradesh: Bad weather hits supply of renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Energy secretary Dr N Srikanth on Monday said power shortage in the state was not due to non-purchase of solar and wind power. He said solar and wind plants could not operate at optimum level due to inclement weather. In a statement, the energy secretary said they got a...

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Javadekar: India has met 50% of renewable energy targets

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of scaling up clean energy capacity, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday stated that the country has already met around 50% of its 2022 targets. Speaking at the India Climate Leaders’ Dialogue here,...

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77 nations commit to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Major announcements by governments including India, France, Germany, the UK along with private sector leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly accelerated. A...

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To Attract Investors & Developers, India Announces Incentives For Solar Energy Parks

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

We recently covered a story about the Indian government planning to set up large-scale renewable energy parks through public sector companies to speed up the renewable energy capacity addition. The government of India has now revealed new details about this program. According...

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