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SECI invites EoI to purchase power for blending with renewable sources

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) intends to blend inherently unsteady renewable power with power from steady generation sources including coal-fired thermal plants. “The objective of blending is to make firm power available round the clock in order to meet the...

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India’s $62 billion sanitation economy is fueling entrepreneurs in renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Several large multinational companies, including Kimberly Clark, Unilever and Lixil, recently gathered in India with the World Bank, various NGOs and government officials to meet with sanitation entrepreneurs, or sanipreneurs, to address the worldwide sanitation crisis. Their...

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Coal-based power's market share at decade low, green energy nearly doubles

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The market share of coal-fired power plants to total generation in the country has slumped to a decade low as renewable power gains currency, a study showed. A report by US-based think tank, Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says while coal-fired...

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Growth in global carbon emissions slowed in 2019 - report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

A surprise drop in coal use in the United States and Europe has helped to slow the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions this year, with softening demand in China and India also contributing, according to a study published on Wednesday. The report, launched at a U.N....

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Focus on afforestation, renewable power as Gujarat special economic zones go green

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

In a bid to lower carbon footprint, special economic zones (SEZs) across Gujarat will be made more environment friendly. Special initiatives including afforestation, shifting to renewable energy for power requirements and usage of electric vehicles and bicycles for internal...

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‘Will take lesser time than Beijing to improve air quality’

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday exuded confidence that the country will take less time than the 15 years taken by Beijing to improve air quality in the national capital. Responding to a discussion on “air pollution and climate change”, the minister said a...

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AP govt makes key changes to its energy policies

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday made several key changes to its policies on solar, wind and hybrid power, primarily withdrawing the facility for energy banking and drawal that was purportedly causing a huge financial drain on the power distribution companies (Discoms...

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BRICS bank greenlights new projects in India, Russia & South Africa worth $1.4bn

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

The New Development Bank (NDB) has approved four new infrastructure and development projects with loans totaling $1.4 billion. New investments bring the BRICS bank’s portfolio to 42 projects worth $11.6 billion. The decision to finance the projects in India, Russia, and South...

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Kerala: State electricity board invites E-Tender for roof top solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

The Kerala State Electricity Board has invited e-tenders for the 200MW rooftop solar power project aimed at enhancing the state's renewable energy generation capacity in the future. The tendering is the first step towards establishing roof top plants for generating 500MW of...

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UP govt clears state's first floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cleared a floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam with an investment of Rs 750 crore. It will be the first water surface...

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