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India assures renewable developers of pro-business policies

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

The government has assured renewable energy developers of providing more business-friendly environment and policies like payment secuirty mechanism to lower risk on investment. "Government is committed to managing curtailments to enhance the ease of doing business for...

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India can generate 18,000 Megawatt renewable energy using biomass: Power minister R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India can generate around 18,000 Megawatt (Mw) of renewable energy using biomass and an additional 7000-8000 MW from bagasse cogeneration in sugar mills, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh has said. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a...

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MNRE misses capacity addition targets; 175 GW by 2022 in peril: Parliamentary Panel

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

The renewable energy ministry has continuously failed to achieve its yearly targets of clean energy capacity addition, which may hamper the mission of having 175 GW of renewables by 2022, said a Parliamentary panel. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has also...

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MNRE invites bids for evaluation of New National Biogas and Organic Manure Program

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited an expression of interest for conducting an independent evaluation of the implementation of the national biogas and organic manure programmes implemented across 13 states. The ministry has been implementing the programme...

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Govt plans to set up 14-MW solar power units in Leh, Kargil

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

The government is planning to set up 14-megawatt solar power projects in Leh and Kargil, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh said on Thursday. The projects will be developed under the Prime Minister Development Package 2015, Singh said in a...

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J&K fails to achieve solar energy generation target

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Even five years after the signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union Government on generating 7,500 mw solar power energy, the authorities have failed to achieve the target in this regard. In March 2014, the then NC-Congress government of Omar Abdullah had...

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India, Saudi Arabia ink 12 agreements in sectors including renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

India and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday signed 12 MoUs and agreements in key sectors including defence industries collaboration, renewable energy, security cooperation and civil aviation. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown...

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MNRE says Blue Wafer solar cells will not qualify under domestically-manufactured category

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

In a major decision, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) today clarified that semi-processed solar PV cells, commonly called Blue Wafer cells, will not qualify under the domestically manufactured category for use in projects implemented under government schemes....

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India to install 54.7 GW wind energy capacity by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2019

India is likely to install 54.7 GW of wind capacity by 2022 against the 60-GW target set by the government, Fitch Solutions Macro Research has said in a report. ...

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SECI tenders 97.5MW rooftop solar projects for government buildings

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 1, 2019

The SECI, on behalf of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has invited bids to develop 97.5 MW of grid-connected solar projects on the vacant roofs of government-owned buildings. ...

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