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  • Cabinet gives ex post facto approval to pact with Denmark for cooperation in clean energy Apr 15, 2019 03:29 PM IST

    Cabinet gives ex post facto approval to pact with Denmark for cooperation in clean energy

    The areas of cooperation would include technical capacity building for management of off­shore wind projects, measures to develop and sustain a highly efficient wind industry -- onshore as well as offshore, measures to ensure high quality of wind turbines, components and certification requirements, forecasting and scheduling of offshore wind, it said.

  • Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy Dec 28, 2018 11:23 AM IST

    Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy

    The push for electric mobility charging stations will first be rolled out in cities with a population of greater than 4 million. The rollout means that after much waiting and uncertainty, India will finally have public electric charging stations.

  • India hands over e-rickshaws to Senegal, to boost clean energy ties Nov 16, 2018 01:52 PM IST

    India hands over e-rickshaws to Senegal, to boost clean energy ties

    India is supplying 250 e-rickshaws with lithium-ion batteries on grant basis to Senegal, responding to the request of Senegal President Macky Sall to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.

  • This is why electric cars may not reduce air pollution Nov 14, 2018 04:31 PM IST

    This is why electric cars may not reduce air pollution

    Electrification of vehicles will have to be part of a comprehensive package of policies promoting energy efficiency and to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector

  • World’s first thermal battery plant inaugurated in India: Here are its commercial applications Aug 07, 2018 10:03 PM IST

    World’s first thermal battery plant inaugurated in India: Here are its commercial applications

    Thermal energy is an efficient alternative to fossil fuels and is considered better than solar energy in some ways. This new energy storage form will have wide-ranging commercial applications.

  • RB commissions first solar powered facility; inks pact for 100% clean energy supply Mar 23, 2018 04:02 PM IST

    RB commissions first solar powered facility; inks pact for 100% clean energy supply

    This marks RB's first power purchase agreement (PPA) in India, which forms a landmark in its sustainability journey. This initiative will enable reductions in carbon emissions by 80% for the Mysore site over the next 10 years.

  • India, Egypt for increased cooperation in clean energy Nov 10, 2017 03:22 PM IST

    India, Egypt for increased cooperation in clean energy

    The Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture of the Embassy of India in Cairo yesterday organised a round table 'Renewable Energy: Lightening the path to future' where experts from India and Egypt discussed, analysed and shared the Indian and Egyptian experiences in the sector.

  • Hindustan Power arm commissions 10 mw solar plant in Gaya Apr 07, 2017 06:41 PM IST

    Hindustan Power arm commissions 10 mw solar plant in Gaya

    Hindustan Power today said that its clean energy arm Hindustan Cleanenergy has commissioned a 10 mw solar plant at Shergati, Gaya in Bihar.

  • Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions 100 MW wind farm Apr 05, 2017 12:52 PM IST

    Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions 100 MW wind farm

    Announcing the commissioning of the balance 64 MW today, Tata Power said with this, the operating renewable portfolio of TPREL has grown to 1,959 MW, comprising 907 MW wind, 932 MW solar and 120 MW waste heat recovery capacity.

  • Hindustan Power commissions 50 MW solar plant in Punjab Mar 29, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Hindustan Power commissions 50 MW solar plant in Punjab

    "The high degree of solar insolation in the state is enabling a generation of 2,20,000 units of clean energy per day," Hindustan Power said in a statement.

  • India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables Feb 24, 2017 03:36 PM IST

    India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables

    India, the world's third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target of raising its renewable energy generation to 175 gigawatt by 2022, around five times current usage, to supply power to its 1.3 billion people and fight climate change.

  • India and US launch $95 mn clean energy projects Nov 15, 2016 11:28 AM IST

    India and US launch $95 mn clean energy projects

    The US has committed USD 70 million in Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) financing for renewable energy projects in India; and announced to launch a USD 20 million partnership this week with the philanthropic sector to bring more efficient appliances to rural Indian villages.

  • IEA raises clean energy growth forecast on strong policy aid Oct 25, 2016 06:54 PM IST

    IEA raises clean energy growth forecast on strong policy aid

    The International Energy Agency on Tuesday said it has raised its five-year growth forecast for renewables, thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions.

  • Centre asks states to set up one lakh biogas plants in FY'17 Jun 27, 2016 02:58 PM IST

    Centre asks states to set up one lakh biogas plants in FY'17

    This will result in a saving of about 21,90,000 LPG cooking cylinders annually, besides providing bio-manure to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers. There would be a saving of about 10,000 tonnes of urea, the release said.

  • India, EU partnership to boost clean energy initiatives Jun 13, 2016 03:42 PM IST

    India, EU partnership to boost clean energy initiatives

    The cooperation between India and the European Union will facilitate policy dialogue and bring best practices as well as business solutions for clean energy projects, particularly in the farm sector.

  • Solar-run powerlooms to get subsidy from August Jun 10, 2016 07:00 PM IST

    Solar-run powerlooms to get subsidy from August

    As part of clean energy initiatives, the government will provide subsidy to those powerlooms which use solar energy to run their operations.

  • CAF Bill likely to be passed in next Parliament session: Goyal Jun 03, 2016 05:54 PM IST

    CAF Bill likely to be passed in next Parliament session: Goyal

    The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, which aims to pave the way for "unlocking" of Rs 41,000 crore earmarked for forest land, would be passed in the upcoming session of the Parliament, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on June 3

  • India reaffirms commitment to pursue green path to growth Jun 03, 2016 10:54 AM IST

    India reaffirms commitment to pursue green path to growth

    At the inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial, ministers from all Mission Innovation partners released their respective governments' plans to double clean energy research and development funding over five years.

  • India, US sign pact to boost energy ties Jun 02, 2016 03:44 PM IST

    India, US sign pact to boost energy ties

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of India and the United States was signed here today to enhance cooperation in energy security, clean energy and climate change, the power ministry said in a statement.

  • Clean energy to be discussed during PM visit to US next month May 27, 2016 09:38 PM IST

    Clean energy to be discussed during PM visit to US next month

    Clean energy will be discussed at length during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US next month apart from talks on strategic affairs and trade.

  • World Bank approves $625-mn aid for India's solar programme May 16, 2016 07:02 PM IST

    World Bank approves $625-mn aid for India's solar programme

    The World Bank's Board has approved USD 625 million loan to support India's grid connected rooftop solar programme to generate clean energy

  • ADB approves $175 mn loan for renewable energy to Mytrah Apr 28, 2016 04:00 PM IST

    ADB approves $175 mn loan for renewable energy to Mytrah

    One of India's fastest growing independent power producers from renewable sources, MEIL is a step down subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange-listed Mytrah Energy Limited.

  • India could be a global change agent for renewable energy: US Mar 16, 2016 02:46 PM IST

    India could be a global change agent for renewable energy: US

    "India could really be a change agent for the rest of the world in the renewable energy sector if they get it right. So we have a vested interest in helping them get that right," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Transformation Melanie Nakagawa said.

  • Initiatives taken to reduce pollution by thermal power plants Mar 14, 2016 04:58 PM IST

    Initiatives taken to reduce pollution by thermal power plants

    "The government has initiated several measures to reduce pollution caused by thermal plants. It has been decided that coal fired capacity addition in 13th plan shall be through supercritical units only. Ultra mega power plants are based on super critical technology," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said.

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