APP writes to FM to Mobilize Unlocking of funds stuck in Arbitrations

The Association of Power Producers (APP) wrote to Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman on 17 November 2020, highlighting the concerns of power debtors and extended litigations that has been egging the power sector. The letter titled, ‘Request for key financial support required for revival of the infrastructure industry’, laid out the major issues pressing the sector […]

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Sugarcane Ethanol offers India a viable pathway towards GHG reduction

A global consensus is slowly emerging, on the need to transition from traditional fossil fuels to cleaner, greener alternatives. Nations across the world are working on a viable policy roadmap to usher in this shift, with the aim to mitigate the effects of climate change and decarbonise our future. India has displayed a singular focus […]

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Contribution of solar energy sector in the revival of Indian economy

COVID-19 pandemic has caused direct or indirect effects on every industry. It has brought the world to a standstill and has impacted our lives deeply. Solar energy sector has been highly affected in these unprecedented times. With the prevailing uncertainties in the industry, the solar energy sector is trying to bounce back in business to […]

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Green recovery plans boost income, employment and GDP: Report

New analysis, commissioned by the We Mean Business coalition and conducted by Cambridge Econometrics, shows that green recovery plans boost income, employment and GDP better than return-to-normal stimulus measures, with the added benefit of reducing emissions. In all geographies modelled (global, the EU, Germany, Poland, Spain, the UK, USA, Japan and India), green recovery plans were found to be more effective than […]

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Impact of domestic procurement and inspection on solar power project

Earlier, India’s Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended that the safeguard duties on solar imports, due to expire at the end of July, be extended for a further year. This would be levied at 14.9% for six months, falling to 14.5% for a further six months, whilst being expanded to include both Thailand and Vietnam. […]

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E-mobility Skill Development cum Adoption-A Roadmap for $5 Trillion Economy

The transition towards electric mobility offers India not only an opportunity to improve efficiency and transform the transport sector but also addresses several issues that the country is currently grappling with. The concerns regarding energy security and rising current account deficit (CAD) from rising fossil fuel imports can be addressed with the uptake of electric […]

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Virtual Solar Power Plants in India

The steadily increasing distributed generation (especially in the form of solar rooftop) is bringing in a different set of challenges that need to be addressed. In terms of distribution, there are limits on the total amount of electricity that can be injected in the grid at one-point owing to the transformer capacity at that location. […]

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#ClimateBrawl: Climate Denial is a Lost Cause

In the case of climate change, propaganda is used to ignite a passionate response from the political right by whipping up fear and doubt: Fear of economic loss from climate policies – by politicians using sound bites such as “job-killer” and “hurting families and small businesses.” Doubt on climate science – often through the “authority” […]

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Delhi Govt’s policy for EV comes at the right time: Pankaj Tiwari, Business Head of Nexzu Mobility

Commenting on the Electric Vehicles (EVs) policy announced by  Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi; Pankaj Tiwari, Business Head of Nexzu Mobility India said – “Delhi Government’s policy for Electric Vehicles comes at the right time for this industry segment, which has been reeling under pressures of the recessionary conditions from last year followed by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic which necessitated […]

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