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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Formation of this PDC is a positive step to attract more investments: Amp Energy

The renewable energy industry has welcomed the government’s  announcement to form Project Development Cell (PDC) to attract investments in India. Commenting on the formation of PDC,  Pinaki Bhattacharyya, CEO and co-founder, Amp Energy India said “Renewable Energy sector in India has been growing at a rapid pace over the last few years with many global […]

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Amplus Solar welcomes govt’s decision to form Project Development Cell

Recently the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constituted a project development cell to attract investment in the clean energy sector, particularly solar. The project development cell (PDC) would offer those renewable projects for investment where all necessary spade work like detailed project report, land, etc is complete. The PDC has been constituted […]

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Auction of 41 coal mines defeats India’s efforts to reign in CO2 emissions: CEEW

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the auction of 41 coal mines for commercial mining, saying the market for the commodity is now open and the sales will help turn the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity. But the list of 41 mines showed several are located in biodiversity-rich forest areas in central India, including […]

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IESA proposes to have policy framework for energy storage in electricity act

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has submitted its comments/recommendations on the proposed Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 recently.  The recommendations submitted to the Ministry of Power (MoP) have been put forward by consulting over 100+ energy storage ecosystem players from IESA. The proposed amendment has tried to addressed series of challenges facing the sector and […]

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