Tags: COVID 19

COVID 19 Effect: 6th Smart City Expo rescheduled again, now in October

Looking into the spread of pandemic in India , the organizers of the 6th Smart City Expo has decided reschedule the event for second time in a row.  The event will take place from 20 – 22 October 2020 at  at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The organizers in a statement said  we are rescheduling the […]

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Inox Wind resumes operations at all three manufacturing plants in India

Wind turbine maker Inox Wind Ltd on Monday said it has resumed operations at all three manufacturing plants. These plants are located at Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Una (Himachal Pradesh). In a regulatory filing Inox Wind said it has resumed operations at its three plants. “… after obtaining requisite permission from concerned district […]

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Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change – UN weather agency chief

An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. “This drop of emissions of six per cent, that’s unfortunately (only) short-term good news”, said Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]

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COVID 19 Effect: SunPower shuts factories as pandemic hits solar demand

One of the biggest solar panel maker SunPower Corp recently said it had temporarily stopped production at all of its factories in five countries as the coronavirus outbreak ravages demand for its products. The company in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission said that it have idled facilities in France, Malaysia, Mexico, […]

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MNRE extends effective date for implementation of ALMM of Solar Modules and Solar Cells

MNRE recently issued office memorandum extending the effective dates for implementation of Approved Lists of Models & Manufacturers (ALMM) for Solar PV modules and Solar PV cells to 30th September 2020 from 31st March 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic.  With the objective of building energy security for the country and ensuring reliability of Solar PV Cells and Modules, […]

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COVID 19 Effect: MNRE Grants Extension for RE Projects by 30 days

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that the Renewable Energy implementing agencies may grant extension of time for RE projects, on account of lockdown due to COVID-19, equivalent to the period of lockdown and additional 30 (thirty) days for normalisation after end of such lockdown.  The Ministry in a in an order […]

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Need to focus on improving domestic solar manufacturing : MNRE Official

As Indian solar industry is heavily dependent on Chinese imports and COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted installations, it is necessary to focus on improving domestic manufacturing, a senior government official has said.As much as 80 per cent of the demand for solar cells and modules are being met by imports from Chinese companies. Therefore, the […]

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Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

The Covid-19 pandemic could be a dry run for future impacts of climate change, with challenging and unprecedented situations requiring rapid and aggressive responses worldwide. A proactive approach to climate change aimed at minimizing such impacts will inevitably involve significant cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and investment in more resilient infrastructure. Although current global […]

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COVID 19 effect: clean energy sector lost more than 100,000 US jobs in March

The clean energy sector- from solar panel installers to electric vehicle factory workers, lost more than 100,000 US jobs in March and hundreds of thousands more clean energy job losses are projected in the coming months says a report. The new analysis of unemployment data has been released by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council […]

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IL&FS completes sale of IL&FS Wind Power Services amid lockdown

IL&FS has completed the sale of IL&FS Wind Power Services (IWSPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL), to ORIX Corporation, Japan. IWSPL is engaged in providing supervisory and management support services to seven companies that own and operate wind power generating assets. Earlier IL&FS Group had divested the 51 per […]

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