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Vestas Reports Operating Loss for Q1 2020 Despite Strong Sales

Vestas has issued its interim financial report for Q1 2020, reporting increased order intake and a booming order backlog amid an operating loss of EUR 54 mn Global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has issued its interim financial report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2020. The firm has reported that its revenue increased compared to […]

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ICRA Stands in Favour of Draft Amendments Proposed in Electricity Act

ICRA believes that the draft amendments proposed in the Electricity Act can strengthen the sanctity of power supply contracts and bring reforms in the distribution segment. ICRA Limited, an independent investment information and credit rating agency, has stated that it believes that the draft amendments proposed in Electricity Act, 2003 have the scope to strengthen […]

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Renewables Unaffected as Thermal Generation Suffered Amid Lockdown: India Ratings

The decrease in demand has seen electricity generation from all sources (excluding renewables) take a hit in March 2020 with thermal generation at the front. According to a new analysis, the power demand in India declined for March and April amid the COVID-19 led lockdown, however, with the decrease in demand, electricity generation from all […]

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In Renewables Shadow, who Will Still Fund Coal in India? : Report

Why would any debt/ equity capital providers fund a high emission & polluting new coal power plant at double the cost of deflationary, domestic renewables? The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown to curb its spread has highlighted the growing financial risks to India’s coal-fired power plant sector, a technology being superseded by international […]

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CREDA Reschedules Pre-Bid Meet for 20MW Rooftop Solar Tender

In line with the government’s directive to ensure social distancing norms amid coronavirus crisis, state nodal agency Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has rescheduled the pre-bid meeting for its 20 MW tender for grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems under Resco model. Now, the new date and time for the pre-bid meeting is […]

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Covid Side Effects- Diesel in Delhi Pricier Than Mumbai For First Time Ever

The Coronavirus has achieved something almost nothing could in the past few decades. Brought the price of diesel in Delhi above the ruling price in Mumbai. After a steep increase in VAT 9 (Value Added Tax) by the state government in Delhi today, both petrol and diesel prices in the city state are up by […]

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Solving Permission Issues key to Post Pandemic Green Recovery in Italy: WindEurope

The European Union’s 2018 Renewable Energy Directive demands that the Member States simplify and shorten their permitting processes. Italy has the 5th largest amount of installed wind energy capacity in Europe. In its final 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), the country aims at almost doubling its installed wind power capacity. The NECP plans […]

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Spruce Finance Closes $124 Mn Residential Solar Financing Package

Spruce Finance has closed a USD 124 million debt financing deal for its portfolio of residential solar PPAs and leases with Vantage and Sequoia Spruce Finance, one of the largest private owner and operator of distributed generation solar and residential energy assets in the US, has closed a USD 124 million debt financing deal for its portfolio of residential […]

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