Solar Policy

India Pledges to Tighten up Solar Equipment Imports Soon : RK Singh

India will soon tighten provisions for imports of solar equipment in order to encourage more domestic manufacturing, RK Singh has said. India will soon tighten provisions for imports of solar equipment in order to encourage more domestic manufacturing even as power demand post the covid outbreak has rebounded, RK Singh, Minister for New and Renewable […]

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Power Trading in Power Exchanges Exempted From new TDS and TCS

The Central Board of Direct Taxes of India (CBDT) has exempted power trading transactions through online exchanges like Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL) from the newly imposed section 194 (O) – TDS on E-Commerce Transactions & section 206C (1H) – TCS on Sale of Goods on an E-Commerce platform, of Income-tax Act, 1961. The Finance […]

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US-India Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation Legislation Introduced

Senator Menendez (D-NJ), a Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced the ‘Prioritising Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation with India Act of 2020’. Senator Bob Menendez (District of New Jersey), a Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced the ‘Prioritising Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation with India Act of […]

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8 Governments Pledge to Kickstart Offshore Wind in Baltic Sea

8 Baltic Sea countries and the European Commission have signed a joint declaration to accelerate the build-out of new offshore wind capacities in the Baltic Sea At an Offshore Wind Conference, hosted by the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW), high-level representatives of eight Baltic Sea countries and the European Commission signed a joint declaration to […]

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India and Denmark Hold Virtual Summit for Green Partnership

PM Narendra Modi and Mette Frederiksen, PM of Denmark co-chaired a Virtual Summit between India and Denmark for the signing of a Green Partnership. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, and Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark co-chaired a Virtual Summit between India and Denmark on September 28, 2020, […]

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MNRE Issues Amendments for its Dispute Resolution Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the guideline for the operation of its Dispute Resolution Mechanism to consider the unforeseen disputes between solar and wind power developers and SECl/ NTPC/ NHPC, beyond their contractual agreements. A few key amendments made by the ministry: 1. The DRC will consider all […]

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EOI for Evaluation of Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme-III

MNRE intends to engage consultants to undertake the evaluation of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) intends to engage reputed consultants/experts to undertake the evaluation of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III. The scheme consists of the following three components: Installation of 3,00,000 […]

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MNRE Invites Suggestions for Centralised Tendering of 4.5 Lakh Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Scheme

MNRE has invited suggestions for centralised tendering for the current year target of 4.5 lakh standalone solar pumps under the KUSUM Scheme. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in a new notification has proposed to soon initiate the centralised tendering process for the current year target of 4.5 lakh standalone solar pumps under […]

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Gujarat Government Announces Subsidy for Electric Vehicles

The Gujarat government has announced a new scheme for the promotion of electric vehicles in the state, under which it will be offering a subsidy to buyers. The Gujarat government has announced a new scheme for the promotion of electric vehicles (two and three-wheelers) in the state, under which it will be offering a subsidy […]

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