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Clean energy spending has jumped 50% to record levels since Oct end: IEA

Clean energy spending earmarked by governments in response to the Covid-19 crisis has risen by 50% over the past five months and now stands at over USD 710 billion worldwide, though there are troubling imbalances between regions, according to the latest update of the IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Tracker. This unprecedented amount of enacted spending is […]

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MNRE to Give Three Months’ Relief in SCD of Wind Energy Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to give an extra three months relief to wind power developers whose projects could not be commissioned in time due to the second wave of Covid-19 and also the onset of monsoon. Earlier, the MNRE allowed the period of disruption from April 1, 2021 to […]

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Global Solid State Transformer Market to be Worth Over $1200 M by 2027

The global solid state transformer (SST) market is likely to register a revenue of $1,246.4 million by 2027, at a CAGR of 26.0% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2027, finds new analysis by Research Dive. The report provides a brief summary of the current market scenario comprising major aspects of the market such […]

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RE Investment in India Bounces Back from COVID-19 Slowdown: IEEFA

Renewable energy investment is rising again in India following the slowdown in the previous financial year due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). In the first four months of this financial year (FY), from April to July 2021, investment […]

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How The Pandemic Hastened Move To Last-Mile Delivery Through EV In India

Introduction The sudden and rapid increase in the demand for e-commerce in recent years has been a catalyst for the surge in last-mile services countrywide. The surge in COVID-19 cases all across the world and growth in the numbers of online shopping has pushed the importance of last-mile to the forefront of the overall supply […]

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Yulu Bikes Claims 2.5 Times Growth During Lockdown

When businesses all across the country suffered due to Covid-19 imposed lockdowns, one electric mobility company claims it grew , and played its part in helping covid warriors. We are talking about Yulu bikes, that enables urban mobility across public and private modes of transport seamless, shared, and sustainable, through its user-friendly mobile app. We […]

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GOGLA Report 2020: ‘Slow, Uneven Recovery of Off-grid Solar Industry’

The recently released July-December 2020 edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report analyses off-grid solar lighting sales trends during a 6-month period in East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific, amid the current global pandemic. It finds that the off-grid industry is showing early signs of a slow […]

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MNRE Waives off Hard Copy Requirement for RE Project Invoices

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a notification yesterday, stating that for RE projects which were scheduled to be implemented April 1, 2021, onwards, the requirement of submitting physical hard copies has been waived off and the implementing agencies have been directed to accept soft copies of invoices. The notification is meant as […]

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Maximum 6 Months Extension for RE Projects in Exceptional Cases: MNRE

MNRE has offered clarification on the award of time extension for commissioning of under-development RE projects on account of COVID-19. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has offered further clarification on the issue of award of time extension for the commissioning of under-development renewable energy (RE) projects in the country on account of […]

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