European Union

European Commission Announces new Green Deal Worth €1 tn

The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050, announcing a green deal worth EUR 1 trillion to achieve that target. The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment from both the EU and the national […]

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European Alliance Eyes €6 Bn Investment in EV Batteries

Political leaders across the European Union have long called for a coordinated effort for home-made batteries that would free carmakers from having to rely on Chinese batteries as the industry shifts away from combustion engines. European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing between five and six billion euros in […]

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ISA-EU Sign Agreement to Promote Solar Energy

ISA, which is a joint initiative of India and France, was launched in 2015 to help the 121 member countries in increasing the utilization of the potential solar energy. India led ISA and the European Union signed an agreement to enhance solar energy on the sidelines of the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the […]

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European Union Plans to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

The road to a climate neutral economy would require joint action in seven strategic areas: energy efficiency; deployment of renewables etc,. Committing to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050, European Union has adopted a long-term strategy to make EU the first major climate neutral economy. “The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to […]

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India to Overachieve 175 GW Renewable Energy Target: UBM MD at REI Pre-Expo Press Meet

Asia’s leading renewable energy Expo ‘REI Expo’ is expected to attract participation of around 45 countries and 750+ exhibitors in the field of renewable energy. Global B2B event organizer, UBM held a pre-expo press briefing underlining the know-how of the Renewable Energy India Expo (REI Expo)scheduled for September 18th-20th, 2018. Asia’s most leading renewable energy […]

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EIB to Provide $11.75 Mn Loan for 34 MW Solar Project in Zambia

Further, the Zambian project is promoted by Enel company and will also be supported by loans from the IFC, World Bank Group member, and IFC-Canada Climate Change Program. European Union lender, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided up to USD 11.75 million loan to support the 34 MW Ngonye solar power plant in Zambia. Further, the Zambian […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan to lead India in Mission Innovation Ministerial

The Minister will show case India’s commitment to clean energy through research, development and demonstration programmes initiated in partnership with Mission Innovation countries in various domains of clean energy. The Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, will be leading an Indian delegation for participation in the Mission Innovation Ministerial being held at Malmo-Sweden […]

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ISA Logo Transferred to Its Secretariat in Gurgaon

Under the EU technical assistant project the logo was designed for Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The developer and the designer of the logo are Andrzej Uwitniewski and Marek Zaborowski. The rights of an International Solar Alliance (ISA) logo have been transferred by the European Union (EU) to ISA Secretariat situated in Gurgaon. […]

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WTO: India Takes Stand against EU, Japan’s Opposition on Safeguard Duty

India’s preliminary safeguard on imported solar cells drew criticisms from the EU and Japan, which criticized the conduct of the investigation and the initial findings. Despite criticism from the European Union and Japan, India told to the World Trade Organization (WTO) committee that it had followed global trade rules while imposing safeguard duty on imported solar cells. On April 23, […]

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