Narendra Modi

Top 3 Transcontinental Solar Energy Transmission Projects

Back in October 2018, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi first articulated the idea of One World One Sun One Grid (OWOSOG), perhaps even he wouldn’t have expected the progress the idea has made since. Besides being announced formally as an objective at the COP 26 meet recently, the idea of OWOSOG has made enough progress […]

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PM Modi to Lay Foundation Stone of 600 MW Solar Park in Jhansi, UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a 600 MW solar power park in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand on Friday as part of his visit to Mahoba and Jhansi districts to launch multiple development projects worth over Rs 6250 crore which are aimed at alleviating issues of water shortage for farmers in the region. […]

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Power Minister Tracks Progress On 10 GW Ladakh Solar Project

The much awaited and planned giant solar project at Ladakh, first mooted by Prime Minister Modi in 2018-19, continues to occupy the attention of the Power Minister, R.K. Singh. The project, originally seen as a 7.5 GW solar park in the union territory, has been delayed due to multiple issues, be it transmission costs, land […]

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Modi’s Enhanced Renewable Targets A Credit To Minister R.K. Singh

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed 500 GW of fresh renewable capacity for India by 2030 at COP26, it was not just a commitment for India contributing its mite to the climate change effort. It was also an acknowledgement of the progress the country has made in reaching its 100 GW renewables milestone, and the […]

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India, UK unveil 1st global initiative for interconnected solar grids at COP26

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson jointly launched a new flagship international initiative yesterday, at the COP26 World Leaders Summit, backed by over 80 countries, to dramatically accelerate the global transition to clean powered world. The International Solar Alliance (ISA), India Presidency of the ISA, and the UK COP Presidency […]

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Beyond Net Zero at 2070. PM Modi Makes Key Promises For India At COP26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech at the COP26 Glasgow on November 1, did make a concession to activists demanding a net zero target from India. 2070. If that seems underwhelming (China has a commitment of net zero by 2060), then you might miss the really important part of his promises. The 500 GW […]

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At G20 Summit Session PM Modi Puts Focus Squarely On Funding

Addressing an issue that the developed world has increasingly shied away from, and considered a major responsibility of the historicalcally high emitters among them, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put the focus squarely back on funding in his speech at the G20 session on Climate Change and Environment. Coming just ahead of the COP 26 summit […]

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ISA Assembly Concludes With Trillion Dollar Pledge For 2030

The fourth General assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) concluded on October 21 with a pledge to achieve the 1 trillion dollar funding target for creating new solar capacity by 2030. Presided by Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R.K. Singh, who is also the President of the General assembly, the funding […]

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Saudi Arabia Gets Serious About Solar to Meet National, Youth Aspirations

Saudi Arabia is on a tight deadline. The kingdom has set itself some of the most ambitious economic and social targets in the region, with an aim to revamp its economy completely. Underpinning this drive for change is its youth population, now better equipped than ever to contribute productively. Not only does the kingdom want […]

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