India Yields 77% Electricity from Coal, 5% from RE in 2017-18: Report

By the passage of renewable energy development, India will eventually see a harsh divestment in the fossil fuel sector. Indian Government seems to be confident of its renewable energy target of 227 GW power by the year 2022 despite of its high and inevitable consumption of fossil fuels. Market Analyst, Bridge to India mentions that […]

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Orissa HC Hearing on ‘Solar Safeguard Duty Case’ on Sept’ 19

The new hearing date manifestly shows that the safeguard duty is yet to be implemented on the solar imports from China and Malaysia. Nearing the safeguard duty verdict, Orissa High Court has set September 19th, 2018 as the next date for the hearing of ‘Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Case’. Coming as a historic wrestle […]

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Karnataka Gov’t Exempts Rooftop Solar Power Stations below 1MW from Electrical Inspections

The regular inspections by the state authorities are set under the Central Electricity Authority’s regulation ‘Measures Related to Safety and Electric Supply’. Karnataka Government has exempted rooftop solar power plants with production capacity below 1000 KW from the regular electrical inspections by the state’s electricity authority. However, solar rooftop generation units with capacity of above […]

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California Assembly Passes 100% Carbon-Free Electricity Bill

Followed by the passage by the California Assembly the ‘Senate Bill 100’ is one procedural step away from it successful implementation. In a bid to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and switch to renewable energy sources for all of its power requirements, California State Assembly has passed the historic bill decarbonizing its electricity systems. Followed […]

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MSEDCL, MEDA Disagree over Solar Power Development

MSEDCL’s sister concern Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has been in comprehensive support to the solar developments with deciding to provide a subsidy on solar power from 2018-19. Maharashtra’s state-run electricity distribution company MSEDCL has been reluctant in supporting the development of solar power in the state by proposing a surcharge to be levied on […]

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Sushma Swaraj Urges Indian Diaspora to Foray Country’s Solar Power Sector

Sushma Swaraj aimed at investment opportunities in the solar power industry that are doing rounds on the back of Indian Government’s target of achieving 100 GW of solar power generation by 2022. Speaking at a panel discussion of ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Divas’, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj urged the present dignitaries and the attendees from the […]

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Shapoorji Pallonji Collects Solar Imports without Paying Safeguard Duty

Shapoorji Pallonji is asked to extend a bond of amount equivalent to safeguard duty and will have to pay the amount if the tariff is upheld with all clarity. Adding heat to the already simmering imposition of safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia, Madras High Court has allowed Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure to […]

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Farmers Get Subsidy up to 30% for Installing Solar Water Pumps: MNRE

Till now over 1.85 lakh solar water pumps have been reported installed in the country under the MNRE Programme. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh mentioned that the ministry is providing subsidy up to 30% of […]

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