FAME Alone Not Enough to Boost EV Adoption

FAME alone is not enough to reach the 2030 target, various measures as prerequisites are needed in this transition. Policies like FAME need to be supplemented with measures such as domestic manufacturing of vehicles, batteries, and components to boost mass adoption of electric vehicles by 2030, industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has said.  […]

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Rashtriya Rifles Light Up Two Villages in J&K With Solar Power

The Army has so far distributed over 17,000 solar lights among residents of such villages in Doda district. Reaching out to the poor in hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, the Army has installed solar lights at unelectrified hamlets under its project ‘Roshni’. The solar lights have been installed at Thanhala and Ganori-Kahara villages by […]

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Telangana, AP Power Discoms Hit by Malware Attack

A Ransomware is a malicious software designed by hackers to lock someone’s computer system/server. Generally, such hackers demand huge money from the computer owners in lieu of unlocking the system or they threaten to publish data of the owner. The computer systems of power distribution companies (discoms) of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states have been […]

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REC Sales Drop Again, Down 65% in April to 3.68 Lakh

Sales of renewable energy certificates dropped by about 65 percent to 3.68 lakh units in April as compared to 10.62 lakh in the same month last year. Sales of renewable energy certificates dropped by about 65 percent to 3.68 lakh units in April as compared to 10.62 lakh in the same month last year due […]

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Solar Power Developer Hindustan Powerprojects Caught Evading Tax of Over Rs 1350 Cr

During search and seizure operations conducted against Hindustan Powerprojects, a company owned by the nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, the Income Tax department detected tax evasion of more than Rs 1,350 crore. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has revealed that the raids were conducted earlier this month at offices of the solar […]

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Discoms trip up India’s Move to Power-Surplus with Peak Deficit at 0.8% in 2018-19

India missed its target of becoming a power-surplus nation after its peak power deficit stood at 0.8 percent and the overall energy deficit remained 0.6 percent for the financial year 2018-19. In its Load Generation Balancing Report (LGBR) for the fiscal year, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) had pegged overall energy and peak power surpluses at 4.6 percent and […]

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India’s Growing Economy Will Continue to Attract Global Investors

India, the sixth largest producer of renewable energy in the world will continue to grow robustly at an annual average rate of 15.3 percent to reach 105.9 GW by 2028, up from 26 GW in 2018. India’s growth trajectory holds immense potential for global stakeholders to establish energy, infrastructure and technology collaboration with the country, […]

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Telangana to Add 1,000 MW Solar PV Capacity by the End of 2019

Telangana stands at second position with a generation capacity of over 3,500 MW commissioned through solar energy, which is expected to touch 4500 MW by the end of the year. Telangana will add another 1,000 MW of solar energy capacity in next six to eight months taking the total installed capacity to over 4,500 MW in solar […]

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