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Norway Passes Law, Sovereign Fund To Become More Greener

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global has obtained a go-ahead to divest as much as $13bn of investments from fossils fuels after its parliament voted to pass the law The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund which handles over $ 1trillion worth of Norway’s investments has been given a green light for the largest fossil fuel divestment […]

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In New Innings, MNRE Minister Alive To Payments Issue For RE Producers

The statement by the Power and New and renewable energy minister R K Singh that the government is building a payment security mechanism to protect developers from delays on generation payments is to be welcomed, as it shows a rightful recognition of a key issue plaguing the sector.  A pricing squeeze of the sort the […]

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R K Singh Seeks Removal of Priority Sector Lending Limit for RE Sector

Indian Power and new renewable energy minister R K Singh yesterday pitched for removal of priority sector lending limit for green energy projects. In the meeting, it was decided that MNRE would follow up with RBI for removal of the priority sector lending limit for RE sector. This will encourage the Public Sector Banks to […]

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1 GW Tender from NTPC Under Phase-II of CPSU Program Out

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has finally released another tender for 1 GW of solar power under the CPSU program. This comes barely a week after the rfs request  for 1 GW a week ago.  The program was designed specifically to encourage domestic manufacturing, hence, all the supplies will need to be sourced domestically […]

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NTPC Offer Draws Out ISA Invite For Other Organisations to Enlist

The New Delhi Headquartered International Solar Alliance (ISA), which finally started on its massive 1000 W mandate recently with the 270,000 plus solar water pump tender (through EESL), continues to lay the groundwork for its next phase of work. After the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) submitted a proposal to approve it as a consultant […]

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Investors Paid the Price For GE Misjudging the Potential of Renewables

Investors in GE lost billions due to the company misjudging the pace of the global energy transition towards renewable energy According to a new report, investors in, once the most valuable company in the world, General Electric (GE) lost billions due to the company misjudging the pace of the global energy transition towards renewables. The […]

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Greenko Raises $495 Mn in Funding For 2.4 GW of Storage Projects

Greenko Energy has announced the signing of definitive agreements for a primary equity raising of $495 mn from an affiliate of GIC and ADIA. Greenko Energy Holdings, one of India’s leading renewable energy companies, has announced the signing of definitive agreements for a primary equity raising of $495 million (mn) from an affiliate of GIC […]

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Cost of Renewable Power Dropped to a Record Low in 2018: Report

The Renewable energy Sources like solar, onshore Wind costs will see a further slide next year consistently cheaper than any other fossil fuel source says the newest IRENA report. Boosting the business case for Renewables in the world, costs of renewable sources like onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies will in the next year […]

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Andhra Pradesh’s New CM Elect is Sold on Renewables, with Conditions

In an Interview to India Today, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who will be sworn in as the state’s next Chief Minister on May 30, expressed the hope that his regime will be able to use solar in a big way. In a wide ranging interview where he spoke about a host of issues, the incoming CM’s […]

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