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ISA can act as a medium to achieve universal energy access target set up before 2030: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal also said that Scaling Solar MiniGrids shall work in tandem with ISA’s over all objectives and already existing two programmes, namely Scaling Solar Applications for Agricultural Use and Affordable Finance at Scale launched on 22nd April, 2016. Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, Mines and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, at […]

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India’s Energy Transformation from Fossil Fuel to Renewables is Gaining Rapid Momentum: Experts

“Measures taken by the Indian government to improve energy efficiency coupled with ambitious renewable energy targets and the plummeting cost of solar has had an impact on existing as well as proposed coal fired power plants, rendering an increasing number as financially unviable,” India’s decision to cancel nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations coupled […]

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Piyush Goyal Launches 3rd ISA Programme on Scalling Up Minigrids and Microgrids

Piyush Goyal has urged all the African nations to participate in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and work towards the of solar energy rich world. Union Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Power, Coal and Mines Piyush Goyal has launched 3rd International Solar Alliance programme on ‘Scalling Up Minigrids and Microgrids’ at the […]

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide: IRENA

“Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over seven million people were working in the sector.” According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) more than 9.8 million people were employed in the […]

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Poverty elimination cannot be ensured in Africa without ensuring energy

Shri Piyush Goyal launches 3rd ISA programme on ‘Scalling Up Minigrids and Microgrids’ in the annual meeting of African development bank today Union Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Power, Coal and Mines Shri Piyush Goyal launched 3rd International Solar Alliance programme on ‘Scalling Up Minigrids and Microgrids’ at the annual meeting of […]

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Failure by States to Pay for Renewable Power May Trip Green Energy Target by 2022

Renewable purchase obligation (RPO) refers to the mandate imposed by law on some entities, mainly power distribution companies, to procure a certain part of their power requirement from renewable sources. States are lagging behind in meeting their renewable purchase obligation target which is a key policy instrument to meet the goal of installing 175 gigawatt […]

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Renewables Will Become Dominant Energy Source by 2050: Oliver Wyman

“Governments need to champion and commit to COP21 targets and organisations need to be bold and agile in order to achieve an energy system built mainly on renewables by 2050.” Oliver Wyman in its latest report notes that a global energy system based mainly on renewables can be achieved by 2050, but governments need to […]

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ABB’s MGS100 microgrid technology lights up businesses and rural communities

ABB’s MGS100 brings together all the components required for a sustainable microgrid in a single device, making it extremely versatile and flexible ABB is bringing affordable, safe and reliable electricity to remote communities with its new integrated microgrid solution, MGS100 that combines solar power and enables battery energy storage. The MGS100, built to perform in […]

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