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Donald Trump kills a tariff loophole in latest blow to renewable energy

The U.S. Trade Representative said Friday it was eliminating a loophole granted about four months ago for bifacial solar panels, which generate electricity on both sides. They’ll now be subject to the duties Trump announced on imported equipment in early 2018, currently at 25%.

Renewable energy status to ocean energy gets MNRE nod

As on date, India does not have any installed ocean energy capacit, according to a government official.

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MNRE amends bidding guidelines to improve wind energy projects

The timeline for land acquisition for wind power projects has been extended to 18 months from seven months.

Plastics could be recycled to create renewable energy says a new research

The research, published in The Journal for Carbon Research, focuses on chemical recycling which uses the constituent elements of the plastic to make new materials.

Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar projects by next year

The Centre has set a target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.

Power minister positive on achieving 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022

The government has set an ambitious target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.

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South Korea confirms plans to step up shift to renewable power

South Korea's energy ministry said it had finalised plans to raise the share of the country's power output generated from renewable sources amid growing criticism over its air quality.

Over The Barrel: How to boost the energy drive

A blueprint of initiatives the new government can consider.

A coal commission for India

As it transitions to renewable energy, the country needs to articulate a credible economic future for the coal belt.

India, Cuba agree to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy

Kovind, who arrived here on Thursday on the last leg of his three-nation tour which also took him to Greece and Suriname, commenced his engagements here by paying tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

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India, UAE advance strategic partnership, exchange four agreements

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Advancing their strategic partnership, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday exchanged four agreements across various sectors, including cyber security, infrastructure, renewable energy and currency swap arrangements.The agreements were exchanged in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Hyderabad House here. A total of 16 agreements are expected to be signed between both nations during the Crown Prince's three day visit to India.

Australia assures to provide access to affordable energy: Minister

Canberra, Feb 11 (ANI): Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, said Australia assured of providing full support to their mission of providing access to affordable energy to every citizen. Goyal was speaking at a news conference after holding an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra. Goyal is leading a delegation for the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue, which is being held from February 8-11. He also presented the idea of Australia providing gas to India on affordable rates. During the news conference, Frydenberg mentioned that though the Australian Government could not determine the prices of gas, a regulatory framework could be made that can facilitate lower prices.

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India exploring Australian gas supplies for clean, affordable power: Piyush Goyal

Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.

We aim to provide 24x7 electricity access: Piyush Goyal

Tokyo, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, who is presently in Tokyo to attend the eighth India-Japan Energy Dialogue, said on Thursday that the primary objective of the government is to make Japanese power firms invest in ‘Make in India’ to further provide 24x7 electricity access to the people of the country. Goyal said that he discussed and understood the challenges the Indian grids will face, particularly with the infusion of large amount of renewable energy. Goyal further assured that this engagement with the Japanese power companies will be taken to the next level in India.

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