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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.


Government allows thermal power gencos to use renewables

Apart from facilitating the mission of having 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, the move would also partly insulate thermal gencos from taking the hits stemming from the ongoing transition in the country’s energy mix.

India must strengthen grid infra to boost renewable energy: IRENA

"I think renewable energy has a huge future in India and it is moving really very fast," Adnan told reporters after deliverying a keynote address at the campaign launch of Singapore International Energy Week to be held from Oct 29-Nov 2, 2018.

Government estimates 9-11 per cent IRR for renewable projects

While IRRs for solar and wind projects are estimated to be between 9 and 11 per cent, small hydro plants are seen to fetch IRRs between 9 and 10per cent.

Electric, hybird cars power auto sales in Norway

Norway exempts new electric cars from almost all taxes and grants perks like free or subsidised parking, re-charging and use of toll roads, ferries and tunnels.


Japanese renewables firm takes on Tesla in solar panels tech, says it can replace building materials

A Japanese firm intends to give Tesla a run for its technology, by making solar cells in designs that can make it building material substitutes.

India can achieve 200 GW renewable energy by 2022: Power Minister R K Singh

The central government, along with states, intends to issue bids of cumulative capacity of about 8 GW of wind capacities this year.

India committed to 175 GW renewable energy target, says environment ministry official

India is committed to its renewable energy target of having 175 GW capacity by 2022 to provide equitable sustainable development, an environment ministry official has said.

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

The government said it would require power companies to provide a certain minimum amount of power from reliable sources such as coal, gas and hydroelectric generation.

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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.


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.