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The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

China steals an unsavory global spotlight for the thick, noxious smog that often chokes its mega-cities. Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing, for example, that Chinese officials aim to slash its local coal consumption by 30% in 2017. … Continue reading

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Budget 2017 – Solar / Renewable Synopsis

Indian Budget 2017 80 IA benefit for projects now stands withdrawn from 2017 Accelerated Depreciation stands at 40% Allocated an outlay of above Rs.10,000 crore for 2016-17. This outlay includes Rs.5,000 crore from the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) with the balance … Continue reading

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Solar nearly level with wind and out-competing fossil fuels in developing countries – BNEF

Average capital expenditure (capex) for PV projects in developing countries during 2015 stood at US$2.15 million/MW, rapidly approaching average wind capex of US$2.02 million/MW. Credit: BNEF Driven by steep cost declines in PV equipment, solar is now on a par … Continue reading

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UDAY is a revival plan for discoms rather than a bailout package

Power sector distribution companies are being bailed out by the government for the third time in 13 years. The earlier two bailouts have failed miserably with losses of various distribution companies (discoms) amounting to Rs 3.8 lakh crore and the … Continue reading

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SunEdison To Supply Cheapest Solar Power In India

U.S.-based SunEdison has won a bid to sell solar power in India at a record low tariff, which could boost the appeal of the renewable source at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for clean energy to … Continue reading

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Implementation of scheme for setting up over 2,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under Batch-III of Phase II of the JNNSM. 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for setting up of over 2,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects on Build, Own and Operate basis by Solar Power … Continue reading

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Maharashtra govt clears new renewable energy policy

The Maharashtra state cabinet on Tuesday passed the New and Renewable Energy Policy 2015 and has set a target of generating 14,400 MW… The Maharashtra state cabinet on Tuesday passed the New and Renewable Energy Policy 2015 and has set … Continue reading

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