India’s rapidly growing renewable energy capacity, a major achievement of the Modi government, faces a serious slowdown as investors are disappointed by the unrelenting focus on reduction of tariffs and multiple cancellation of bids after auctions.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has rolled out the facility of solar-powered tube wells for farmers across the state. It will be 40 per cent cheaper than that connected with the traditional grid.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the agency entrusted with conducting wind auctions, has released its sixth tranche (SECI 6) wind tender for 1.2GW.
The SECI 6 tender planned originally for 2.5GW and issued in May 2018 was later retracted and was scaled down to 1.2GW by the government as it argues that small tenders are more effective than larger ones.
The government should add solar and electric boats under the Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric Vehicles (FAME) policy in the upcoming Budget 2019, said Sandith Thandasherry, founder and chief executive officer, NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats, the company that launched India's first solar ferry in Kerala.
Practical climate-friendly actions on the ground in Bhopal would become a model for Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Assessment of development results (ADR) of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) material recovery project, where unrecyclable plastic is being put to use, would become eligible for adaptable and transferable technologies replication, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representative here on Monday.
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