India has approved a 12GW solar scheme for central public sector undertakings (CPSUs), which are state-owned enterprises, spanning the military, health, energy, government and mining sectors, among others. Importantly, the scheme mandates the use of domestically sourced solar cells and modules. Talk of such a programme has been in the works for more than a year as the government tries to appease demand at home not just to support solar PV deployment but also to foster a domestic manufacturing industry and reduce the dependence on Chinese imports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said on Thursday. Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of a green field Airport at Hollongi near here, they said.
Siemens Gamesa has secured yet another big order in the Indian wind energy market. The order, for two different wind energy projects, is a result of the auction regime introduced by the Indian government two years back. Siemens Gamesa will supply 127 units of its SG 2.1-122 turbine for a 265-megawatt wind energy project in Bhuj, Gujarat.
The initial public offer (IPO) of state-owned Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) will be launched before September 2019, a top official said on Thursday. "We can raise up to 15 per cent of our equity. The approval was for 13.90 crore equity shares.
Climate change is a reality which needs to be tackled at the ground level, a top government officialThursday said while inaugurating a workshop on global environment facility (GEF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme. Speaking at the event, C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), said the UNDP's small grants programme (SGP) has helped achieve successes in different corners of the country.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have set up an online portal that focuses on UNDP-supported, GCF-financed projects and programmes. The portal contributes to efforts under the enhanced transparency framework established under the Paris Agreement on climate change by providing information on support provided and received.
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