ADB Approves $300 Million for Facilitating 110 MW of Geothermal Power in Indonesia

ADB Approves $300 Million for Facilitating 110 MW of Geothermal Power in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $300 million (~₹22.4 billion) to help PT Geo Dipa Energy (GDE), an Indonesian state-owned company, to expand its geothermal base ...
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Municipal Solid Waste-Based Project Stranded Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Municipal Solid Waste-Based Project Stranded Due to COVID-19 Disruption

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has directed UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) and Ecogreen Energy Lucknow Pvt Ltd to come up with a firm agreement for the amended ...
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Power Finance Corporation to Fund 225 MW Hydro Project in Madhya Pradesh

Power Finance Corporation to Fund 225 MW Hydro Project in Madhya Pradesh

Government-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a non-banking finance company (NBFC), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd (NBPCL) to fund 225 MW of hydroelectric ...
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European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

The European Commission’s (EC) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) have called for proposals that make use of existing local energy ...
Barclays Likely to Stop Lending to Projects Based on Fossil Fuels

Barclays Likely to Stop Lending to Projects Based on Fossil Fuels

During the annual general meeting (AGM) of Barclays, a British multinational investment bank, nearly 24% of shareholders voted for Share Action’s resolution asking the bank to phase out financing for ...
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Singapore's EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore’s EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and entered into a $10 million (~₹759.42 ...
Another Japanese Bank Says No to Financing New Coal-Powered Projects

Another Japanese Bank Says No to Financing New Coal-Powered Projects

Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) has decided not to provide support to the newly-planned coal-fired power projects. The policy change will come into effect from May 1, 2020 ...
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The United Kingdom to Co-Chair India-Led Climate Change Initiative

The United Kingdom to Co-Chair India-Led Climate Change Initiative

The government of the United Kingdom (U.K.) has said that the country will co-chair the governing council on the India-led global ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).’ Established by Prime ...
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India Likely to Stop Coal Imports by 2023-24

India Likely to Stop Coal Imports by 2023-24

The Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi, recently announced India’s plans to stop the import of thermal coal from 2023-2024. Coal-based power makes up the largest share of ...
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NTPC Raises $750 Billion Syndicated Loan to Reduce Emissions from Power Projects

NTPC Raises $750 Million Syndicated Loan to Reduce Emissions from Power Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) announced that it had raised a syndicated loan worth $750 million (~₹53.5 billion) in Japanese Yen to fund capital expenditure for the installation of ...
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India May Experience a Net-Negative Agricultural Impact from Climate Change_ Report

India May Experience a Net-Negative Agricultural Impact from Climate Change: Report

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has released a report titled “Climate Risk and Response,” which focuses on understanding the nature and extent of physical risk from climate change over the ...
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India Bans Import of Harmful Hydrochlorofluorocarbon that Depletes the Ozone Layer

India Bans Import of Harmful Hydrochlorofluorocarbon that Depletes the Ozone Layer

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) has issued a notification that mentions that the issuance of the license for the import of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b will ...
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Prime Minister’s Office Proposes Waiving Carbon Tax on Coal

Prime Minister’s Office Proposes Waiving Carbon Tax on Coal

According to a communique reviewed by Mercom, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has proposed waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Compensation Cess, (earlier called the Clean Energy ...
Increasing Number of Insurance Companies Moving Away from Coal-Based Projects_ Report

Increasing Number of Insurance Companies Moving Away from Coal-Based Projects: Report

Coal, one of the most significant contributors to climate change, is on its way to becoming uninsurable. The Unfriend Coal campaign, which is now in its third year, shows how ...
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EIB to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel-Based Projects After 2021

EIB to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel-Based Projects After 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will end financing fossil fuel-based projects by the end of 2021. The global lender now wants to focus its financing for ...
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Assam Signs MoU with NHPC to Develop 2 GW Subansiri Lower Hydro Project

Assam Signs MoU with NHPC to Develop 2 GW Subansiri Lower Hydro Project

The Government of Assam and the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Subansiri lower hydroelectric project located along the borders of Assam ...
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Government Classifies Ocean Energy Under Renewable Source

Government Classifies Ocean Energy Under Renewable Sources

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has informed all the stakeholders that energy from the ocean like tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion, will be accepted as renewable ...
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Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra has specified an upper ceiling tariff of ₹3.50 (~$0.049)/kWh for competitive bidding to procure power from fossil fuel-based cogeneration projects in the state. Specifying the tariff ...
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Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for biomass, biogas, and biomass gasifier energy. These regulations will come into force from ...
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MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum regarding continuation of issue of concessional custom duty certificate (CCDC) to set up projects for generation of power ...
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Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Drax Power and Siemens have signed a £40 million ($52.47 million) contract for the upgrade of turbines on three of Drax Power’s biomass units over the next three years. The ...
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Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Public sector banks in the country funded more coal projects than renewable projects in 2017, according to the latest report issued by the Center for Financial Accountability (CFA), a financial ...
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India Plans to Deploy Seven Million Electric Vehicles by 2020

India is targeting the deployment of five to seven million electric vehicles in the country by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. The NEMMP’s goal is ...
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Hydropower Projects Delayed in India Due to Complex Clearance Procedures

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has ...
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NITI Aayog Says Solar's Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

NITI Aayog Says Solar’s Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has released its draft national energy policy (NEP) for 2017. The report predicts that the share of solar and wind to be 14 to ...
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