Ireland to Mandate Renewable Energy Share in Heat Sector by 2024

Ireland to Mandate Renewable Energy Share in Heat Sector by 2024

Ireland's government will make it mandatory for the heat sector to include a share of renewable energy in their services by 2024. Currently, the country's heating sector is substantially behind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan High Court Issues Stay Order on a 4 GW Solar Project on Sambhar Lake

Rajasthan High Court Issues Stay Order on a 4 GW Solar Project on Sambhar Lake

The Rajasthan High Court has, in an interim order, directed Hindustan Salts Limited, a government-owned salt company, to refrain from developing the 4 GW solar project at Sambhar Lake in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Hearing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Allows Entry of Only EVs and CNG-Run Vehicles to Control Air Pollution

Delhi Allows Entry of Only EVs and CNG-Run Vehicles to Control Air Pollution

The Delhi Government has announced that only electric vehicles and compressed natural gas (CNG)-run vehicles would be allowed entry into the city from November 27 to December 3, 2021, as the air ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
These Consumers are Cutting Power Bills By Installing Rooftop Solar on Their Homes

These Consumers are Cutting Power Bills By Installing Rooftop Solar on Their Homes

The adoption of residential solar systems is picking up in India and with greater awareness and tremendous growth potential. To get a first-hand experience, Mercom spoke to several consumers who ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Investing in Climate Adaptation Would be a Sound Economic Decision_ UN Report

Investing in Climate Adaptation Would be a Sound Economic Decision: UN Report

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report that says nations must boost their efforts to adapt to the changing climate scenario to avoid dire consequences in the future ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save Households (1)

Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save for Households

This is the second article in a series that explains all you need to know before installing a solar system on your rooftop. The first article focused on the specifics ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order extending the validity of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to avoid demand-supply imbalances in the REC market. It extended the validity ...
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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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 ...
Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has announced that about 285,000 buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles have benefitted from the subsidies provided under the Faster Adoption ...
Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state ...
MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is ...
1 GW of Projects in Dholera Solar Park Get Environment Ministry’s Approval with Conditions

1 GW of Projects in Dholera Solar Park Get Environment Ministry’s Approval with Conditions

The expert committee overseeing the projects related to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) has recommended that the first phase of the 1 GW solar power project can get started in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hyderabad High Court Stays APERC Order Which Cut Down Incentive for Wind Developers

India Joins Hands with Finland for Environmental Cooperation

The Union Cabinet has approved an agreement between India and Finland on environmental corporation. The memorandum of cooperation will bring in the latest technologies and best practices that will further ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
South Korea Issues Guidelines for Solar Projects in Environmentally Protected Areas

South Korea Issues Guidelines for Solar Projects in Environmentally Protected Areas

The Ministry of Environment in South Korea has issued guidelines for solar power installation amid fears about environmental damage due to natural disasters. The guidelines will come into effect from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar