General Electric to Ditch Coal to Focus on Sustainable Power Generation

General Electric to Ditch Coal to Focus on Sustainable Power Generation

General Electric (GE), a U.S.-based multinational conglomerate, announced its plans to exit the new build coal power market. The company said that it would focus and invest in its renewable ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Suntech, a global solar panel producer, has begun the operation of a 1 GW integrated photovoltaic cell ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
China's FDI in India's Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China’s FDI in India’s Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China's foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian non-conventional energy segment was just 3.14% of the total Chinese FDI over the last five years, indicated minister of state for finance, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Delhi to Disburse Subsidies Within Two Days of Electric Vehicle Purchase

Delhi to Disburse Subsidies Within Two Days of Electric Vehicle Purchase

The Delhi Government announced that it would soon introduce a subsidiary plan under its recently launched electric vehicle (EVs) policy for buyers of electric vehicles, according to a Press Trust ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
To Push Electric Mobility, India Allows Sale of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries

To Push Electric Mobility, India Allows Sale of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH) announced that all the states and union territories (UTs) have now been allowed the registration and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) without ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Delhi Announces New EV Policy, Proposes Incentives Up to ₹150,000 for Electric Cars

Delhi Announces New EV Policy, Proposes Incentives Up to ₹150,000 for Electric Cars

The Delhi government has issued the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2020, to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the national capital following the unsatisfactory results of the central ...
India's Corporates Have Potential to Add 25 GW of Renewable Energy by 2023_ GWEC Session

India’s Corporates Have Potential to Add 25 GW of Renewable Energy by 2023: GWEC Session

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) hosted a webinar to discuss the scenario and scope of adoption of renewable energy by India's corporate sector. The session 'Corporates in the Global ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Andhra Pradesh Launches Policy to Export Renewable Power to Other States

Andhra Pradesh Launches Policy to Export Renewable Power to Other States

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has announced its Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020 for solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to promote the export of renewable ...
_Electricity Act Amendment Proposals That Could Invigorate the Renewable Energy Sector

Electricity Act Amendment Proposals That Could Invigorate the Renewable Energy Sector

The Electricity Act of 2003 was enacted by the Government of India to govern the country’s power sector with the best interests of all its stakeholders in mind. The Act’s ...
What Value Will ALMM Listing Add to the Solar Industry_

What Value Will ALMM Listing Add to the Solar Industry?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal to implement its ‘Approved Lists of Models and Manufacturers’ (ALMM) order has raised more questions than it has answered. Why has ...
IESA Rallies for Inclusion of Energy Storage Policy Framework in Electricity Act

IESA Rallies for Inclusion of Energy Storage Policy Framework in Electricity Act

The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has submitted comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Power (MoP) on the proposed draft for Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020. It has proposed a ...
R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has sought for the Finance Commission’s support to revamp the Indian power sector at the state level and has asked for ₹3 trillion (~$40.05 billion) ...
Bailing Out Power DISCOMs at Every Crisis is Not the Way to Fix Them

Bailing Out Power DISCOMs at Every Crisis is Not the Way to Fix Them

Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) have been a significant strain on the Indian power system. Their poor financial performance has been weighing down the entire sector with their inability to pay power ...
155 Major MNCs Ask World Governments to Develop Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery Policies

155 Major MNCs Ask World Governments to Develop Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery Policies

In all, 155 multinational corporations (MNC) from across the world have signed a statement asking governments to integrate the latest climate science developments into their efforts to help their respective ...
Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar cell manufacturing in India is yet to ramp up despite the government’s attempts to promote domestic production. While the government has taken initiatives like introducing safeguard duty, domestic content ...
Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grounded the economy to a halt. The pandemic has not only caused enormous economic loss but has killed tens of thousands of people across the ...
EV, China, Subsidy, Exemptions, Tax, Policy

China Likely to Improve its Subsidy Policy for Electric Vehicles

The Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China has issued a notice on ways to promote financial subsidies for new electric vehicles. The ministry said it had issued ...
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 ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China added 30.11 GW of new solar capacity in 2019. Large-scale projects made up 17.91 GW and 12.2 GW of installations was through distributed projects, according to the official statistics ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
ONGC Issues Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Hazira Site in Gujarat

ONGC Issues Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Hazira Site in Gujarat

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a government-owned oil and gas company, has floated a 5 MW tender along with seven years of operation and maintenance (O&M) at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Delhi Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy

Delhi Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy

As a send-off to the year 2019, the Delhi government has approved a policy for electric vehicles (EVs) with an intent to make the city “the EV capital of India.” ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Month in a Minute_ Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in November 2019

Month in a Minute: Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in November 2019

For the domestic renewable industry, November was a busy month on the investment front. There were several important funding announcements in the Indian renewable sector, along with technological developments and ...
Haryana Increases Net Metering Cap for Rooftop Solar from 200 MW to 500 MW

Haryana DISCOMs to Allow Net Metering Until Rooftop Solar Capacity Reaches 500 MW

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an updated version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering in response to a petition filed by ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Commission Sets Average Pooled Purchase Cost for Various Licensees

Gujarat Commission Sets Average Pooled Purchase Cost for Various Licensees

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has determined the average pooled purchase cost (APPC) for various licensees from the financial year (FY) 2014-15 to FY 2018-19. The Indian Wind Power ...
/ / Wind