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Solar Developers oppose Gujarat’s move to revisit solar tariffs

The move by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd, which submitted a petition this month and requested a 28 percent cut in the rate it pays for electricity from solar plants has been strongly opposed by solar developers. The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission will hold its next hearing on the matter on Aug. 5. Gujarat Urja…

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India is at 136 among 186 countries in HDI 2013

The Human Development Report 2013, named  “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” puts India at 136 position. The Human Development Index measures progress in life expectancy, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living or gross national income per capita. India’s HDI value for 2012 is at 0.554, placing…

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Energy Efficient Building collaboration between India and Switzerland

According to reports, India and Switzerland are going to co-operate in the domain of energy efficient buildings in the country. The Swiss will share their expertise in the designing of such green buildings. A five year MOU has been signed by the two countries. “After extensive consultations and pilot projects, our two governments have signed…

National Green Tribunal comes to the rescue of Yamuna

The tribunal in its order has passed an injunction to prevent pollution of the river Yamuna. A fine of Rs. 5 lakh will be levied for dumping of debris or polluting the river. Any person found dumping debris on the river bank at the Geeta Colony site or any other site will have to pay…

Solar photovoltaic

BHEL wins two contracts from NTPC for solar plants of 10 MW each

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won contracts from NTPC for setting up two grid-connected solar power plants of 10 MW capacity each. The solar power plants will be setup at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh and Talcher in Orissa and are valued approximately at Rs. 132 crore. Solar photovoltaic system converts sunlight directly into electricity…

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Jammu and Kashmir to get 6 mini Hydro power projects

According to reports, 6 mini Hydro Power projects of 9.5MW capacity are going to be developed by the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA). Minister of State for Science and Technology Feroz Ahmad Khan, according to an official statement, said that the process for allotting the works of these Hydle power projects has been…

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Punjab to see investments of Rs 2500-3000 crore in solar energy in the coming years

According to reports, the Punjab government is planning to encourage solar power investment in the state. The state may see investments up to Rs. 2500-3000 crore in the coming years by top solar power firms. Some of the companies involved are- Lanco Solar Energy, Punj Lloyd Infrastructure, Moser Baer Clean Energy, Essel Infra Projects, Asopus…

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India signs solar power plant agreement with Nigeria

India has signed a deal with Niegria to setup solar power plants in the country to help provide renewable power for the African state. As per the report of Daily Trust, “Power permanent secretary, Godknows Igali, who signed for the Nigerian government, said the country’s power sector would remain open to investment in hopes of…