The SC-mandated EPCA on Friday enforced pollution control measures in the capital for the “very poor” and “moderate to poor” categories under the Centre’s graded response action plan.
Earlier this month, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) received bids for India’s first wind power tender. According to Bridge to India.
State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) and UK Green Investment Bank Plc. (GIB) are in separate talks to acquire a stake in JPMorgan-backed Leap Green Energy Pvt. Ltd, four people familiar with the development said.
The Union power ministry has told the influential goods and services tax (GST) Council chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley that implementing GST in its current form could push up power generation cost, especially of renewable energy, which will further dent the ability of debt-ridden distribution companies to serve electricity unless specific relief measures are built in.
The Ministry of Power has recommended that renewable energy should be given a zero-rate tax status under the Goods and Services Tax, according to a presentation made by it to the GST Council, predicting several adverse effects to the economy if there is any increase in power tariffs due to the new tax regime.
The wind power industry seems to have managed the effects of the demonetisation well, judging by the fact that the capacity additions in November and December have only risen — though not sharply — compared with performance in the corresponding months of last year.
India may be a bright spot for global solar markets this year as it adds capacity at a record pace, becoming one of the top regions for panel producers struggling with rock-bottom prices.
There is much to celebrate when reviewing the developments witnessed in the renewable energy sector in India in 2016. In 2016 the renewable energy capacity commissioned was higher than thermal capacity addition for the first time.
With an aim to generate more electricity from clean energy sources, chiefly the hydropower sector, Ministry of Power has sought concessions for under-construction hydel projects in the upcoming Union Budget for 2017-18.
Jammu and Kashmir government said a 25 MW wind power project will be set up in Reasi district of the state.