January was full of news on the energy front. For instance, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) was held in Abu Dhabi. 15-17 January.
The government is taking steps to ease the entry of importers of solar panels and modules into the new solar import regime, where they have to pay a 7.5% levy on such equipment, along with various cesses, amounting to around 10%. Since India’s solar programme began, such imports were always allowed free.
India’s economy would grow at 8.5% next fiscal and the 7.5% growth projection by economists is on the “conservative side”, power minister R. K. Singh said on Thursday.
Wind developers are up in arms against Andhra Pradesh discoms for insisting on an arbitrary discount, appropriating a specific benefit the Centre grants renewable energy developers, verbally harping on renegotiating power purchase agreements and threatening not to pay for any excess power provided above an agreed threshold. “They are compulsorily deducting 2% of the tariff, […]
India has achieved 20 gw (giga watt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone four years ahead of the target for 2022 originally set in the National Solar Mission.
Efforts are on to make renewable energy accessible for all in Jammu and Kashmir, the state’s Minister for Science and Technology Sajad Gani Lone said today.
Industry players in the renewable energy sector are of the view that there are a number of policy decisions related to import duties and domestic manufacturing, which, if taken, could further boost the sector.
Allaying fears over adverse impact of proposed safeguard duty on solar equipment, Power and New & Renewable Minister R K Singh said that nothing can jeopardise India’s renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022.
In a major relief for industrial and commercial establishments, the government proposes to remove cross-subsidy charges levied on large power consumers, power minister R K Singh said on Wednesday.
The Diamond City has emerged as the country’s leading ‘solar smart city’ as per Akshay Urja, the bimonthly newsletter of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), government of India (GoI).