The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (“MNRE”) has been taking several steps to ensure a clean energy future for the country. As part of its year-end review, the Ministry declared its plans of coming up with the largest renewable capacity expansion programme in the world.
The second edition of RE-Invest, envisaged as India’s flagship renewable energy event after its inaugural show in February 2015, has been postponed for the fifth time.
The Biggest Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh has been set up through transparent auction under the Solar Park scheme of New and Renewable Energy Ministry.
India will penalize solar power developers who are using foreign equipment in power generation projects that were awarded on the basis that they would only use locally-made solar cells and modules.
Union Minister of State (IC) for New and Renewable Energy and Power R. K Singh on Tuesday informed the Parliament about the new project for distribution of 70 lakh solar study lamps in the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand Odisha and Uttar Pradesh which was sanctioned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in December 2016.
The remaining 90 million t of the sector’s demand will come from Singareni Collieries and captive coal blocks, Coal India executives said.
Economic Times reported that 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%.
To achieve the target of having 60 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind energy capacity by 2022, the government has invited tenders for 2,000 MW of wind power projects connected to the inter-state transmission system.
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.