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India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime

India’s biggest domestic source of public funds to push renewable energy and protect the environment has become a victim of the Goods and Services Tax. In April, the government included the tax collected on production and import of coal to … Continue reading

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Implementation of scheme for setting up over 2,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under Batch-III of Phase II of the JNNSM. 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for setting up of over 2,000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects on Build, Own and Operate basis by Solar Power … Continue reading

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Air Pollution now a Modi Government Priority

Barely 16 miles from central Delhi, a 40-year-old coal-fired power plant run by NTPC Ltd. stands testament to the bargain struck by India’s capital city: The world’s dirtiest air for electricity. The state-owned utility is now seeking to cut emissions across its … Continue reading

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Punjab now approves net metering for Solar – targets 100 MW

India’s Punjab state approved a policy allowing businesses and households to earn credits for solar power produced on rooftops as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to accelerate installations to combat blackouts. The state cabinet passed a net-metering policy that’s expected … Continue reading

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India Dumping Duties Risk Choking Modi’s Solar Revolution

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg A SolPac D160 solar field, comprising of parabolic solar concentrating reflector dishes developed by Thermax Ltd., stands at the Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. manufacturing plant in Chakan, Maharashtra, India. The Indian government may strangle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s … Continue reading

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Gujarat imposes ban on power sourcing from other states

Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government has banned state-based companies from sourcing electricity from other states, a move that will compel them to buy costlier power from government-run utilities. The decision, ahead of the general elections beginning next month, will affect companies … Continue reading

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Gujarat re-negotiating fixed tariffs for already commissioned 670 MW Solar plants under its Solar Policy

In a not so surprising move, the Gujarat Government after paying out a huge amount in fixed tariff for its 670MW commissioned plants is looking to change tariffs to be in line with the existing norms. It has offered approx. … Continue reading

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