Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicSolar energy

Topic: solar energy

What India’s new climate goals mean, and why they are seen as ‘ambitious’

India’s net-zero emissions by 2070 target made headlines, but experts are more interested in the shorter term goals for 2030, and the impact they might have.

Solar energy alliance co-founded by India to mobilise $1 trillion, put special focus on Africa

ISA, co-founded by PM Modi and former French president Francois Hollande in 2015, has announced a partnership with US-based charity Bloomberg Philanthropies this week.

Reliance accelerates push into green energy with solar deals

Reliance acquired solar panel manufacturer REC Solar Holdings for $771 million and agreed to acquire 40% of Pallonji Mistry’s Sterling & Wilson Solar, valued at $372 million.

Solar power on saffron field: How ‘first-of-a-kind’ project in J&K will produce electricity

A draft proposal for the plant is believed to have been submitted and work on the project, with an estimated cost of Rs 50 cr, is expected to begin this month.

All about International Solar Alliance, co-founded by France & India, to promote solar energy

The International Solar Alliance was launched by PM Modi and former French president Francois Hollande in November 2015 to promote solar energy in 121 tropical countries.

India seeks cheaper renewable energy contracts to spur projects

India's debt-burdened distribution utilities have been reluctant to agree to long-term contracts, particularly with prices of solar power expected to continue to decline.

Why India needs to give some troubled Chinese companies a nest here

By allowing Chinese private companies into non-strategic areas India can turn Beijing’s weakness into our strength.

Indian organisation wins UN award for efforts to combat climate change amid Covid pandemic

The Global Himalayan Expedition is among the winners of the award, that brings focus to the best examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change.

PM Modi to dedicate 750 MW solar project at Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa to nation

It will be the first renewable energy project to supply to institutional customers outside the state, including Delhi Metro, which will get 24 per cent energy.

India plans to halt $2.8 billion import of power equipment from China

The country is considering tariff barriers instead of a complete ban on any country to check imports of renewable power items, Union Power Minister RK Singh said.

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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.