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Push for green tech in telecom towers

According to reports, the government’s attempts to promote renewable power replacing diesel-guzzling telecom towers dotting the country may have run aground. The telecom companies are shy of the high capital costs that go with solar adoption. The government, however, is working on modalities for an early switch to green power. The centre had accepted Trai’s recommendations on ‘Approach towards green telecommunications’ and the directions issued to service providers early last year that said at least 50 per cent of the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu Govt urged to allot land in new industrial estates for solar power generation

According to reports, the State Government should allot land in the new industrial estates proposed to be launched in the southern districts for solar power generation, according to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Consumers Association (TECA), Coimbatore. Responding to Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha’s announcement of the launch of a number of industrial estates in the South, D. Balasundharam, President, TECA, requested the Chief Minister to allot land. Referring to the fact that these industrial estates would have electrical sub-stations for power distribution, ... Read More »

Rajasthan national leader in solar energy

According to reports, Rajasthan is set to play a major role in solar and renewable energy, according to its Governor Margaret Alva. “Energy is the key to progress. At the same time, it is a big challenge too. Rajasthan is a national leader in solar energy and under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, a majority of the solar projects are located in Rajasthan. In wind energy, India is globally positioned at No. 5, generating 11,000 MW after the U.S., Germany, ... Read More »

Exim Bank secures 150-mn euro loan to fund green projects

According to reports, the Exim Bank on Thursday said it has signed an agreement for a 20-year 150-million euro laon from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support projects that contribute to climate change mitigation. The borrowings under the facility will enable Exim Bank to lend for energy projects, notably wind, solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, hydro-power, geothermal, biomass and efficient co-generation, Exim bank said in a statement. This is the second credit line extended by the EIB to Exim ... Read More »

Green energy: MP to outdo other states

According to reports, striving for a place under the sun – Madhya Pradesh could outdo other states in renewable energy sector, government officials claimed on Thursday. The state hopes to increase renewal energy production from current levels of 499 MW to 3.3 GW by June 2015. Addressing a conference on ‘investment opportunities in solar, wind and biomass’ department of new and renewable energy principal secretary S R Mohanty said Asia’s biggest 150 MW solar project in Neemuch district would be ... Read More »

India needs better green energy norms: CSE

According to reports, “Green energy” is not necessarily green, and small hydro power is not really for small people with small needs, said Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director general Sunita Narain. She was speaking at a conference on ‘Green Norms for Green Energy’, organized by CSE here on Thursday. The conference, which focused on the wind and small hydro sectors, brought together different stakeholders to discuss environmental impacts of these sectors and modes of monitoring and regulating them. Speaking ... Read More »

Suzlon loses top spot in India wind market installations

According to reports, Suzlon Energy Ltd ceded its position as India’s top wind-turbine supplier in the year ended 31 March for the first time in at least a decade, according to figures from an industry group. Wind World (India) Ltd, formerly known as Enercon (India) Ltd, took the top spot after installing 454 megawatts (MW) of turbine capacity last fiscal year, according to data from the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association. Suzlon trailed with 415 MW of installations, while ReGen Powertech ... Read More »

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