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India-US clean energy partnership mobilises $1.7 billion

According to reports, reflective of the expanding Indo-US partnership in clean energy sector, India and America have managed to garner USD 1.7 billion from the private sector to finance clean energy initiatives, a top Obama Administration official has said. “We are also expanding our bilateral cooperation on clean energy through the US-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy, or PACE, which has mobilised over USD 1.7 billion to finance clean energy initiatives,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia ... Read More »

1.3 MW solar plant on Gandhi Nagar old secretariat’s roof

According to reports, people might blame the state government for operating its offices for not much productive work, but the critics will fall silent now. Come June 2013, Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, better known as the old secretariat, will produce 1.3 MW of electricity from the solar panels that will be installed on its rooftop by end of this month. The power generated will be sent to the grid from where it will be distributed to sub-stations, as the case normally ... Read More »

Scindia in Germany to finalise pact for Green Energy Corridors

According to reports, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is in Germany to discuss early finalisation of an agreement with the European nation which will provide support for setting up Green Energy Corridors for transmission of power. The aim is to supply 30,000 MW of clean power (wind and solar) to the national grid by 2020. Under the agreement, Germany has committed to provide an assistance of Euro 1 billion to India. “The Green Energy Corridors will enable evacuation of over 30,000 MW ... Read More »

Time to focus on solar energy to meet shortfall

According to reports, the future source of power for the country lay in solar energy. Its infinite availability and scope for direct exploitation in the context of depleting fossil and fuel sources, changing environmental conditions and increasing demand for power, makes it all the more urgent to pay more attention to this source, said, W.S. Aruldoss Kanthiah, former Director, Department of Atomic Energy. He was delivering a lecture on ‘Energy option for India’ at the Business Line Club meeting of the ... Read More »

Nashik district collectorate to get solar energy for electricity

According to reports, the heritage building of the Nashik district collectorate will soon receive solar energy to power its electricity needs. The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has undertaken a pilot project of providing solar power packs in six headquarters across the state, including Nashik. Vijaykumar Ugle the project executive officer of MEDA said, “The Nashik district collectorate was chosen for the implementation of the scheme in which lighting and fans along with select computers will use solar energy for ... Read More »

India, US discuss energy security collaboration

According to reports, leading researchers, policymakers and businesspeople from India and the US discussed strategies for collaboration towards energy security for both countries as they move towards low-carbon economic pathways. Issues relating to sustainable development were in spotlight at the just concluded US-India Energy Partnership Summit with the theme of ‘Stimulating Technology, Trade and Development,’ organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with Yale University. In a message to the summit Prime Minister Manmohan Singh noted that through ... Read More »

Experts seek adoption of Solar power technologies

According to reports, greater adoption of solar power technologies will not only reduce the growing dependence on fossil fuel, cut energy costs, create business opportunities and numerous new jobs, but will also lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a significant scale, said experts at a Seminar and Exhibition on Accelerating Implementation of Solar Water Heating Systems here on Tuesday. Organised by the Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) in association ... Read More »

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