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World Bank says keen to support India’s solar power efforts

According to reports, the World Bank is keen to financially support India’s efforts to emerge as a global leader in solar power, its Country Director for India Onno Ruhl has said. For India to achieve its target of adding 20,000 MW of solar capacity by 2022, there is a need to address key issues such as structural constraints to commercial financing, Ruhl told reporters here. The World Bank on Thursday launched a report titled ‘Paving the Way for a Transformational ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu tops electricity generation through wind farms

According to reports, Tamil Nadu ranks first in electricity generation in the country through wind farming with just 74 wind monitoring stations, the Lok Sabha was today informed. In a written reply, Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said the country generated about 19,934 MW of electricity through wind farming and has over 746 wind monitoring stations across 31 states and union territories. This is 8.72 per cent of the entire power sector in the country. He said ... Read More »

Implementation of TRAI Recommendation for Green Telecom

In response to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommendations dated 12.04.2011, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) decided to adopt measures to green the Telecommunications sector and issued directions for implementation of green technology on 23.01.2012. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said that to examine the Technical feasibility and financial viability, DoT undertook 20 Pilot projects in USOF Ph.-I sites using Green Energy ... Read More »

Worst is over, better times ahead for us: Suzlon’s chief Tulsi Tanti

According to reports, Suzlon Energy expects to almost quadruple its sales volume in 2013-14 by delivering wind turbines to generate 900-1,000 mw, compared with just 250 mw of equipment supplied last year. “We believe the worst is over and that we are moving in the right direction, with a more positive external environment. We hope to have the company back in a position of strength by FY15,” chairman Tulsi Tanti said, talking to ET. Tanti, who was rated as the ... Read More »

Solar energy can meet energy requirements: Dr Anil Kakodkar

According to reports, eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar said that to meet the twin objectives of controlling the current account deficit and fulfilling the energy requirements, India must take the Solar route. “Our energy import bill is rising as the country is reeling under a current account deficit crisis. This is where Solar energy comes in. Everything is available here — the equipment and technology,” Kakodkar, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, said. Speaking at the inauguration of ... Read More »

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