Category Archives: Prime Minister

Budget 2017 – Solar / Renewable Synopsis

Indian Budget 2017 80 IA benefit for projects now stands withdrawn from 2017 Accelerated Depreciation stands at 40% Allocated an outlay of above Rs.10,000 crore for 2016-17. This outlay includes Rs.5,000 crore from the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) with the balance … Continue reading

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Draft of Indian Renewable Energy Act 2015

Request for comments/observations/feed-back on the Draft Renewable Energy Act 2015 In October 2014, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had constituted an Expert Committee to provide a draft Renewable Energy Act. The Committee met on 7 November 2014, … 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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