Argentina has declared 2017 as the ‘Renewable Energy Year’ as the South American country looks to increase awareness about the advantage of renewable energy and the important of sustainability.
No New Coal Power Plans In India After 2022?
Between 2022 and 2027, India plans to add 12,000 megawatts of large hydro capacity, 4,800 megawatts of nuclear power capacity but ZERO thermal power capacity.
India Considers Incentives For Utilities To Buy Wind Power
A private firm, which evaluated the generation-based incentive scheme in India has proposed to incentivise utilities to purchase wind power.
India Targets To Add 42.6 GW Renewable Energy Capacity Over Next 2 Years
India plans to add 12 GW solar power, 4 GW wind energy, 500 MW biomass-based power and 225 MW small hydro power capacity between April 2016 and March 2017.
Sri Lanka Set To Introduce Auctions For Solar Power Projects
Sri Lanka has decided to take the auction route as the country’s utility has been paying very high feed-in tariffs for operational projects.
India Simplifies Rules For Approval Of Wind Turbines
Approval shall be subject to the turbine model meeting international specifications.
Countries Sign International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement
The International Solar Alliance shall come into official existence under the UN once 15 countries ratify the agreement or officially join the alliance.
China Eyes Geothermal Power To Reduce Coal Usage
China targets 530 MWh of electricity generation from geothermal power plants by 2020; this should enable the country to offset use of 72.1 million tonnes of coal and 177 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Kenya To Announce Green Bonds Policy Next Year
The first glimpses of the green bonds policy are expected when the government tables the financial budget for 2017/18 next year.
India To Award 1 GW Wind Energy Capacity Next Month
Officials of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have stated that the first-ever wind energy auction in India will be competed by next month.
South Africa Supports India On Domestic Solar Content Issue
South Africa strongly opposes objection by some countries attempts to introduce restrictions on mandated use of local content in renewable energy projects.
UNFCCC To Ratify India-led International Solar Alliance
A stamp of approval from the United Nations will certainly help the Alliance push towards the goal of mobilising $1 trillion for setting up 1,000 GW of solar power capacity around the world.
Kenya Plans To Replace Feed-in Tariffs With Competitive Auctions
The Energy Regulatory Commission of Kenya is currently working on a regulation to enable this change which should be ready for implementation within 3 months.