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  • India moves Paris agreement on climate change closer to reality

    India moved the historic Paris agreement on climate change closer to reality by announcing that New Delhi would ratify it and submit the document to the United Nations on Gandhi Jayanthi.>>

    The Economic Times  |  27 Sep 2016
    Now, 'Solar Impulse of the seas' readies to sail across globe

    A water-borne answer to the Solar Impulse - the plane that completed its round-the-globe trip using only solar energy in July - the 'Energy Observer' will be powered by the Sun, the wind and self-generated hydrogen when it sets sail in February.>>

    The Economic Times  |  13 Sep 2016
  • Air pollution cost India 8.5% of its GDP in 2013: study

    A World Bank study shows that welfare costs and lost labour income due to air pollution amounted to 8.5% of India’s GDP in 2013. India reported the highest loss in labour output in 2013 owing to air pollution globally at $55.39 billion (2011 PPP-adjusted), or 0.84% of its GDP.>>

    Mint  |  09 Sep 2016
    Industry thumbs up for India’s new Wind Power policy

    The domestic industry has given a thumbs-up to the government's new policy for repowering of wind power projects. The new policy will provide a fillip to new investment proposals and infuse a fresh lease of life in the ailing sector, the industry has said.>>

    The Economic Times  |  07 Sep 2016
  • Govt launches dedicated pan-India helpline for power outages

    Consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area through 'Urja Mitra Helpline' by dialling 14401. Department of Telecom (DoT) has created the helpline to facilitate power distribution companies to provide information about outages to customers.>>

    The Economic Times  |  06 Sep 2016
    India, US to step up efforts to mobilise clean energy funds

    India and the US emphasised on the need to enhance access to both public and private funding for the development of clean energy. Both sides underscored the vital "importance of expanding access to public and private financing for clean energy development in order to enhance energy access and sustainable development.>>

    The Economic Times  |  01 Sep 2016
  • 21 Lakh solar certificates remain unsold

    21 lakh solar renewable energy certificates and another 73 lakh non-solar renewable certificates has piled up, remaining unsold till the August trading session of Indian Energy Exchange.>>

    The Economic Times  |  01 Sep 2016
    Two $1 billion funds in the works for stressed power assets, renewable energy: Piyush Goyal

    The power ministry plans to set up two funds of $1 billion each to enable alternative financing options for stressed power assets and renewable energy projects. The two funds have been proposed under the ambit of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).>>

    The Economic Times  |  29 Aug 2016
  • 36% diesel vehicles exceed national limit for emissions

    Study- Smoke-spewing vehicles are largely to blame for the toxic air we breathe. A study has found that 36.3% of the diesel vehicles in the city and 12.6% run on petrol exceed the national limit for vehicular emissions. Diesel and petrol vehicles which are over 15 years old emit more pollutants.>>

    The Times of India  |  25 Aug 2016
    Make vehicle scrapping mandatory, start with heavy vehicles: FM Arun Jaitley

    In order to check pollution, a new policy will be framed to make scrapping of 15-year old vehicles mandatory, bringing heavy vehicles in its ambit to begin with. The Finance Ministry has suggested putting the proposed policy before a Committee of Secretaries, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said after holding a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on modernising the country’s vehicle fleet.>>

    The Financial Express  |  24 Aug 2016