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  • 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
    Installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 GW: NITI Aayog

    The cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 Gigawatts and "phenomenal progress" has been made in other key infrastructure sectors like aviation and railways.>>

    The Economic Times  |  22 Aug 2016
  • CEA working on 13th electricity plan

    Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is working on the 13th National Electricity Plan and the draft is expected in a month. The plan will try to gauge power demand in the country and highlight policy enablers to achieve the same.>>

    The Economic Times  |  21 Aug 2016
    India gauges auctions for wind power to maximize investment

    India’s preparing to tender 10 gigawatts of wind power by 2019 in auctions intended to help meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious clean-energy targets.>>

    Mint  |  17 Aug 2016
  • LED bulbs can help save Rs 1.25 lakh cr in energy cost: PM

    Price of energy-efficient LED bulbs has dropped to Rs 50 from previous Rs 350 following government intervention, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he targeted saving Rs 1.25 lakh crore in energy cost through installation of 77 crore such lighting devices. Delivering his third Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, he said light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs not just save electricity but also reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the environment and the economy.>>

    The Economic Times  |  15 Aug 2016
    Electricity in 18k villages in 1000 days

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government has set a target to provide electricity connection in 18,000 villages across the country in just 1,000 days>>

    The Economic Times  |  10 Aug 2016
  • NITI Aayog signs statement of principle with US and UK to set up India’s first energy data agency

    As a step towards setting up India's first energy data agency, government's premier think-tank NITI Aayog signed statement of principle with US and UK to host all the data related to energy sector in the country including oil and gas, coal, solar and thermal energy, much on the lines of the Energy Information Administration of US.>>

    The Economic Times  |  10 Aug 2016
    Energy Efficient Services Ltd to distribute LED tube lights to consumers at around Rs 220 apiece

    State-run Energy Efficient Services Ltd will soon start distributing energy-efficient LED tube lights to consumers at around Rs 220 apiece, or just about one-fourth the prevailing market price of Rs 800.>>

    The Economic Times  |  09 Aug 2016