Renewable Energy

India's generation capacity will have to increase up to seven times the present figure to meet our growth needs. The major part of our energy mix consists of fossil fuels. They are finite sources and have serious environmental consequences. In times of depleting resources and climate threats, the best way forward for India is to take the dual path of energy efficiency and renewable power generation like wind power generation and solar electricity generation. It is imperative to tap into these huge renewable power sources and judiciously utilize the non-renewable resources, keeping energy conservation in mind.

To achieve this, the renewable energy programme is investing in supporting mechanisms that strengthen the call for clean and renewable energy policies through advocacy and awareness building and creating a supportive renewable energy implementation environment. Its activities are also aimed at helping compliance with evolving renewable energy deployment targets; and building supportive policy evidence through research around grid as well as off-grid business models.

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    The extreme weather patterns are continuing in 2017 with powerful Atlantic storms driving an influx of warm, moist air, says World Meteorological Organisation.>>

    Live Mint |  24 Mar 2017
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    The Economic Times |  21 Mar 2017
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    The Economic Times |  21 Mar 2017
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    The Economic Times |  12 Mar 2017
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    The Economic Times |  05 Mar 2017
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    The Indian Economist |  28 Feb 2017
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    The Economic Times |  23 Feb 2017
    Government Plans Push For Large-Scale Adoption Of Electric Vehicles In India

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    NDTV |  22 Feb 2017
  • In race to clean energy, emerging nations seize bigger role - World Bank

    A range of developing countries have emerged as leaders in a global race to switch to sustainable energy by 2030, by boosting their policies to help improve people's access to reliable, affordable and clean power, the World Bank said.>>

    The Economic Times |  15 Feb 2017
    India has agreed to freeze production of Hydrofluorocarbons in 2028: Govt

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    The Economic Times |  06 Feb 2017

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