India’s Odisha and Rajasthan states push for renewable energy projects

In a bid to kick start agro-photovoltaic projects in Odisha, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has recently signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) to jointly develop the grid-tied agro-photovoltaic projects in the coastal state. The installation will be carried out in a manner that the same land […]

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Interview – India’s natural rubber output, consumption beginning to recover after Covid-19 shock as demand rises


After being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic that saw India’s natural rubber production and consumption fall sharply, the industry is experiencing buoyancy once again as demand for tyres by the automobile sector and other non-tyre requirements continue to rise, Dr. K.N. Raghavan, Chairman and Executive Director, Rubber Board,Ministry of Commerce and Industry, tells […]

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It’s advantage India as organic cotton pushes the sustainable narrative


With changing consciousness, consumers are being increasingly mindful of the fabric they wear and use and whether it is kind to the planet. In the last few years, giving in to the rising demand for “better cotton”—cotton grown under schemes that eliminate the nastiest pesticides and encourage strict water management, large global apparel makers and […]

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Partially indexed tariff structure could help discoms save Rs 21,880 crore in next five years – report


Inflation indexation of tariffs for future solar capacity could be an interim solution to ease the financial burden of an already distressed power distribution sector and to move away from coal-fired power, a recent joint briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the CEEW-Centre for Energy Finance (CEF) has […]

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India’s renewable energy sector can expect 35 percent growth in investments by 2023 – Crisil

Increasing global investor interest and an enabling regulatory ecosystem has primed India’s renewable energy (RE) sector to attract 35 percent growth in investments by the financial year 2023. According to CRISIL Rating’s analysis estimates that India can augment as much as 35 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in both solar and wind power capacity in the […]

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India’s wind-solar hybrid capacity slated to reach 11.7GW – report


India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is set to reach 11.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2023, according to a recent report by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and JMK Research. As India’s new and fast-growing sector, and basing the analysis on tenders allotted under various central and state government schemes, Vibhuti Garg, energy economist […]

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Eden Renewables India wins 1350MWp capacity projects in Rajasthan


Eden Renewables India, an equally owned joint venture between international giants EDF Renewables and Total Eren has bagged three solar projects, totaling 1350 megawatt peak (MWp) in Rajasthan between April and July 2020. According to a press statement, these projects include two 450 MWp solar photo voltaic (PV) projects snagged during the last tenders awarded by […]

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Interview – Fresh to Home dreams big as pandemic pushes e-commerce expansion


Bengaluru-based online fresh fish and meat retailer FreshToHome has seen an uptick in business since March 2020, as people are veering more towards online shopping. Mathew Joseph, the company’s CoFounder and COO talks to about the company’s growth so far and its future expansion plans.   How has the year 2020 been for your Fresh to Home? […]

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Recent auctions indicate investor faith in India’s renewable energy sector


Attracting a US$10-20billion of investment commitments in the seven recent auctions in India’s renewable energy (RE) sector are reassuring given that there has been a slowdown in the pace of growth owing to the Coronavirus crisis which has disrupted the sector’s capacity tendering and commissioning process. According to a briefing note by the Institute for […]

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