IREDA to extend its expertise to NEEPCO for green energy projects

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) to provide its techno-financial expertise in developing Renewable Energy projects and fundraising. The two companies are public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and the Ministry of Power […]

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Essar Power commissions flue gas scrubbing system to cut sulphur emissions by 25%

Essar Power has commissioned its first  flue gas scrubber at the Essar Power Hazira (EPHL) facility which will cut down sulphur dioxide emissions by 25 per cent. With an aim to further its environment, social and governance (ESG) goals, Essar has been encouraging its businesses to transition to green operations and invest in technologies that […]

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Government institutes expert committee on coal-based hydrogen production

The government has constituted a task force and expert committee to prepare a road map for coal-based hydrogen production. This is aimed at contributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda of a hydrogen-based economy in a clean manner. According to the coal ministry’s press statement, “Ministry of Coal has constituted two committees today, one to […]

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Power Ministry issues draft rules for green hydrogen purchase

The Power Ministry has proposed a draft “Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”, which is meant for the purchase and consumption of green energy including that from waste-to-energy plants. The draft rules have subheads like renewable purchase obligation (RPO), green energy open access, nodal agencies, procedure for the grant of […]

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Furthering clean energy investment could generate 10 million new green jobs: EY-Parthenon report

From Britain’s offshore wind farms to Vietnam’s floating solar power plants, about 13,000 renewable energy (RE) projects in nearly 50 countries are waiting for an infusion of finances and that could create up to 10 million green jobs, said consultancy EY-Parthenon. In a report, EY noted that projects offered $2 trillion in investment opportunities that […]

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Gujarat’s renewable energy capacity slated to touch 38,466 megawatts (MW) by 2025

India’s western state Gujarat has been making rapid inroads into the renewable energy (RE) sector with a slew of mega green energy projects. The state’s mega-projects not only pertains to electricity generation but also to equipment manufacturing and they are backed by policy initiatives and strong investor support. According to the state government’s estimates, the renewable power […]

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Under “green tariff mechanism”, industrial units can buy 100% renewable power

Industrial units and businesses across the country will soon be able to meet their entire power requirement via renewable energy (RE) sources, a move that could help reduce their carbon footprint. Announcing a ‘green tariff mechanism’, Union power minister RK Singh said the necessary guidelines would be issued shortly. Currently, in most parts of the country, discoms supply […]

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