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Renewable energy ambition needs more money

Mint 16-01-2018

The 2018 budget announcement expected on 1 February will be the last full-year budget before the country goes to polls in 2019.

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India is said to mull power law change to boost electric vehicles stations

Mint 16-01-2018

India's power ministry is considering ending the lock on electricity sales by distributors as one way to speed up growth in vehicle charging stations, according to a ministry official with knowledge of the plan.

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Coal India's new pricing policy to cut power generation cost

The Economic times 16-01-2018

Coal India's new pricing policy, which involves selling coal on the basis of total energy content in each consignment, is expected to bring down cost of power generation that would be passed on to consumers, said executives from the company.

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ReNew, Greenko, hero eye india assets of exiting skypower

The Economic times 16-01-2018

At least three Indian developers are eyeing the assets of Canadian renewable energy company SkyPower Global, which plans to exit India after a troubled run in the country.

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India is said to mull power law change to boost EV stations

The Economic times 16-01-2018

India's power ministry is considering ending the lock on electricity sales by distributors as one way to speed up growth in vehicle charging stations, according to a ministry official with knowledge of the plan.

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IOC, Phinergy to develop ultra lightweight batteries for Evs

The Economic times 16-01-2018

State-owned Indian Oil Corptoday signed an initial pact with Israel's Phinergy Ltd for developing ultra lightweight metal-air batteries that can be used in electric vehicles (EVs).

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Domestic solar panels to get only EPC, subsidy-backed projects

Business Standard 16-01-2018

As India faces heat at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for giving preference to domestic solar manufacturers in its renewable energy programme, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made changes to the content sourcing policy.

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NTPC wants more coal as stocks hit critical levels

The Financial Express 16-01-2018

Though the situation of coal stocks at power plants is believed to have improved with the seasonal fall in electricity demand with the advent of winter, state-run power generation behemoth NTPC has flagged fuel shortage at a number of its plants.

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Call for anti-dumping duty on Chinese solar panels

The Hindu Businessline 15-01-2018

The All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) has said that the proposed blanket safeguard duty on import of solar panels and cells will adversely impact solar manufacturers operating out of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) across the country.

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Making power plants environment-friendly a Rs 1.3lakh-crore opportunity

The Financial Express 15-01-2018

The drive to make power plants compliant with environmental norms is going to open up a Rs 1.3-lakh-crore opportunity in the next three years for emission control equipment providers.

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Budget 2018: SIAM seeks research and development incentive, support for Electric Vehicle parts import

The Financial Express 15-01-2018

Ahead of the Budget, automobile industry body SIAM has asked the government to restore incentives given on research and development in the form of weighted tax deduction to previous level.

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Volvo commits bringing in electric cars to India; Aims to double its market share

The Financial Express 15-01-2018

Swedish luxury automaker, Volvo Cars is all set to be aggressive in its Indian business strategy as the company gears up an array of new launches including full electric vehicles in India in 2019.

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Safeguard duty may not hit ongoing solar projects

The Economic Times 15-01-2018

Amid fears of a proposed safeguard duty on imported solar cells thwarting India's solar mission, the government wants to ensure that the duty is prospective in nature, and does not impact ongoing solar projects, a top official in the renewable energy ministry said.

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Maharashtra transmission company to purchase 1000 MW solar power in 2018

The Economic Times 15-01-2018

In a move to boost solar energy production in Maharashtra, Mahavitaran, the power transmission company of the state government, is planning to purchase 1000 MW solar power this year.

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Greenko eyes Essel Infraprojects' power transmission business for $1 billion

Mint 15-01-2018

Renewable energy company Greenko Group is in talks with Essel Infraprojects Ltd to acquire its power transmission business for an estimated $1 billion, two people aware of the development said.

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