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Modi's solar power dream gets a boost: SoftBank, Bharti, Foxconn team up for $20 bn venture

Jun 23, 2015

Modi's solar power dream gets a boost: SoftBank, Bharti, Foxconn team up for $20 bn venture

Betting big on India's renewable energy sector, Japan's SoftBank Corp together with Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises and Taiwanese mobile handset maker Foxconn will invest $20 billion to generate 20 gigawatt of solar power. #NewsTracker #Sunil Mittal #Renewable energy #Bharti Enterprises #SoftBank #Foxconn
Centre raises solar power target five-times to 100,000 MW by 2022

Jun 17, 2015

Centre raises solar power target five-times to 100,000 MW by 2022

The release said that solar power projects with investment of about Rs 90,000 crore would also be developed using bundling mechanism with thermal power. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Solar power #Ravi Shankar Prasad #CCEA #Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission #fossil fuel #Green Climate Fund #Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
US praises India for 'considerable momentum' towards renewable energy

May 28, 2015

US praises India for 'considerable momentum' towards renewable energy

The US has praised India over clean energy, saying that over 10 percent of the country's electricity will come from renewable energy by 2022. #World #India #China #Barack Obama #US #Environment #TheySaidIt #Renewable energy #US President #clean energy #Carbon emissions
India generated highest ever power at record 22,566 MW in one year: Goyal

May 27, 2015

India generated highest ever power at record 22,566 MW in one year: Goyal

Highlighting the achievements of Narendra Modi government in power and coal sector, he told at a press conference that 22,566 mega-watt (MW) of generation capacity was added in last one year. #Economy #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Renewable energy #electricity generation #Piyush Goyal #Power deficit
Nagpur Metro may use solar energy to power its metro stations

May 21, 2015

Nagpur Metro may use solar energy to power its metro stations

The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRCL) may use solar power in a big way to run the service and wants to tie-up with German government for technological and financial support, a senior official said. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Renewable energy #Swadheen Kshatriya #IREDA #Nagpur Metro #NMRCL
Thumbs up for Piyush Goyal: India Inc says power ministry best performing, says survey

May 18, 2015

Thumbs up for Piyush Goyal: India Inc says power ministry best performing, says survey

Make in India to have greatest long-term impact but not enough done to stimulate it, says India Inc #Finance minister #Arun Jaitley #Renewable energy #electricity #Piyush Goyal
Govt approves two pacts with South Korea in power, shipping sectors

May 13, 2015

Govt approves two pacts with South Korea in power, shipping sectors

The MoU will provide an enabling framework for establishing contact between governmental entities and public authorities of both countries in the field of electric power development and new energy industries, the statement said. #India #NewsTracker #South Korea #Renewable energy #Maritime Logistics
India eyes $1.1 bn solar loan from German bank KFW

May 12, 2015

India eyes $1.1 bn solar loan from German bank KFW

KFW has already offered India a loan of about 1.38 billion ($1.55 billion) to help build a "green corridor" of power lines through nine states, and Modi's visit last month to Germany helped advance talks on the rooftop plans, said Upendra Tripathy, secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. #India #Asian Development Bank #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Germany #Solar energy #Renewable energy #KfW
Renewables to Jan Dhan: RBI changes priority sector lending norms to include new categories

Apr 24, 2015

Renewables to Jan Dhan: RBI changes priority sector lending norms to include new categories

Overdraft facility under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) would also be considered as priority sector lending #RBI #Renewable energy policy #Priority Sector Lending #Jan Dhan Yojana
India, Germany ink no pact, PM Modi for dedicated team to improve trade ties

Apr 14, 2015

India, Germany ink no pact, PM Modi for dedicated team to improve trade ties

The Modi-Merkel meeting in Berlin today over working lunch largely had an economic agenda and the European Union free trade issue also came up. #HowThisWorks #India #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Angela Merkel #Germany #European Union #Renewable energy #Inter-Governmental Consultations