RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Will next week's solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany? March 15, 2015

    Berlin: Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany? Experts say the country's electricity grid, which relies increasingly on renewable energy, faces a crucial test on the morning of March 20, when the moon will pass in front of the sun and block up to 82 percent...
  • India approves NTPC's 15,000 MW solar power projects February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved state-run power producer NTPC Ltd's plans to set up 15,000 megawatt of grid-connected solar projects, which would be completed in three tranches. The rapidly falling cost of solar power has ignited interest in its potential in Asia's third-largest economy, which relies on coal...
  • As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for renewable energy, four engineering students in Chennai have invented a solar-powered scooter. The idea behind the eco-friendly scooter is to reduce people's dependence on fossil fuels. Sharath Rajan, student at SA Engineering College, said, "Nowadays many of us are using petrol...
  • PM Modi dig at AAP over reduced power bills February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In an apparent dig at AAP over its poll pledge to reduce power bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wondered how such promises could be made by political parties in states which are dependent on electricity supply from outside. "During every election, political parties promise free power...People need...
  • PM Modi for innovation in renewable energy for affordable power February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with limited energy sources and high cost of imports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for innovation and research to develop renewable energy like solar and wind power to provide affordable electricity to every household. Inaugurating the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet (RE-Invest), Modi called for...
  • Make 'Renewable Energy' in India February 4, 2015

    Renewable energy has been one of the identified sectors under National Programme on 'Make in India'. Make in India lists out vast potential of renewable energy resources in the country, its facilitative measures, and its import dependency as some of the drivers for this sector, and rightly so. In fact...
  • Centre approves plan to make Delhi free of petrol, diesel generators, says Piyush Goyal February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday that the Centre has approved a plan to make Delhi diesel and petrol generator-free. Talking to the media, he said, "We want to make Delhi free of diesel generators and inverters through short-term and long-term...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • India's 1st renewable energy investors meet to be held in February 2015 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to attract large - scale investment in the country's renewable sector, India will host its first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo - 'RE-INVEST' - from February 15 to 17 next year. To be organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • India needs to invest $834 bn for lower emissions by 2030 May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India will have to invest $834 billion in the two decades ending 2030 to reduce its emission intensity to gross domestic product by 42 per cent over 2007 levels, according to a Planning Commission expert group. According to the final report of the expert group on low carbon strategies...
  • Farooq's remarks on women reflects his mindset: Smriti Irani December 6, 2013

    BJP leader Smriti Irani slammed Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah for making a controversial comment against women. Smriti said, "For a Union Minister to make such a remark, is extremely disgraceful and for him to say that women are now only hired so that they can be...
  • Time for sunrise in the solar sector in India July 18, 2013

    Three months can be a long time. Take the renewable energy attractiveness index by Ernst & Young (E&Y) that ranks 40 countries on the draw of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities. In the quarter ending February 2013, India was ranked 3rd in solar photovoltaics after the US and...
  • Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan June 26, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from US power plants and other domestic actions including support for renewable energy. Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if it...
  • CJ Show: Switch on the sun June 9, 2013

    Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh appeals for renewable energy in Delhi. He calls for utilization of solar energy in homes for a safer environment. Brikesh turns CJ to spread his green message. ...
  • India to double renewable energy capacity by 2017: PM April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India plans to double its renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017 as part of efforts to increase efficiency of its energy use, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday. "It is proposed to double the renewable energy capacity in our country from 25000 MW in...
  • Germany to provide $ 1.3 billion for renewable energy in India April 13, 2013

    Berlin: Germany will support building up of renewable energy in India by providing soft loans of up to 1 billion euros ($ 1.3 billion) for a sixyear period starting in 2014. Germany's offer as part of its development cooperation with India was made in a "joint declaration of intent" signed by...
  • Abdullah flags grid balancing issue for renewable energy April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Increasing renewable energy supply requires a favourable policy environment which can encourage private investment, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said in Delhi on Monday. "In fact, in India much of the renewable energy development especially that which is gridconnected has taken place with private...
  • Modi's emergence will benefit Congress, says Farooq April 7, 2013

    Jammu: Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said the advent of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the national scene will not pose a challenge to the Congress. "Yes, Congress will gain in big way," the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy told reporters when...
  • Will extend all possible help on renewable energy: Abdullah April 6, 2013

    Raipur: Appreciating the ongoing development work in the state, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that a new India was taking shape in the newlyformed Chhattisgarh and the Centre would extend all "possible support" on renewable energy projects. "A new India is taking shape...
  • Pak seeks India's expertise in renewable energy August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Renewable energy development can be another area of cooperation between India and Pakistan. A visiting Pakistan delegation led by Zafar Mahmood, secretary in Pakistan's water and power ministry held talks on Tuesday with officials in India's ministry of new and renewable energy. The highranking Pakistan official said that renewable energy...
  • Germany sets new solar power record May 27, 2012

    Berlin: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said. The German government decided to abandon nuclear power...
  • Focus should be on renewable energy: Kalam May 7, 2012

    Karaikudi: Advocating the need for energy security, former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday said India's power requirement will increase to four lakh MW by 2030 and focus should be on renewable energy generation to meet the situation. With the growing population, by 2030 the country would have a population...
  • Govt looks for new ways of using solar energy April 19, 2012

    Even as Indian power plants run short of coal, scientists at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy are experimenting with new ways of using the sun to generate energy. These are purely experimental right now there are no plans to roll them out commercially at affordable rates yet. ...
  • Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy November 23, 2011

    San Francisco: Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page's moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on seven projects, including Renewable Energy Cheaper...
  • Bangalore: make energy while the sun shines November 22, 2011

    BANGALORE: As you enter the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fountain premises on Chowdiah Road, you realise there is an additional feature to attract visitors there a solar energy park. It is an initiative of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development to increase awareness among the public, especially the children, on domestic and...
  • Revoke AFSPA with govt's consent: Farooq November 5, 2011

    Bulandshahr (UP): Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be revoked in certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir with the approval of both Centre and state government. With the collective consent of Centre and state government AFSPA should be withdrawn from some areas of the...
  • Second wind for Gamesa September 17, 2011

    In early 2009, Ramesh Kymal got a phone call that changed his life. Kymal was then the managing director of the Indian subsidiary of Vestas, the biggest wind turbine maker in the world. For the past five years, Kymal had tried and failed to convince his bosses in Denmark that...
  • Joshi committee report is irrelevant now: Farooq June 28, 2011

    Bajalta: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the 2G scam probe report by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi as head of previous Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is now 'irrelevant' as a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has been constituted to look into the issue. "There is a JPC now looking into...
  • Why is Hillary peeping into Indian kitchens? April 7, 2011

    There is little in common between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sindhu, a village belle who lives 14,000 kilometres away in South India. Sindhu is a primary school dropout, who hardly ventures out of her hamlet. She spends most of her time in daily chores such as cooking,...