The Centre is giving a major thrust on generation of renewable energy and has set an ambitious target of generating one lakh mega watt of solar power by 2022, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry today urged nations to set ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, warning climate change deniers that gambling with the Earth's future was a risky business as "there is no Planet B."
Tennis player Sania Mirza on Thursday said that she has joined hands with nature conservation body World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India, to pledge her support to Earth Hour 2015, which is WWF's global campaign to raise awareness and inspire individual action on climate change.
Piyush Goyal, minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, on Saturday said the Budget for fiscal 2015-16 will touch the lives of 125 crore Indians, and added that it will transform the future of the people from a pension less society to a socially secure society.
High-profile leaders in renewable energy are joining Nobel laureate and former US vice president Al Gore here to train another 450 Climate Reality Leaders on the science of climate change and solutions for the climate crisis while developing skills to effectively communicate about both the challenges and opportunities, the Climate Reality Project announced Monday.
Stressing the need to boost clean energy generation, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the share of renewable power generation will be enhanced to 15 per cent of the total energy mix in the next seven years.
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.
To boost the scope of renewable energy, India should revise tariffs generated from biomass energy (a renewable source) such that their pricing is equivalent to those of coal and diesel, an expert said here Wednesday.
The Power Ministry will soon approach the Cabinet with a proposal to introduce stringent rules for buyers and sellers of renewable energy, besides making amendments to the provisions in the overall tariff policy, Union minister Piyush Goyal said Tuesday.