Major thrust on renewable energy: Piyush Goyal

 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.

India has Rs 5K crore market for off-grid solar products

More than five crore households in India need the off-grid products, said Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

Costa Rica fulfills its power needs solely with clean energy

 In what may be considered as a major clean energy landmark, Costa Rica has been able to meet 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy alone for 75 straight days, according to a report.

Kerry urges nations to back Paris climate change talks

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."

Sania Mirza to support World Wildlife Fund India campaign
Sania Mirza to support World Wildlife Fund India campaign

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.

Budget will touch the lives of 125 cr Indians, says Piyush Goyal

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.

Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley wants development to be green
Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley wants development to be green

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today has said that the Government is committed to make development process as green as possible. 

Another 450 Climate Reality Leaders to be trained on climate change

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.

Clean energy share will be at 15% of basket in 7 years: President Pranab
Clean energy share will be at 15% of basket in 7 years: President Pranab

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.

NTPC to build $10 bn-worth green energy projects

State-run power generator NTPC will invest Rs.60,000 crore ($10 billion) for setting up renewable energy projects in the next five years, the company announced Tuesday.

Andhra inks MoUs for 4,000 MW wind power

Andhra Pradesh Sunday signed MOUs for generation of 4,000 MW wind power and 200 MW hybrid power.

Telangana awarded for promoting renewable energy

Telangana Sunday received an award for outstanding performance in promotion of renewable energy.

Modi awards Himachal for promoting renewable energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday honoured Himachal Pradesh for its outstanding contribution in the field of renewable energy.

PM Modi takes a dig at AAP over promise of cutting power tariff
PM Modi takes a dig at AAP over promise of cutting power tariff

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.

PM Modi calls for innovation in renewable energy for affordable power

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was confident that solar energy will become economically viable in the coming days.

Indian scientists turn coconut oil into biofuel

Scientists who have been running the four-stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past one year have approached the union government to commercialise the biofuel.

Solar, wind power to become cheapest in Asia: Scientists
Solar, wind power to become cheapest in Asia: Scientists

Finnish scientists believe that renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, will become the cheapest energy for consumers in Asia in next 10 years.

'Revise bioenergy power tariffs to equal diesel, coal'

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.

PowerMin for changes in renewable energy obligations

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.

Government looking at 100,000 MW solar power by 2022

The government is working at revising the solar power generation target to 100,000 MW for 2022 from the current 20,000 MW, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said Monday.