renewable energy sector

More incentives to renewable energy sector: Farooq Abdullah


September 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Generation-based incentives and depreciation allowance to incentivise generation of power from new and renewable sources will be at the top of the 12th Plan agenda ... Read more...

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US loans for Indian firms making solar facilities in Rajasthan


July 19th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorised loans totalling $57.3 million to two Indian firms to finance the export of American solar ... Read more...

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Bihar should develop renewable energy clusters: Greenpeace


May 15th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 15 (IANS) Electricity-starved Bihar has the potential to develop a microgrid network that functions in clusters and is completely powered by locally available renewable energy resources, says a ... Read more...

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‘Budget in right direction but short on growth incentives’


March 16th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's corporate sector Said Fridy Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has acquitted himself well given the circumstances by which he is bound and the budget ... Read more...

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India approves Rs.200 crore for research on climate change


March 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With climate change posing one of the biggest challenges, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced Rs.200 crore for research to develop plant and ... Read more...

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First ever integrated solar power tile launched in Kerala


February 24th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Amrita Centre for Nanosciences here has come out with what is billed as the world's first integrated solar power storage tile using super capacitor.It has ... Read more...

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UAE, US hold talks


January 17th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have held talks on taking their economic partnership to new heights.The UAE is interested ... Read more...

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GE bets on India; to hire 6,000 more


September 26th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 26 (IANS) The $150-billion global major General Electric (GE) is betting on India for exponential growth and plans to hire about 6,000 more people over the next five ... Read more...

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Rs.4,900 crore FDI in renewable energy sector


August 26th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Over Rs.4,900 crore has been received by the renewable energy sector as Foreign Direct Investment since 2008-09 with Rs.480.34 crore investment in the first quarter ... Read more...

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US to invest $820 mn in India’s renewable energy sector


July 19th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) intends to infuse $820 million for renewable energy sector projects in India in the current calender year, ... Read more...

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NRPPL raises $40 million for power projects


July 18th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) NSL Renewable Power Pvt Ltd (NRPPL), part of the Hyderabad-based NSL Group, Monday said it had executed an agreement with FE Clean Energy Group, a clean ... Read more...

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Mozambique seeks India’s help for renewable energy sector


July 14th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Mozambique Thursday sought India's help to develop its renewable energy sector.Mozamibique Education Minister Zeferino Alexandre Martins, who met Farooq Abdullah, minister for new and renewable ... Read more...

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Renewable energy sector welcomes diesel price hike!


June 26th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The hiked fuel prices may have enraged the political parties, people and India Inc but there is a section that welcomes the move. The renewable energy ... Read more...

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India to be third largest investment destination for renewables this year: KPMG


June 8th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is the third most favoured destination globally for investments in the renewable energy sector and will also be a major source of new ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to invest in Pakistan hydel power projects


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) A Chinese firm is looking at investing in Pakistan's hydel power projects that would add nearly 9,000 MW of electricity to the national grid, a media ... Read more...

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Energy sector deals worth Rs.7.38 lakh crore at Gujarat summit


January 13th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) The energy sector bagged deals worth Rs.7.38 lakh crore with major corporates such as Reliance, Essar, Adani and Torrent signing agreements with the Gujarat government at the ... Read more...

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ADB signs JV to develop renewable energy in India


November 24th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a joint venture agreement with India's NTPC Ltd. and Kyushu Electric Power Company of Japan to develop and operate 500 megawatts ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd wins five solar power projects from Punjab Government


August 12th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Punj Lloyd Group, the global engineering, procurement and construction conglomerate, today announced winning of five prestigious solar power contracts from Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) on complete ... Read more...

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Birla Corp to spend Rs.2,400 cr on expansion


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The M.P. Birla group's flagship company Birla Corporation will infuse Rs.2,400 crore over the next few years to fund its expansion plans in cement and clinker. Disclosing this to ... Read more...

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General Budget lacks vision, direction and sensitivity: Sushma Swaraj


February 28th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday criticized the General Budget presented by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the 2010-11, saying that ... Read more...

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Renewable energy sector earmarked Rs.380 crore more


February 26th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India's renewable energy sector budget has been increased by 61 percent to Rs.1,000 crore from Rs.620 crore, signalling the government's commitment to popularising alternate source of ... Read more...

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Dr. Abdullah welcomes 61 percent hike in Budget for renewable energy sector


February 26th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26(ANI): Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday welcomed the 61 percent hike for renewable energy sector in the General Budget for 2010-11.In ... Read more...

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Energy sector needs to be given priority, says Farooq Abdullah


February 11th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Thursday that there is need to consider energy sector in priority sector.Speaking at an ongoing two-day wind ... Read more...

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Iceland president keen on Indian investment in energy sector


January 15th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the longest-serving head of state of the island nation, has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and lobbied for Indian investment ... Read more...

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India-France bilateral trade hit by slowdown, says envoy


November 24th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and France will be hit this fiscal on account of the global economic meltdown, a French diplomat said here Tuesday. "Our target was to reach ... Read more...

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NAPCC suggests setting up of National Solar Mission


July 27th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27(ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday that the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) has suggested the setting ... Read more...

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US firm to invest $2 bn in India’s renewable power sector


July 24th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Renewable energy player Astonfield will invest around $2 billion in India over the next five years to generate about 1,000 MW of power, most of it from ... Read more...

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India seeks global initiatives for energy security


June 18th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) India supports global initiatives that strengthen mutual energy security by promoting "an open, competitive and globally integrated market", Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Jitin Prasada ... Read more...

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UAE seeks India’s help in renewable energy sector


June 12th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan met the Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah on Friday, for collaboration ... Read more...

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Renewables to create 410,000 extra jobs in EU, says study


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 2 (DPA) The renewable energy sector is expected to create an additional 410,000 jobs in the European Union (EU) by 2020, according to a European Commission report released Tuesday. That would ... Read more...

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Greenpeace urges young MPs to lead renewable energy revolution


May 21st, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India's young MPs have been urged by NGO Greenpeace to lead a "renewable energy revolution and save the planet from the gravest danger it faces - ... Read more...

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Greenpeace urges young MPs to lead a renewable energy revolution


May 21st, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A day before the announcement of the cabinet, Greenpeace has urged the young Members of Parliament to stand up to the 21st century challenge of making ... Read more...

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Vibrant Gujarat meet sees massive investments in energy sector


January 12th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The 4th Vibrant Gujarat global investors summit which began Monday set a record of sorts with 114 MoUs entailing a capital investment of over Rs.3.4 trillion (Rs.349,752 crore) ... Read more...

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Vibrant Gujarat to attract investments in renewable energy


January 11th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 11 (IANS) The two-day fourth Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit starting here Monday is likely to see a record number of investment proposals in renewable energy, particularly in the solar ... Read more...

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Hit by credit crunch, Sterling goes slow on biofuel plans


September 29th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) The Rs.65-billion ($1.4-billion) Sterling Infotech Group, which has interests in renewable energy and biofuel among other business interests, is going slow on its ambitious ethanol production plans in ... Read more...

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