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  • Why the global climate hinges on India’s solar revolution

    May 04, 2015 - Dr. Tobias Engelmeier - www.pv-tech.org
    If India were to grow its electricity system based on coal (as China has done), would it derail the global climate?

  • India commercial rooftops ‘to reach grid parity next year’
    Nov 11, 2014 - Lucy Woods - www.pv-tech.org

    The chief technology officer of Indian manufacturer and installer, Tata Power Solar, has said commercial rooftop solar will reach grid parity before any other solar segment in India, and will be the cheapest form of energy for customers by 2024.

  • India drafts plan for 20GW of large PV projects by 2020
    Sep 15, 2014 - Lucy Woods - pv-tech.org

    The government of India has published a draft plan proposing the development of 20GW in ‘ultra mega’solar power plants over the next five years.
  • Report charts course to possible 145GW of solar in India
    Sep 02, 2014 - Lucy Woods - pv-tech.org

    Solar energy in India now has the potential to become a viable alternative to fossil fuels, according to a report by manufacturer and developer, Tata Power Solar, and solar analyst, Bridge to India.

  • In India, solar surge aims to reshape the country's energy future
    May 20, 2014 - Saket S. - trust.org

    DHURSAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The deserts of Rajasthan have long been known for their spare beauty and their intense sunshine. Now that sun is being turned into a surge of solar power expansion that may one day power not just Rajasthan but a wide swath of India with clean energy.

  • Tata Power expands green energy power generation capacity by 646.7 MW
    Apr 16,2014

    Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, today announced that the Company plans to increase generation capacity to 646.7 MW from green energy sources by executing projects which are in advance stages. Tata Power has a gross installed capacity of 912 MW from clean energy sources of which 447 MW comes from hydropower, and 465 MW comes from renewable sources of energy, namely, wind and solar power.

  • India is now one nation, one grid - Jan 1, 2014
    Utpal Bhaskar, Amrit Raj, Arundhati Ramanathan - livemint.com

    New Delhi/Chennai: In a potential game-changer, South India has joined the national electricity grid, completing the integration of the entire country into one seamless network for delivering power to consumers.

  • India to have world’s highest power transmission line
    Dec 4, 2013 - M.Ramesh - thehindubusinessline.com

    Driven by need and denied help, India developed its own super computers, learnt to put satellites in space and mastered the pressurised heavy water reactor nuclear technology. While these do not make India a scientific super power, they do fetch the country a measure of respectability.

  • India and Bangladesh sign pact for renewables cooperation
    Nov 29, 2013 - Lucy Woods - www.pv-tech.org

    India and Bangladesh have announced a cooperative effort on renewable energy as part of continuing work on inter-country relations.

  • India Announces World's Largest Solar Plant By Far
    Oct 10, 2013 - SustainableBusiness.com News

    Below we say that India's auction on 750 MW of solar has been delayed. The government is now calling for bids (due Nov. 29) in the first national auction since 2011. Lowest bidders win and will receive as much as 30% of project costs from government grants. 

  • In India, Solar Ambitions Are Suddenly Outsize
    David Ferris - January 09, 2013 - nytimes.com

    After years of lagging behind China and the West in the adoption of solar power, some states in India are proposing to build solar farms at a galloping pace that leaves them at risk of falling short of electricity (a familiar problem here) or of paying higher prices for it.

  • Gujarat in talks with IFC for 1,000MW solar project
    Aug 10, 2012 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org

    The government of the state of Gujarat in India has confirmed it is exploring the possibility of setting up a 1,000MW solar power project in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Gujarat estimates that the project could cost around Rs 8 to 9 crore per MW, therefore, the 1,000MW project could cost anywhere between Rs 8,000 to 9,000 crore.

  • Punjab, India, to implement revised renewable energy policy
    Aug 9, 2012 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org

    Energy minister of Punjab, India, Bikram Singh Majithia announced new financial incentives to be incorporated into a revised renewable energy policy for 2012.

  • Why the U.S. Fracking Industry Worries About the Weather in India
    Jul 17, 2012 -Hilary Hylton - world.time.com

    It's all about a bean that is essential to making the technology flow, literally. In the meantime, Indian farmers have hit pay dirt.

  • Waaree offers easy finance scheme for PV projects
    Jul 5, 2012 - Anne Zimmermann - pv-tech.org

    Waaree has launched a new easy finance scheme, the company has announced. The scheme is aimed at both bridge finance as well as long-term finance of solar projects and will be offered to companies already under PPAs

  • JBIC extends credit line for ICICI Bank of India
    Jul 4, 2012 - Anne Zimmermann - pv-tech.org

    The Japanese Bank for International Cooporation (JBIC) has signed a general agreement with ICICI Bank (Bank of India) for an export credit line of up to US$30 million to fund a variety of renewable energy projects, it has been announced. Other private Japanese institutions will also co-finance the loan, adding another US$50 million to the credit line, making the credit a total of US$80 million.

  • KREDL seeks government approval for 500MW solar park, India
    Jun 7, 2012 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org

    Having increased the allocation of solar projects to 350MW by 2016, in February this year, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development (KREDL) is in the process of seeking government approval for a solar park, following in the footsteps of states like Gujarat. KREDL wishes to build the 1,000 hectare solar park at Mannur village in Bijapur, India, through a public-private partnership (PPP) model. According to the chairman of KREDL, C.M. Nimbannavar, the site is expected to generate 500MW of solar power.

  • Bangladesh keen on importing power from Arunachal Pradesh
    Jun 4, 2012 - steelguru.com

    Bangladesh has evinced keen interest in importing power from Arunachal Pradesh, once the ongoing hydro electric projects in the state are commissioned

  • Areva landscontract to construct 250MW CSP plant in India for Reliance Power
    April 11, 2012 - Syanne Olson - pv-tech.org

    Areva Solar will be developing what is being called the largest CSP plant in Asia to date with the construction of a 250MW concentrating solar power project for Reliance Power in Rajasthan. The project is part of the country’s program to increase clean energy production by 20,000MW of solar power by 2022.

  • Bangladesh and India shaping South Asia Power Grid
    Nov 17, 2011 - steelguru.com

    bdnews24.com reported that Bangladesh and India are working together to draw the contours of the proposed South Asia Power Grid, even as the two countries are set to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the energy sector during Indian prime minister Mr Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh on Sep 6 to 7.

  • Solar Farming a Transformative Resource for India
    Nov 17, 2011 - Darshan Goswami - renewableenergyworld.com

    Imagine a crop that can be harvested daily on the most barren desert and arid land, with no fertilizer or tillage, and that produces no harmful emissions. Imagine an energy source so bountiful that it can provide many times more energy than we could ever expect to need or use. Imagine that an hour's worth of sunlight bathing the planet holds far more energy than humans worldwide could consume in a year. You don't have to imagine it -- it's real and it's here. Solar energy is an abundant enormous resource that is readily available to all countries throughout the world, and all the space above the earth. It is clean, no waste comes from it, and once a system is in place, it's "free."

  • World Bank grants 99m dollars for Nepal-India power project
    Sept. 30, 2011 - energycentral.com

    The World Bank (WB) has provided 7.024bn rupees (99m dollars) for to implement the Nepal India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (NIETTP).

  • Can CSP Settle in India?
    Sept. 20, 2011 - Keith Lovegrove - renewableenergyworld.com

    India, possessing great potential and more than enough suitable land with sufficient solar resources, is well-placed to allow CSP to make a very major contribution to its national energy supply. A new IT Power report looks into the encouraging factors and the barriers for deployment.

  • Solar power to reach 68,000MW by 2022
    Sept. 07, 2011 - Makarand Gadgil - livemint.com

    India’s solar power generation capacity will reach 68,000 megawatts (MW) by 2021-22, triple the government’s target and accounting for around 7% of the country’s total power generation capacity by that year, audit and consulting firm KPMG India said in its latest report on the sector. The cost of generating solar power will be on par with that of conventional thermal electricity by 2019-20, it adds in the report titled Rising Sun.

  • Tata Power commissions 3MW solar power plant in India
    May 21, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org

    India's largest private power utility firm, Tata Power, has commissioned a 3MW solar power plant in Mulshi. The project, which is one of the largest in the entire country and the first built in the province of Maharashtra, is spread over 12 acres and took nine months to complete.

  • ADB pledges US$150 million in credit guarantees to bolster solar power development in India
    May 14, 2011 - Syanne Olson - pv-tech.org

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed plans to offer up to US$150 million in credit guarantees to local and foreign commercial banks to encourage the development of solar power as a renewable energy in India. The credit will cover 50% of the payment default risk on bank loans made to solar project developers with an aim to secure long-term funding for solar energy development in the country.

  • PLG Power launches 40MW solar plant
    May 08, 2011 - LJ Ireton - pv-tech.org

    PLG Power Limited, the flagship energy and power division of PLG Group, launched India’s biggest solar power generation plant of 40MW at Patan in Gujarat. This is one of the largest solar power projects in the country, reports The Hindu.


  • India: The Next Big Solar Market
    May 01, 2011 - Eric Wesoff - greentechmedia.com

    In light of the presumed slowdown of the European solar markets due to declining feed-in tariffs, the global solar industry is training its gaze on other growth markets: the U.S., China, and India, as well as Ontario, Canada and Gainesville, Florida.


  • Sunengy to build pilot Liquid Solar Array plant in India
    Mar 27, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org

    Water is not a surface that immediately springs to mind when contemplating where to install a solar array, however, this may not be the case for much longer thanks to Sunengy’s ground-breaking Liquid Solar Array (LSA) technology. Sunengy hopes to build a pilot LSA plant in India before the end of the year and has enlisted the help of India’s largest integrated private power utility, Tata Power, to help realise this goal.
  • India’s renewable energy policy framework favours CSP in long-run
    Mar 26, 2011 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield - csptoday.com

    Ahead of the game on renewable energy policy enactment, India is now pursuing ways to ensure countrywide support of the build-out of renewable energy, via RECs. Insiders say the domestic CSP sector is likely to thrive within the system over the longer-term.

  • ABB To Provide Link Worth $900M for Indian Power Superhighway
    February 23, 2011 - Wall Street Journal

    ABB Ltd Wednesday said it has been selected by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) to deliver an ultrahigh-voltage transmission system, worth about $900 million. The link will supply hydropower from northeastern India to the city of Agra over a distance of 1,728 kilometers.

  • India's Renewable Future: Challenges and Prospects
    Feb 20, 2011 - Dr. Farooq Abdullah - RenewableEnergyWorld.com

    Dr. Farooq Abdullah, India's Minister of New and Renewable Energy, wants his country to transform the promise of boundless and clean energy into reality.

  • Maldives Maps Its Renewable Energy Potential
    Dec 28, 20101 - RenewableEnergyFocus.com

    The Maldives is assessing its renewable energy potential with a goal to become carbon neutral by 2020 with help from the Scottish Government.

  • Moser Baer Gets Indian Government Grant to Develop CIGS Thin-Film PV
    Nov 15, 2010 - Tom Cheyney - PV-Tech.org

    Another solar PV company has joined the growing ranks of players attempting to bring CIGS thin film to market.

  • China, India nullify CO2 emission cuts by developed nations
    Jul 12, 2010 - Asia Pulse Data Source - Energy Cenral

    Continued rise in carbon emissions in China and India have "completely nullified" the reductions achieved by industrialised nations, with the result that emissions have remained constant in 2009, a report said Thursday.

  • States get savvy about climate change
    Jun 18, 2010 - McClatchy-Tribune - Energy Central

    Soon every village in Himachal Pradesh will know how to calculate its carbon footprint as Indian states get savvier about climate change.

  • Berkeley Lab Report: Simple Energy Efficiency Measures Can Eliminate Electricity Shortage in India
    June 1, 2010 - Berkely Lab - energycentral.com

    Electricity in India can be a dicey proposition. Half the population lacks access or is too poor to afford it. The other half is using so much that demand far outstrips supply, resulting in daily power outages...

  • Filed in New Delhi, India.
    May 17, 2010 - Michael Eckhart

    May 7, 2010‐‐It has been eight years since I have traveled to India, following an intense period in 1997‐2001 when I came here 3‐4 times per year and worked about 50% of my total time on mobilizing financing for solar PV in India and South Africa. It is good to be back.


  • India & Turkey on Track To Be Wind Powers
    Mar 19, 2010 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com

    India and Turkey are both poised to become world players in the wind industry thanks to good wind resources, growing demand for electricity and emerging political frameworks to support the development of gigawatts of wind projects in the coming years.

  • Solar energy expo seeks lighting solution to rural India
    Feb 06, 2010 -- Xinhua

    A four-day solar energy expo has been running since Thursday in the Indian capital, highlighting the "dark" situation especially in rural India and proposing " light'solution through solar energy.

  • India to Boost Solar Power Generation
    Jan 12, 2010 - Voice of America News

    India has launched a program to boost solar power generation over the next decade. India wants to make solar energy a central part of its efforts to combat climate change.

  • Coal trips India's electric car revolution
    Jan 5, 2010 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Samar Halarnkar Hindustan Times

    Twenty-four hours before the world's most-attended auto show began, actor Rahul Bose had decided his next car: A four-door Reva NXR made in Bangalore.

  • 20,000 MW grid solar power by 2022 under Nehru solar mission
    Nov 25, 2009 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    The Government of India Monday said that it has approved the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission with an aim of setting up 20,000 MW grid solar power and 2,000 MW off-grid solar power by 2022.

  • India to Spend $900 Million on Solar
    Nov 20, 2009 - Vakas Bajaj - New York Times - Green Inc.

    Ending months of speculation about exactly what it was planning to do to boost the use of renewable sources of energy, India said this week that it will spend about $900 million on solar energy.

  • Wind could provide quarter of India’s power by 2030
    Oct 28, 2009 - Renewable energy focus.com

    Wind could also attract US$10 billion in investment every year and create 213,000 green collar jobs, says the industry.

  • KSK Surya Photovoltaic Venture Selects Applied Materials’ SunFab Solar Panel Production Lines for 150MW Project in India
    Oct 7, 2009 - BusinessWire

    KSK Surya Photovoltaic Venture, Private Limited (KSK), a subsidiary of KSK Power Ventur plc, a leading independent power provider in India, announced today that it has signed a contract with Applied Materials, Inc. to purchase two Applied SunFab Thin Film Lines for manufacturing high-power output 5.7m2 solar panels. The SunFab lines will be installed in a state-of-the-art facility, including an R&D center, which KSK plans to build in the “Fab City” located in Hyderabad, India, at a total project cost (including land and buildings) of approximately USD $500 million.

  • India's 1.1 Billion Move to Feed-in Tariffs
    Sep 30, 2009 - Paul Gipe - wind-works.org

    The world's largest single political jurisdiction to date, India, has made a strategic move to use a comprehensive system of feed-in tariffs to develop its renewable energy potential.

  • India to step up technologies to fight climate change
    Aug 13, 2009 - The Associated Press

    India said Thursday it will step up use of technologies to combat climate change.

  • India plans massive increase in solar energy
    Aug 10, 2009 - Renewable Energy Focus.Com

    India will launch a solar power target by September 2009, which could increase the output from almost nothing to a staggering 20GW by 2020 - in a bid to fight global warming. To put this in context, today's global PV installed capacity stands at around 14GW.

  • 50,000 Indian Villages to Receive Hybrid Electric Renewable Micro Energy Stations Via Neah Power and EKOVEHICLES India
    July 31, 2009 - GLOBE NEWSWIRE

    Neah Power Systems, the company leading development in fuel cells for the military and portable electronic devices, will develop methanol fuel cell battery chargers to enable the building, by EKOVEHICLES of Bangalore India, www.ekovehicle.com, of Hybrid Electric Renewable Micro Energy Stations (HERMES), bringing renewable, green energy to thousands of villages in India. This innovative technology will use a combination of clean solar and wind power, fuel cells and batteries to replace the very polluting diesel generators that currently provide electricity for the more than 50,000 Indian villages located 200 miles or more off the grid.

  • India To Launch 20 GW Solar Target Under Climate Plan
    Jul 28- 2009 - Energy Business Review

    India will launch its first solar power target by September 2009, according to Reuters. This is to increase the output from near zero to 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2020 as it firms up its national plan to fight global warming, draft documents show. The target, which would help India close the gap on solar front-runners like China, is part of a $19 billion, 30 year scheme that could could boost India's leverage in international talks for a new UN climate pact in December 2009.

  • 12 pc rise in investment in India's renewable energy: UNEP
    Jun 07, 2009 - Asia Pulse Data Source - Chennaionoine.com

    New Delhi, June 7 India saw a 12 per cent rise in investment in clean renewable energy like wind, solar, biomass and small-hydro projects with USD 4.1 billion being pumped into this sector last year, according to a UNEP report.

  • India, where the renewable energy business potentialities grow aplenty
    Jun 5, 2009 - Ramamathan Menon - Energy Pulse

    Many reasons make India a great investment destination for new and renewable energy firms from all over the world, especially the size of its market, its speeding growth, its future potential and its political and economic stability.

  • Could India become a solar leader?
    Jun 5, 2009 - James Kanter - The New York Times

    India may be gearing to turn itself into the global leader in solar power generation, a sign that major developing nations could become renewable energy hubs to rival Germany and the United States.

  • “Enormous potential” for solar energy in India - report
    May 6, 2009 - renewableenergyforum.com

    Solar energy offers enormous potential for a tropical country like India where around 45% of households, mainly rural, do not have access to electricity, according to Research and Markets’ report Indian Solar Energy Market Outlook 2012.

  • EU to fund renewable energy projects in India
    Feb 7, 2009 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Hindustan Times, New Delhi

    The European Union will soon launch a programme, initially through a 300 million euro amount from the European Investment Bank, to invest in renewable energy projects in India. The Czech Deputy Prime Minister Martin Bursik announced this on Friday while visiting New Delhi following the European Union's adoption of its new climate and energy package. The Czech Republic holds the rotating EU presidency.

  • Tata Power to set up geothermal, solar plants in Gujarat
    Jan 12, 2009 -- Asia Pulse Data Source

    Tata Group company Tata Power today said it is looking at the possibility of setting up a geothermal power plant and a solar power plant of 5 MW each at a suitable location in Gujarat, a move that will strengthen the renewable energy portfolio of the company.

  • India to invest US$27 billion in wind power in next four years
    Oct 23, 2008 - Asia In Focus - Energy Central

    With the thrust on renewable sources of energy increasing, investment in wind power generation will touch Rs 1320 billion (US$27 billion) in the next four years, says Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA). "The installed capacity of wind power in the country by the end of year 2012 would reach 22,000 MW, at an investment of Rs 1320 billion," IWTMA chairman D V Giri told reporters here.

  • Suzlon Green Power Commits USD 5 Billion to Renewable Energy
    Sep 24, 2008 - PRNewswire

    Suzlon Green Power Ltd. announced today a commitment to bring 3,500 megawatts of electricity to nearly 10 million people with the development of $5 billion in green energy assets over five years, primarily in India and China. Of the $5 billion total project value, Suzlon Green Power will provide approximately $1.5 billion in equity. Suzlon Green Power, a closely held enterprise owned 100 percent by India's Tanti family, made the announcement today at the 2008 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

  • India will avoid 5mn tonnes of CO2 by 2012
    Sep 9, 2008 - Nitin Sethi - The Economic Times - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News

    India - For those who believe India is not doing enough to check the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions, here is some news that should serve as an eye-opener. Through carbon trading projects under the Clean Development Mechanism, more than 5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide will be avoided by 2012 -cutting back 10 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions every year.

  • Carbon Credits Are Financing Renewable Energy Projects in India
    Sep 4, 2008 - Anupam Tyagi - RenewableEnergyWorld.com

    Ghaziabad, India - When a firm in India invests in a renewable energy source to meet growing energy needs, it may be able to acquire carbon credits. These carbon credits are sold on international markets generating income for the owner of the credits. Carbon credits, which are issued to organizations based on their efforts to limit climate change, and renewable energy projects are intricately linked in India.

  • Clean power need gives India's solar mission a boost
    Aug 29, 2008 - Times of India

    The government is looking to get India's 'national solar mission' underway with steps to set up research-industry partnerships, tariff structures and tax breaks to citizens aimed at promoting competitiveness and even seed 'solar valleys' for largescale energy generation.

  • Indian Solar Loan Program Offers Access to Light
    Aug 8, 2008 - Peter Fries - RenewableEnergyWorld.com

    If you live in a rural area of southern India, two lights can literally save your life.

  • India poised for leadership position
    Jul 28, 2008 - Rajiv Tikoo - The Financial Express

    India is promising to become the world’s clean energy hot spot. Seven trends are catalysing the evolution of low-carbon economy in India. These include big investment in renewables, proactive role of state governments, emerging IT solutions for emission reduction, innovative microfinance schemes, clean transport, carbon markets and corporate interest in rural renewables, says a new report.

  • India needs 10-fold increase in power supply in 10 years
    Jul 6, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    India's demand for power will soar to a whopping 3,15,000 MW by 2017, requiring an investment of 600 billion dollars if the economy keeps its pace of growth at 8 per cent, a McKinsey report has said.

  • India prime minister unveils plan to combat climate change
    Jun 30, 2008 - The Associated Press

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister announced a plan Monday to combat global warming by focusing on renewable energy, even as he stood by a refusal to commit to greenhouse gas emission targets that could stall the country's economic growth.

  • India to Focus on Solar Energy
    Jun 1, 2008 - The Times of India

    The much-awaited national climate change action plan is almost ready. As per the final draft, to be discussed by the PM's Climate Change Council on June 2, the government has decided to launch eight national missions. These eight focus areas will be implemented in a time-bound fashion as part of India's domestic agenda to counter impacts of climate change and reduce the country's emissions of greenhouse gases.
  • Protesters in northern India clash with police over power cuts
    May 2, 2008 - Biswajeet Banerjee - The Associated Press

    Rioters, some wearing just underwear, clashed with police in northern India early Friday in anger over massive power cuts that left wide swaths of the region without electricity as summer temperatures soared, police said.

  • Govt Planning to Convert 60 Cities into Solar Townships
    Apr 21, 2008 - Times of India

    Taking a cue from European and American cities, the government is aiming to convert 60 cities into solar townships that run partially on renewable energy sources.

  • Renewable Energy Holds Promising Future in India
    Apr 18, 2008 - Anupam Tyagi - renewableenergyworld.com

    According to the 11th New and Renewable Energy five-year plan proposed by the government of India, from 2008-2012 the renewable energy market in India will reach an estimated US $19 billion. Investments of US $15 billion will be required in order to add the approximately 15,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the present installed capacity. The government of India has planned a subsidy support system of approximately US $1 billion in government funds. This amounts to adding renewable energy capacity at 1 Watt per US $1, with potential subsidy support of US $0.07/Watt.

  • Small hydro, wind power project have 60,000-MW potential
    Mar 10, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    India has been able to tap about 10,000 MW of the 60,000-MW power generating potential available from small hydro and wind projects, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • Leading Energy Company of India to Establish Geothermal Energy in India and Nepal
    Nov 27, 2007 - Market Wire

    Glitnir, the Nordic corporate investment bank, and LNJ Bhilwara Group with operations in India and Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in developing geothermal power plants in India and Nepal. This MoU has been signed during the visit of the Finance Minister of Iceland on invitation from Finance Minister of India. The finance minister of Iceland H.E. Arni Mathiesen is on an official visit with a business delegation focused on Energy development in India.

  • India's Dilemma: How to Continue Economic Growth While Reducing Carbon Emissions
    Nov 27, 2007 - Voice of America News/ContentWorks

    The United Nations wants its upcoming conference on climate change in Bali to devise a uniform strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. India, with a booming economy and a billion-plus population, is on track to become the third largest carbon emitter behind the United States and China. As VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from New Delhi, India is looking at how to maintain domestic growth while stabilizing its greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Report: The World Must Help China and India Handle Energy Growth
    Nov 14, 2007 - EERE Network News

    Energy developments in China and India are transforming the global energy system as a result of their sheer size, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA's "World Energy Outlook 2007" warns that global energy consumption could increase "well over 50%" by 2030. Energy use in China and India could double by 2030, providing nearly half the world's growth in energy consumption. If that happened, global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use would increase by 57%

  • India, Iceland sign MoU on renewable energy co-operation
    Oct 10, 2007 - Thomson Financial

    The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said it has signed a memorandum of understanding on renewable energy cooperation with Iceland.

  • India needs long-term energy planning: study New Delhi
    Jun 20, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    India needs to pursue an integrated approach to energy planning as high economic growth equaling or exceeding eight per cent would create much larger demand for energy in the next few decades, a study has said.

  • India Sees Wind as Partial Answer to Its Perennial Energy Shortages
    May 14, 2007 - New Delhi - Voice of America News/ContentWorks

    The Asian Development Bank is helping to finance a 100-megawatt wind energy plant in India as part of a drive to promote renewable energy sources in Asia. As Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, India has emerged as the world's fifth-largest producer of wind energy.

  • India to depend on renewable sources to meet energy needs
    Apr 9, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    New Delhi, India will be dependent on renewable sources such as solar, hydro and biofuels to meet 50 per cent of its energy requirements by 2050. Through the use efficiency measures the country will also be able to reduce 50 per cent of its energy consumption.

  • U.S. Asks Firms To Provide Clean Energy Technology To India China
    Mar 13, 2007 - AsiaPulse

    The US Commerce Department has asked American companies to exploit opportunities in clean technologies for energy generation in India and China.

  • Wind Farm in India is 500th Kyoto Project in a Developing Country
    Feb 14, 2007 - EERE Network News

    The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced Monday that an 8.75-megawatt wind facility in Gujurat, India, is the 500th project to be registered under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The Kyoto Protocol specifies greenhouse gas reduction requirements for its participating countries, but allows countries to earn credits toward those requirements through emissions-reducing investments in developing countries. Even though developing countries don't have specific reduction goals, the CDM helps reduce the growth of green.

  • China and India trying to harness the power of wind
    Sep 19, 2006 - Angela Macdonald-Smith - Bloomberg News

    Global scramble to develop alternative sources of energy has industry executives focusing on emerging markets
    China and India are accelerating development of wind power, luring companies including the turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems, as restrictions hamper wind farm construction in traditional markets like Australia. A venture, partly owned by CLP Holdings of Hong Kong, earlier this year scrapped more than $400 million of projects in Australia, where quotas on renewable energy have almost been met, in favor of China and India. Vestas Wind, the world's biggest wind turbine maker, and Suzlon Energy of India, Asia's largest wind turbine maker, are expanding in China.


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