Energy Department - Renewable Energy (CSE)
Why did US impose 30 per cent import tax on solar?
This is just another tactic to ensure that renewable energy does not take lead in the power sector
A dull year for renewable energy
While the increase in solar capacity has been stated clearly, it is unclear what direction the currently faltering renewable industry will take …
Wind power auction sees low bid of Rs 2.64 per unit
Fall solar tariffs was due to a steep decline in module prices and government guaranteeing transmission of power from solar plants. But, why are …
Mini grids: the smarter way towards rural electrification
Expansion of the electric grid has been unable to ensure universal access to power in 70 years. Decentralised mini-grids do more for last-mile …
The false burden of social cost on renewable energy
The Economic Survey estimated high social cost of renewable energy, but an analysis shows many discrepancies in calculations
Solar tariffs are constantly going down and that may not be good news
Dipping at an alarming rate, India's solar tariffs recently reached an all-time low of Rs 2.44 per unit. Will it hurt the renewable sector?
2016 was a great year for renewable energy, especially for power generation: REN21
Out of the total capacity added in 2016, 62 per cent of it was from renewable sources
Is solar sector truly achieving grid parity?
Given the huge dependence on subsidy, can the trend of reducing solar tariffs be deemed as an achievement of the renewable energy or solar sector?
EU and France hijacking Africa’s renewable energy initiative, allege civil society groups
19 projects have been approved without meeting the basic principles of the renewable energy initiative
Microfinance and energy access
The experience of clean energy and MFIs working together as close allies has not been smooth in the past
India and China will outdo USA in renewable energy
India and China view renewable energy as an investment opportunity, while the US plans to support coal and shale
New draft wind power guidelines seek to reform sector through payment security
The guidelines released by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy address payment and evacuation issues in the wind power sector
Record renewable power capacity installed in 2016
Installed renewable capacity touched the 2,000-gigawatt-milestone, on the back of a growing solar sector
Given the huge dependence on subsidy, can the trend of reducing solar tariffs be deemed as an achievement of the renewable or solar sector?
As investment in energy declines, share of renewable energy improves
New IEA report shows an increasing trend in the share of investments in renewable energy, especially for electricity generation
Six states, 30 villages, 13,000 kilometres. Down To Earth travelled to some of the most remote villages of the country to assess India's progress …
What about recycling for solar PV?
With a target of 100 GW, India has made no plans for disposal of e-waste that the solar sector will generate
Are low tariffs of solar power sustainable?
The declining bids for solar PV projects seems like a good sign for the sector, but let us hope that the oversights that happened in the case of …
Karnataka launches gross metering for solar rooftop
Incentivising rooftop solar in the state through gross metering is one of the new ideas of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission
Lack of energy access affecting women’s prosperity in India
A recent report shows how energy requirement of women differ in various states and in different occupations and how limiting the current scenarios are
Is it too soon to celebrate Germany’s almost 100% renewable power?
For a few minutes, the entire power demand in the country was met by renewable energy, but the celebration should not begin yet
Draft wind power development guidelines fall short in ensuring environmental protection
After 20 years, new guidelines have been issued for the developement of on-shore wind power addressing mostly technical challenges that the …
UP’s mini-grid policy tries to boost rural electrification
Private players can now set up solar plants to power rural households and recover tariff from the users in Uttar Pradesh
How does the Budget score on energy front?
The government has approved Rs 2,000 crore as initial outlay for providing LPG connections to poor women
WTO finally sides with the US; terms India’s solar conditions ‘inconsistent’
India had appealed against an earlier decision of WTO which favoured the US