The Hindu is reporting that initial trend of bidding under the National Solar Mission shows that for solar photovoltaic (PV), the developers have offered discounts of around Rs 6 a unit on the CERC tariff. The tariff rates notified by the CERC for 2010-11 are Rs 17.91 (normal rate of depreciation)/ Rs 14.96 (accelerated rate of depreciation) per unit for PV
Indian newspaper, The Hindu, is reporting that the Income Tax Department initiated investigation through a survey proceeding under Section 133A of the Income Tax Act on the Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA) and its chief adviser, K. Venkatachalam.
The United Nations yesterday registered the project “Improving Energy Efficiency in Railways’ Residential Quarters – Northern Region” making it eligible to earn carbon credits in future.
Leading Indian newspaper Economic Times is reporting that India has suggested a system of “international consultation and analysis” to move the climate change talks forward.
Two coal fired super critical power plants from India have started the process to earn carbon credits, an analysis of the United Nations database over past one week has revealed. The plants located in Indian state’s of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have started their period for public comments in the process.
Indian newspaper Hindu is reporting that Indian and U.S. companies have inked joint venture deals worth $175 million in the renewable energy sector. Quoting the assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General for the Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S.
Economic Times is reporting that the government is planning to set up a green bank by leveraging the Rs 5,000-crore national clean energy fund expected annually through a cess on domestic and imported coal.
Source: The Hindu, September 26Requests for selection (RFS) of solar projects called by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVN) under the National Solar Mission got an enthusiastic response from power developers.
Source: Live Mint, September 27
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