Power producers demand higher benchmark prices for cost components. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently went public with its proposed terms and conditions for determining electricity tariffs to be paid to renewable energy power producers. A public hearing on the draft regulations was held in December last where stakeholders submitted their objections and suggestions. The regulations, which will replace the regulations that expire this year, will be valid for the next five years, starting April 1.

These regulations may be called the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2012.

India has abundant bioenergy resources and although the segment has made progress in the past few years, less than 10 per cent of the total potential has been achieved so far. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) expects the launch of the long awaited National Bioenergy Mission (NBEM) to provide a platform for achieving this potential by providing an enabling environment for large-scale biomass-based capacity addition during the Twelfth and Thirteenth plan periods.

The previously increasing atmospheric methane concentration has inexplicably stalled over the past three decades. This may be due to a fall in fossil-fuel emissions or to farming practices that are curtailing microbial sources.

India offers a conducive environment for accelerating the use and internalisation of bioenergy technologies (BETs). Nearly 25% of its primary energy comes from biomass resources, and close to 70% of

This document contains summary sheet on energy systems in a low carbon economy. There is a significant opportunity for developing countries to leap-frog the carbon-intensive energy pathways of developed countries, thereby helping to mitigate the effects of climate change while generating multiple developmental co-benefits.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is promoting thermo-chemical process based technology package, combustion and gasification power generation systems using locally available biomass resources both in the rural areas and as well as in industrial sectors where surplus biomass such as small wood chips, rice husk, arhar stalks, cotton stalks and other agro residues are available to me

From Cambodian kitchens to Argentinian sugar mills, offset projects are cutting emissions and spurring development.

Places where the state electricity grid fails to deliver, biomass gasifiers can spell magic. With little initiatives, biomass gasification can light up remote areas of the country like never before

Prof PJ Paul

India has over 580,000 villages and many hamlets. In over 18,000 villages and hamlets grid electricity is to be provided.

There is an urgent need for an improved understanding of the sources, distributions and properties of atmospheric aerosol in order to control the atmospheric pollution over northeastern Himalayas where rising anthropogenic interferences from rapid urbanization and development is becoming an increasing concern.

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