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For the fourth year in a row, most leading indicators of coal power capacity growth declined in 2019, including construction starts, amount of capacity permitted for construction, and amount of capacity in pre-permit development, according to the Global Coal Plant Tracker.

This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five sub regions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030.

The Budget Estimates of ` 65,000 crore in 2020-21 is 8.33 percent higher than the Budget Estimates of ` 60,000 crore in 2019-20 and 18.61% over Revised Estimates of ` 54,800 crore in 2019-20. Financial support of ₹ 6828 crore to the Local Bodies in 2020-21 is proposed as against ₹ 6380 crore in the Budget Estimates in 2019-20.

Delhi is being recognized for its new initiative and a new thinking towards education, health services, social welfare and social security measures taken to improve the standard of living and quality of life of the common man.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE)is implementing Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III and Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II for installation of solar street lights in the country .Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III is a demand driven Scheme and the States ofRajasthan

As reported by the States, all inhabited census villages in the country stand electrified as on 28.04.2018. Further, all the States reported electrification of all households, on Saubhagya portal, as on 31.03.2019, except few households in LWE affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Subsequently, seven States reported 19,09,679 households which were un-willing earlier but later willing to get electricity connection.

This report explores unique opportunities and challenges for the Southeast region (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) in the broader context of the transformative changes to the U.S. energy system that are required to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to net-zero emissions in 2050.

The Asia-Pacific country profiles provide a snapshot of the energy policy highlights of the ESCAP regional member states.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on external debts of state owned discoms, 03/03/2020. The pre-UDAY debt levels of 16 Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) States which signed the comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with Govt. of India as on 30-09-2015 was Rs.3.24 Lakh crores. As per information made available by the States/DISCOMs, the outstanding loans at end of FY 2018-19 stand at Rs.351,291 Crore, out of which Rs.63,355 crore is the amount of loan balance to be converted into grants by the states.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on power generation from hydro power plants, 03/03/2020. The details of annual production target and real production from hydro power stations (above 25 MW) during the last five years is given.