Speaking at World Convention on Climate Change at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, former prime minister of Sweden Dr Ola Ullsten said that the key to long-term environment conservation and sustenance was to examine and incorporate pricing mechanisms for natural resources. Addressing policy makers, civil society groups and environment experts at the convention held recently, Ullsten spoke about the increasing chasm between the supply of financial and natural resources.
In line with Delhi's 'Climate Change Agenda 2009-1', the city's plans for renewable energy got a boost when Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated a 1 MW of solar powered electricity generation plant on December 21, 2010. The solar plant - set up on Lawrence Road at Keshavpuram in north Delhi and installed by TATA BP Solar - is an initiative by North Delhi Power Ltd (NDPL).
A Nehru s India moves ahead implementing the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, one of the key questions that have emerged is the pan-India dissemination and uptake of solar energy at a commercial scale.
As the details of the implementation guidelines for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission trickle out, the vast majority of the Indian solar industry has gone into thinking mode over the last two weeks, worrying why the government, in a throwback to an earlier era, is trying to preselect the means to admirable ends even before particular technologies are proven.
In a notification issued on December 3, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has announced the generic tariff to be paid to the producers of power from renewable sources including wind, small hydro, biomass, non-fossil fuel-based cogeneration plants and solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power plants.
The final Solar Mission document does not mention details of the financing required.
This is peculiar since an earlier version projected that Rs 92,000 cr will be required over 30 years.
he much awaited National Solar Mission was finally Tlaunched on November 19.