This publication titled “Energy Statistics” is brought out every year by Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the present one is the 20th in the series.

Read text of draft Kerala Solar Energy Policy 2013 that calls for 500 MW of new solar by 2017 and 1.5 GW by 2030. It covers both solar electric and solar thermal technologies, calling for mandatory use of solar water heating in many buildings.

Extension of rooftop solar power scheme to 10,000 households will mark the beginning of a new era of participatory power generation in the State, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj has said.

With regard to the draft policy document on JNNSM Phase II that was released by the ministry on its website, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organised a roundtable discussion with stakeholders for discussion on 22nd December 2012. Representatives from the industry, NGOs and state government attended the discussion.

The ongoing extension of the electric grid to the remote islands of Sundarbans will not only adversely affect the viability of existing renewable energy projects, but will also accelerate the proce

The ongoing extension of the electric grid to the remote islands of Sundarbans will not only adversely affect the viability of existing renewable energy projects, but will also accelerate the proce

The government has embarked upon a novel project to facilitate government and semi-government buildings to attain sustainable development through renewable energy with special focus on solar energy

Capital subsidies for renewable energy, both off-grid and on-grid, have been abandoned in favour of some kind of generation based incentives or other financial instruments like soft loans in the case of off-grid solar in almost all parts of the world. The draft of JNNSM, Phase II continues this conservative approach to funding renewable energy projects, says CSE.

By 2017, the cost of generating solar power in India could be as low as the cost of buying conventional electricity if the National Solar Mission sticks to its target.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited comments till December 15, 2012 on this draft of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II. This phase is targeting to bring the cumulative solar capacity to 10 GW by 2017

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