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The government continues its protective impulse on coal – seeking to maintain production, substituting coal import and promote sales – likely because workers, some poorer states, and key sectors like railways are heavily dependent on the coal economy.(MINT)

How Covid-19 can affect India’s energy transition goals

By Ashwini K Swain
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:26 PM IST
We must use this critical juncture to push for positive reforms and overdue structural changes to build a resilient electricity future
India will need $300 billion to realise its goal of 260 GW of installed renewable capacity by 2024(Reuters)
India will need $300 billion to realise its goal of 260 GW of installed renewable capacity by 2024(Reuters)

The next five years will be crucial to build a healthy renewable sector in India | Analysis

By Manoj Kohli
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 09:32 PM IST
To realise its ambitious energy goals, the government needs to overhaul its policy framework for renewables
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E(Bloomberg/Representative Image)

To cut cost, railways to set up solar plants on its vacant land

By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 12:04 AM IST
Indian Railways plans to set up plants to generate 10 GW under the first phase of the initiative. This will also aid the railways in lowering its energy bill of around Rs 30,000 crore each year.
SoftBank said in 2015 that it would invest up to $20 billion along with Foxconn Technology Co Ltd and Bharti Enterprises in solar projects in India, which has a goal of generating 100 gigawatts (GW) of power from solar by 2022.(AFP Photo)
SoftBank said in 2015 that it would invest up to $20 billion along with Foxconn Technology Co Ltd and Bharti Enterprises in solar projects in India, which has a goal of generating 100 gigawatts (GW) of power from solar by 2022.(AFP Photo)

SoftBank teams up with China’s GCL for $930 million Indian solar venture

Reuters, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:58 PM IST
The venture will work on photovoltaic technology, which is used in solar panels. GCL will provide technology and SoftBank will assist is obtaining land and regulatory approvals.
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