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How will solar energy be made to work in India? As I discussed in my previous article there are three key challenges.
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Change power generation configuration to stabilise the grid

By: Chandra Bhushan

Two consecutive days of grid collapse has left almost half of India’s population without power.

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CSE responds to United States OPIC and Exim Bank – on the use of climate finance to kill the Indian solar panel industry

The United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the US Exim Bank have evaded any response to the central contention of the recent release from Centre for Science and Environment (http://www.cseindia.org/content/us-using-climate-finance-kill-indian-sol... ). Both have chosen to remain silent on use of climate ‘fast start financing’ to give subsidised loans to Indian project developers who buy equipment from US producers, thus undermining the Indian domestic manufacturing industry.

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Our main objective is to help the country in developing and implementing a sound renewable energy policy and programmes that can lead to large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies in different sectors of the economy to meet the twin objective of combating climate change on one hand and energy security, on the other.

CSE One day meeting on Solar Energy Policy

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organised a day-long round table on solar energy policy at the Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on June 29, 2012.

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Date: June 29, 2012

Conference on ‘Green Norms for Green Energy’

In the last decade renewable energy use has increased manifolds in the country. Presently, about 13% of power installed capacity and 6% of electricity comes from renewable sources. The National Action Plan for Climate Change has mandated increasing this to 15 % by 2020.

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Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

Conference on Green Norms for Small Hydro Power

In the last decade installation of Small Hydro Power (SHP) has increased manifolds in the country. As of March 2013, there are around 1000 SHP plants having an installed capacity of more than 3600 MW. MNRE plans to add 2100 MW installed capacity in the 12th five year plan period.

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 Date: June 14th, 2013

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