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Wind power needs strict regulations to manage its environmental impacts, says study by Centre for Science and Environment

  • A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conference on ‘Green Norms for Wind Energy’ discusses the environmental fallouts of wind power development, especially in forest areas in the country 

Conference on Green Norms for Wind Power

Pune, July 3rd, 2013

In the last decade installation of wind power has increased manifolds in the country. As of March 2013, the total installed capacity of wind power in the country is 19051 MW. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans to add 15000 MW of wind power capacity in the 12th five year plan period.

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Small hydro power plants being constructed without environmental safeguards, says CSE

The sector needs proper environmental regulations

  • Small hydro power plants (with capacity less than 25 megawatt) have grown at a rapid pace across India. In the last seven years, one plant coming up every week
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The sector needs proper environmental regulations

Wind energy and small hydro power can exert severe environmental impacts

India needs better green energy norms to offset these impacts

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India needs better green energy norms to offset these impacts

CSE PRESS NOTE: Who is the one not playing by the rules – India or the US?

US charges that India’s National Solar Mission is discriminating against foreign solar companies

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US charges that India’s National Solar Mission is discriminating against foreign solar companies

CSE roundtable discussion with stakeholders on the draft policy document of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, Phase II

Centre for Science & Environment organised a discussion on the recently released draft policy document on the second phase of the national solar mission on 22 December, 2012. Representatives from the industry, NGOs and state government attended the discussion.

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