Date: September 2-6, 2013
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
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
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.
India needs better green energy norms to offset these impacts
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.
US charges that India’s National Solar Mission is discriminating against foreign solar companies
For a place in the sun How will solar energy be made to work in India? As I discussed in my previous article there are three key challenges. MORE STORIES • Look at the sun • Lighting up hearts
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.