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Bangalore’s airport to become a leader in solar energy production

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Sustainable and Livable Cities Initiative supports key leaders in China, India and Brazil in improving urban quality of life and environmental sustainability. WRI’s blog series on the Initiative will highlight some of the projects that are working to create better cities. Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport plans to become the largest …

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India’s supreme court reinforces renewable energy targets for industry

India’s Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that sends a powerful message: Industries need to get on board with renewable energy targets—or risk getting fined. Last month, India’s high court dismissed a petition filed by Hindustan Zinc Limited, a leading zinc producer in the country that challenged the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (RERC) regulations mandating that certain …

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Assessing the Impact of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s open access order for solar power generators in Karnataka

On 18 August 2014, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) passed order number S/03/01 called ‘Wheeling Charges, Banking Charges & Cross Subsidy Surcharge for Solar Power Generators’, whereby all solar power generators in the state who achieved Commercial Operation Date (COD) before 31 March 2018 were exempted from payment of wheeling and banking charges and …

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5 reasons India needs a Green Power Purchasing Group

With more than 400 million of its 1.2 billion citizens without access to electricity, India needs extensive energy development. A new initiative aims to ensure that a significant portion of this new power comes in the form of renewable energy. The Green Power Market Development Group Today, WRI and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) launched the Green Power Market Development …

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