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India to tank petrol cars by 2030, with new EV incentives

India to tank petrol cars by 2030, with new EV incentives

India shifts gear on electric vehicle policy, aims for no petrol or diesel cars to be sold on the subcontinent by 2030.

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Backing new coal power like "defibrillating a corpse"

Backing new coal power like “defibrillating a corpse”

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Amory Lovins says attempts to reboot coal and nuclear power like defibrillating a corpse: “it will jump but won’t revive.”

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Engie Solar sets new record low solar tariff in India with 250MW plant

Engie Solar sets new record low solar tariff in India with 250MW plant

The winning tariff is for 250 MW of solar capacity in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

While Turnbull pedals Australian coal as a solution to India’s electrification problems, study finds Mumbai could source half its peak power needs from rooftop solar.

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.

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Spain to spend on renewables, India expands solar plan

Spain to spend on renewables, India expands solar plan

Spain reboots its renewable energy program, while India has said the country will double the installed capacity in solar parks to 40 gigawatts.

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New report suggests that India could be coal-free by 2050

New report suggests that India could be coal-free by 2050

Report out of India suggests it could be completely coal free by 2050, with no need to build another coal power plant after 2025 as renewables and energy storage get cheaper.

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No new coal fired power plants for India

No new coal fired power plants for India

India’s new draft National Electricity Plan concludes India does not require any new coal-fired power stations and its energy minister says it must look beyond fossil fuels.

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Is the Indian coal domino about to fall?

Is the Indian coal domino about to fall?

India’s coal power boosters are now confronting an increasing array of signals which suggest the diversification away from coal will only accelerate in 2017.

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India’s electricity sector transformation builds momentum

India’s electricity sector transformation builds momentum

India’s latest electricity sector report provides some clear insights into the progress on the electricity sector transformation.

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Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister

Cease coal imports, embrace affordable solar, urges Indian power minister

India’s power minister again calls on power generators to cease coal imports if the nation is to come good on “One Nation, One Grid, One Price” energy goal.