Global pension funds warm up to India’s solar plans.

Global pension funds warm up to India’s solar plans.

Some of the world’s biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India’s solar power sector, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is targeting $100 billion in investment in the next five years. Power demand in Asia’s third-largest economy is set to surge as the economy grows and more people […]

Govt revises cost of Koteshwar Hydro project at Rs 2,717.35 cr.

Govt revises cost of Koteshwar Hydro project at Rs 2,717.35 cr.

The Cabinet today approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 2,717.35 crore for the 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the revised cost estimate-I of 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Uttarakhand at an estimated completion cost […]

Pakistan begins hydro power projects despite India’s warning about ‘Water War’.

Pakistan begins hydro power projects despite India’s warning about ‘Water War’.

There has been a bitter war of words between two neighbors over the decades old Indus Water Treaty following the alleged Pakistan aided terror attack in an Indian army base in September last year. In the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s threat to stop flow of water from the Indus basin, Islamabad has started working on a $2.4 […]

Are India and Pakistan set for water wars?

Are India and Pakistan set for water wars?

India is stepping up efforts to maximise its water use from the western rivers of the Indus basin, senior officials have told the BBC. The move would involve building huge storage facilities and canals. The three rivers flow through Indian-administered Kashmir but most of the water is allotted to Pakistan under an international treaty. Experts […]

International Solar Alliance opens for signing.

International Solar Alliance opens for signing.

The alliance led by India is on its way to become an intergovernmental treaty-based organisation On the sidelines of the November 7-18 UN climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco, the governments of over 20 countries signed a framework agreement designed to make the International Solar Alliance (ISA) an intergovernmental treaty-based organisation that will be registered under […]

India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan.

India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan.

India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday (26/09), in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbor a week after an attack on an Indian army base. Disagreements over how to share the waters […]

SoftBank considers Indian solar panel assembly joint venture.

SoftBank considers Indian solar panel assembly joint venture.

SoftBank Group Corp. is mulling a manufacturing joint venture in India that could produce the solar panels needed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s energy targets. “SoftBank’s strategy for India includes solar panel manufacturing,” Manoj Kohli, executive chairman of SB Energy said in an interview in New Delhi. He ruled out making the panels through […]

US casts a shadow over India-France solar alliance.

US casts a shadow over India-France solar alliance.

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), proposed with fanfare by India and France, faces a challenge from the US, which wants it to function as an informal arrangement, although Delhi has touted it as the major international organization to be headquartered in the country. The alliance, a joint initiative of PM Narendra Modi and French President […]