Indian government renews commitment to 175GW renewable energy target by 2022

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:India’s government hit back at claims it is set to fall well short of its ambitious 2022 renewable energy targets, slamming them as “ill-founded” and issuing a lengthy rebuttal that ends with a pledge to not only meet, but beat the original goals.A clearly irritated Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) in a detailed statement says a note by ratings agency CRISIL predicting India will miss its 175GW headline renewable energy goal by up to 42% doesn’t reflect “the status on the ground and plans ahead”.The MNRE claims the report “lacks credibility in all respects as CRISIL did not even bother to consult this Ministry for its views”, over progress to the 2022 goals, which are a flagship policy for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently said the target should be raised in the longer term.India by September this year had built about 82.5GW wind and solar power plants, and has some 31GW “under various stages of installation”, with expectations 113GW will be installed by Q1 2021.MNRE said: “Besides this, around 39GW of renewable power capacity is at various stages of bidding which would be installed by September 2021, taking the percentage of installed capacity to over 87% of the targeted capacity. With only 23GW of renewable power capacity left to bid, India is confident that the target of installing 175GW of renewable power capacity will not only be met but exceeded.”The ministry offers a detailed list of measures it is taking to address the various issues raised as obstacles to the target, such as land allocation, tariff levels and payment to developers by distributors. MNRE said it also acted quickly to address the situation in Andhra Pradesh, where the state government caused uproar by retroactively changing power deals with projects.More: India slams renewable energy target miss claims as ‘ill founded’ Indian government renews commitment to 175GW renewable energy target by 2022last_img read more

Tinjić and Herdželaš in Quarterfinals of ITF Tournament in Helsingbourg

first_imgThe B&H tennis players Jasmina Tinjić (263 on WTA list) and Dea Herdželaš (772 on WTA list) made it to the quarterfinals of the ITF Tournament in Helsingborg, Sweden.In the second round, in a tournament worth 10.000 US dollars, Jasmina Tinjić beat Melanie Stokke (919 on WTA list) from Norway with 6:2, 6:2, while Dea Herdželaš beat Julija Wachaczyk from Germany 6:2, 6:3.In the match for the quarterfinals, Tinjić will play against Sussane Celik from Sweden, the fifth-seeded and 452nd player on the WTA list, while Herdželaš will play against Lisanne Van Riet from the Netherlands (433 on WTA list).In the doubles, Tinjić is paired up with Olga Lanchuk in the semifinals.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

JIM AND THE BOYS ARE ALREADY INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF DONEGAL FANS!

first_imgProud parents Claire Higgins and Odhran Grant with newborn son Daithi in their Donegal jerseys.He might not know all the names of all the players just yet.But there’s no question that little Daithi Grant will be a huge Donegal GAA fan.Daithi was just four days old when he watched yesterday’s amazing All-Ireland semi-final with mum Claire and dad Odhrán. Baby Daithi looking very relaxed after watching Donegal beat Dublin.Little Daithi (Peadar) arrived at Letterkenny General Hospital at 4.04pm on Thursday afternoon.Claire, who is from Slieve Sneach Close in Letterkenny and Odhrán, who is also from Letterkenny, made sure they enjoyed their first real occasion as a family.And just to make it a little more special, the trio bought new jerseys for the occasion as they shouted on Jim and the boys.Odhrán said it was just something special to watch the game with the couple’s new baby who weighed in at 6ib 4oz. “It was just an amazing feeling. To watch the game as a family was something special.“But to watch the lads to go on and qualify for the All-Ireland was just unbelievable.“Getting three tickets for the final is the next problem,” laughed Odhrán. Baby Daithi is spoiled by his grandfather Brian Grant and cousin Oisin HigginsJIM AND THE BOYS ARE ALREADY INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF DONEGAL FANS! was last modified: September 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:babyClaire HigginsDaithi GrantdonegalJim McGuinnessnewbornOdhran Grantlast_img read more