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Solar module makers seek manufacturing incentives in Budget

Solar module makers’ body AISIA Wednesday sought manufacturing incentives like subsidies, interest subvention, import duty exemption and depreciation benefit in the forthcoming Budget. In its pre-Budget recommendations, the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) said this is the right time to provide these incentives as the future of the industry is at stake. “Raising concerns […]

ZunRoof receives USICEF’s grant

Solar rooftop firm ZunRoof Tech said Wednesday that it has received a grant from US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) in the fourth round of funding programme. The USICEF is a partnership between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the India Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and a consortium […]

Australian firm partners with Indian power company to develop India’s first lithium refinery

Australian mining company Neometals has entered into a deal with Indian power conglomerate Manikaran Power to jointly fund a feasibility study to set up India’s first lithium refinery. The refinery, if established, would process ore from the Mount Marion mine in Western Australia to produce battery-grade material for electric cars. The two companies have agreed […]

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, signed a replacement rule that gives states leeway in […]