Category: News Updates

Ministry seeks GST waiver for e-vehicles

New Delhi: The Union ministry of heavy industries (MHI) has suggested doing away with GST, road tax and parking fee for electric vehicles, and sought an allocation of Rs 12,000-13,000 crore to strengthen the...

India likely to be power surplus nation in FY18

India may become a power surplus country in the current fiscal as the energy shortage and peak power deficit was already less than 1 per cent in April with many states reporting nil electricity...

US tells WTO it is considering tariffs on solar panels

The United States has notified the World Trade Organization that it is considering imposing emergency tariffs on imported solar cells. The tariffs would apply only to crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not they...

Floating solar farm reflects China’s clean energy ambitions

BEIJING: As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China’s clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world’s largest floating solar farm. The 40-megawatt power plant has 160,000 panels resting on...

Electric vehicles reach 2 million cars in 2016

Cities are taking leadership roles in encouraging EV adoption, often because of concerns about air quality. Major urban centres often achieve higher EV market shares compared to national averages. A third of global EV...