Author: Nagaraj

About Nagaraj

B.S. Nagaraj, Senior Editor at Mercom India More articles from B.S. Nagaraj.
Nagaraj BharadwajB.S. Nagaraj is a Senior Editor at Mercom India. Nagaraj is an experienced journalist and has held senior roles in publications like The Indian Express and Deccan Herald, and Qatar Tribune. He has also worked for business advisory and risk management consulting firms in New Delhi. More articles from B.S. Nagaraj.

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BJP, Congress Bet Big on Renewables in 2024 Election Manifestos

Ahead of the seven-phase elections to the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of Parliament, starting April 17, 2024, the two major political parties in the fray have...

April 15, 2024

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Renewable Energy
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EU to Probe Chinese Wind Turbine Suppliers for Unfair Trade Practices

Days after announcing an investigation into Chinese solar firms allegedly benefiting from state subsidies to win contracts in Europe, the European Commission is...

April 11, 2024

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Markets & Policy

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Wind
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EU Launches Anti-Subsidy Probes into Chinese Solar Firms

The European Commission has launched two in-depth investigations into Chinese solar component manufacturers who may have benefited from state subsidies to win a bid to...

April 8, 2024

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Renewable Energy
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Government Goes into Overdrive to Ensure Energy Demand is Met in Summer

Anticipating an energy demand higher than in previous years as temperatures rise across the country, the government is taking measures to ensure zero load shedding in...

April 3, 2024

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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China Takes on US in WTO Over IRA Subsidies for Clean Energy and EVs

China has formally petitioned the World Trade Organization (WTO) for dispute consultations with the U.S. regarding certain tax credits under the country’s Inflation...

April 2, 2024

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Renewable Energy
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Supreme Court Relooks Order on Undergrounding Power Lines in GIB Habitat

In what could come as a big relief for renewable energy developers, the Supreme Court has considered limiting the undergrounding of power transmission lines to the...

March 22, 2024

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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Adani’s $409 Million Green Bond Issue Receives Over $3 Billion Bids

Adani Green Energy’s $409 million 18-year tenor green bond offer was oversubscribed seven times, receiving bids for over $3 billion. The bonds will bear interest from...

March 5, 2024

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Finance and M&A
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Jindal and Hygenco Open Green Hydrogen Facility at Steel Plant in Haryana

India’s first green hydrogen project in the stainless steel sector was inaugurated by Union Minister for Steel Jyotiraditya Scindia at Jindal Stainless in Hisar, Haryana....

March 5, 2024

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Renewable Energy
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US Senators Call for Incentivizing Domestic Production of Solar Wafers

A group of U.S. senators has asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to ensure that domestic production of wafers and polysilicon used in the manufacturing of solar...

March 4, 2024

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Jupiter to Set Up 1.2 GW Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility in Odisha

Kolkata-headquartered solar cell and module manufacturer Jupiter International is setting up a 1.2 GW solar cell manufacturing facility in Odisha. Work on the plant, to...

February 26, 2024

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Manufacturing

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Seek Deferment of CBAM by Three Years, Parliamentary Panel Tells Government

A parliamentary committee has asked the government to seek postponement of the application of the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to the Micro,...

February 16, 2024

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Renewable Energy
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Module Maker Alpex Solar to Use IPO Proceeds to Expand Manufacturing

Greater Noida-based solar module manufacturer Alpex Solar’s ₹745 million (~$8.9 million) maiden initial public offering (IPO) of 6.48 million equity shares was...

February 13, 2024

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Manufacturing

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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India’s 500 GW Non-fossil Energy Target Moved to 2031-32

The government has moved the target year to install 500 GW of non-fossil energy capacity to 2031-32 from 2030, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R...

February 9, 2024

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Markets & Policy

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Renewable Energy
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Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy to be Increased to 60%: R K Singh

Free electricity will be provided for households with a consumption of less than 300 units a month by installing rooftop solar systems on their homes, according to an...

February 5, 2024

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Rooftop

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Solar
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2024 Likely to be Watershed Year for Smart Metering in Power Sector: Interview

Smart meters are a critical component of the government’s power sector reforms and are expected to contribute significantly to improving the billing and collection...

January 30, 2024

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