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Western manufacturers step up presence in booming India

Western manufacturers step up presence in booming India

INDIA: Strong growth fuelled by ambitious renewable targets and a move away from turnkey model of project delivery is drawing European OEMs to the country.

Emissions-based target should replace RET, chief scientist says

Emissions-based target should replace RET, chief scientist says

AUSTRALIA: A report into Australia's energy security has recommended a shift from a renewable energy target (RET) to a clean energy target (CET), with a view to reduce the country's emissions.

Low price in national tender prompts states to review tariffs

Low price in national tender prompts states to review tariffs

INDIA: In February, India awarded 1GW of wind-power capacity through its first-ever reverse auction. The lowest final bid price of INR 3.46/kWh ($0.053/kWh) returned by the auctions defied all expectations and rattled the industry, which was used to feed-in-tariffs (FITs) in the INR 4-6/kWh range.

Freak storms trigger summer of discontent

Freak storms trigger summer of discontent

AUSTRALIA: A violent storm last September brought the entire electricity grid in South Australia to its knees. In its wake, an equally savage political storm blew up, with renewables in general, and wind power in particular, blamed for the outages.


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