Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz stated on June 26 that the power of the energy council in India is three times bigger than TurkeyÂ’s. Taner Yildiz said that India had achieved important advances in renewable energy, during a meeting with Indian Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah in TurkeyÂ’s capital Ankara.
The Union government is encouraging those who want to set up solar power plants in various colonies of Delhi. Under the Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Application scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the Ministry provides a subsidy of 30 per cent of the project cost ranging from Rs 42 to Rs 72 per watt peak for off-grid standalone solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plants.
The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has said that a gross budgetary support (GBS) of Rs 1,521 crore has been provided to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) during 2013-14, in comparison to GBS of Rs 1,385 crore and Revised Estimates of Rs 1,150 crore during 2012-13, for development and promotion of renewable energy activities. He said this in the Rajya Sabha on April 22.
Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said that increasing renewable energy supply requires a favourable policy environment which can encourage private investment. He was inaugurating the National Workshop on Â‘Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency' in Delhi.
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is targeting a capacity addition of 30,000 mw during the 12th Plan period (2012-17) from various renewable energy sources, This was stated by the Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah in the Rajya Sabha on March 11.