IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: ‘End Game’ for Coal Imports in India

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jai Sharda, a Mumbai-based IEEFA energy consultant, said in an afternoon presentation at Energy Finance 2016 that the government of India will probably achieve its goals of doubling wind-energy capacity by 2021 and increasing solar-energy capacity 10-fold by then.Sharda said the rapid rise of renewables combined with policy shifts at the government-owned Coal—including “huge growth in coal production domestically”—will create an “end game” for coal imports into India.He noted that solar tariffs in India have dropped 25 percent in the past 12 months—making solar energy more affordable for more people. He reported also that more than three gigawatts of solar capacity have been added over the past year and that the government is pushing for an additional twelve gigawatts of solar capacity in 2017.“It is not outside the realm of possibility,” Sharda said. IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: ‘End Game’ for Coal Imports in Indialast_img read more

US Legislators Want Declaration Made Regarding Guyana’s Election

first_imgCMC The CCJ, which is Guyana’s highest court, also indicated that it wanted to re-assure the entire world and specifically the people of Guyana that it “will treat with this matter on the basis of what is submitted. “We extend our support and solidarity to the people of Guyana, who have borne more than their fair share of patience during this process. For their sake, the future of democracy and the rule of law in our hemisphere, the ongoing uncertainty and gamesmanship must end.,” they said in their statement. “We share in the frustration expressed by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of American States (OAS), and other international stakeholders, and call on the Guyanese authorities to issue an official election declaration that reflects the results of the March 2nd election which were confirmed in the official recount by CARICOM’s observer mission.” They are calling on President David Granger to “honour the will of the Guyanese people and concede. The statement issued by Jim Risch, Bob Menendez, chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, comes even as the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is yet to rule on an appeal filed by two members of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C). But in their statement, the US lawmakers said “nearly four months since their national election, the Guyanese people are still waiting for an official result following the general and regional elections in their nation. This is unacceptable. They said that recent reports suggest “questionable manoeuvres by interested parties designed to continue forestalling a final declaration of results, which members of the press say indicates a defeat for the incumbent government”. GEORGETOWN, Guyana –Four members of the United States Foreign Relations Committee Friday described the non-release of Guyana’s official election as “unacceptable”. The CCJ has said it has given no indication as to whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear the appeal filed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and the party’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali in relation to a Court of Appeal ruling. The CCJ will begin hearing arguments on Wednesday next week. ‘We are not going to have regard to anything outside of this Court,” Justice Adrian Saunders told the parties on Thursday.last_img read more