The All India installed power generation capacity by November 2015 is 2,82,023.78 MW comprising 1,96,204.44 MW thermal 42,623.42 MW hydro, 5,780 MW nuclear and 37,415.53 MW Renewable sources.
Thus the thermal power is 69%, 15% hydro electricty, 13% Renewable and 2% by the Nuclear power.
Ultra Mega Power Plants
These are having a capacity of 4000 MW each and are employing super critical technology for coal based power generation. Thus they make more efficient use of coal.
The Power finance corporation is the nodal agency for the project and it handles the tasks of setting up of site and various clearances.
Then the competitive bidding selects the most successful bidder who gets the contract to operate the plant.
UDAY - Ujwal discom assurance yojana
Biggest global hydrocarbon meet organised in New Delhi was to show India’s potential in the hydrocarbon sector to the world and create an investor-friendly atmosphere here.
Climate Change commitments at 21st COP - Paris
India has taken a voluntary commitment of reducing emission intensity of its GDP by 33-35 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.
India committed to achieve about 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from nonfossil fuel based energy resources by 2030.
This shall be done with the help of
transfer of technology and low cost international finance
including from Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Potential of Renewable energy generation in States.
Four cities, namely Nagpur, Chandigarh, Mysore and Gandhinagar, are being developed as model solar cities.
GRIHA rating system - Rating government building according to energy efficient solar/green parameters.
Coral Reef Sites in India
Committee for Purpose of Control & Supervision of Experiments on Animals
National Air Quality Index (AQI)
World Wetland Day is celebrated on 2nd February
National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change
The fund is meant to assist activities to meet the cost of adaptation measures in areas that are vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) as National Implementing Entity (NIE).
GEF - Global Environment Facility
India is a founding member of GEF and it was instrumental in setting up this fund in 1991.
The GEF grants are available
The full-sized (> USD 2 m), medium-sized (up to USD 2 m) and small grants (exclusively for NGOs/CBOs up) are given.
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