The Energy Committee made a representation to the Chairman of Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) on August 16th recommending desirable policy changes to the Gujarat solar and wind power policies. Presently, three solar and wind energy policies i.e., Wind Power Policy 2016, Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2018 and Solar Power Policy 2021 are under implementation in Gujarat. These policies allow renewable power installation up to 50% of the contract demand. For energy intensive industries, price of power is a major cost. The capacity restrictions are a barrier for them to expand, lower cost and move to cleaner energy sources, hence AMCHAM requested a removal of these capacity restrictions.
Request for intervention to facilitate the loading of Essar Cargo for LNG Canada Project at Essar Port
The Energy Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Joint Secretary (Americas), DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry on 26th April 2022 with a request for intervention to facilitate the loading of Essar Cargo for LNG Canada Project at Essar Port i.e., allow the named cargo for the LNG Canada project, fabricated in Hazira, Gujarat to be loaded from Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd. under special permission which overrides the disputes between the existing and new owners for the infrastructure and is obstructing the loading of the Essar Cargo
Request for consideration: Draft Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 (“Amended Rules”) dated January 18th 2022
The Energy Committee at AMCHAM made a representation to the Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on 9th March 2022, with a request for consideration of key concerns on Draft Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 (“Amended Rules”) dated January 18th, 2022. These included challenges and suggested recommendations related to definitions & registration requirements introduced in the draft notification, clarifications on marking and labelling requirements, recommendation on compliance timelines and recommendations towards graded penalty & appeal structure towards environmental compensation