ELECTRICITY

  • Delhi government slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house 3 days ago

    In ten days Arvind Kejriwal has kept two of his big promises. The price of electricity has been reduced by half for upto 400 units and free water is being given till 20,000 litres. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia made the announcement on Wednesday. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal keeps poll promises, slashes power tariff, gives 20,000 litres water free per house 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party. The government also announced free 20,000 litres of water...
  • Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995 3 days ago

    Detroit: Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495. Standard features include heated front...
  • Budget 2015 should include a package of low-cost financing, subsidies to support renewable and clean energy technology 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India is the 6th largest country in terms of power generation and consumption. According to Central Electricity Authority (CEA), at the end of March 2014, the installed power generation capacity of India stood at 243028.95 MW, while the per capita power consumption stood at 917 KWh (2012-13). The...
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. "People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and...
  • Delhi: Good news very soon on power tariff cut, free water, says CM Kejriwal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: After a week in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government was going to cut power tariff and launch a free water scheme "very soon" in line with election promises made by Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal said his government has already finalised a "blue-print"...
  • Apple aims to start making an electric vehicle as early as 2020: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people...
  • Apple sued by A123 Systems for poaching auto engineers to build a large-scale battery division February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from...
  • Delhi government will bid for coal block to produce it's own electricity February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to bid for coal blocks with an aim to set up new power plants and increase its own electricity generation from current 1,000 mega watts to 4,000 mega watts. Sources said Delhi government will write a letter to the Centre seeking its view...
  • BMW i8 hybrid electric supercar launched at Rs 2.29 crore in India February 18, 2015

    BMW India has launched the i8 hybrid electric supercar at a cool Rs 2.29 crore ex-showroom, pan-India. The car is built on an eco-friendly platform and has organic fibres and leather dyes. There is also lots of carbon fibre including the chassis. A twin-scroll turbo 231PS 3-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol motor powers...
  • Japan now has more electric car charging points than petrol pumps February 18, 2015

    Tokyo: Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations. The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units - including those inside private homes - across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations. While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service...
  • This new headset can lift your mood, relieve stress by sending electrical current via smartphone February 18, 2015

    Washington: Feeling low and lethargic? Worry not -- a new device can lift your mood at the touch of a button. Scientists have developed a headset that uses electrical impulses to alter your mood by using a smartphone. The device consists of a set of electrodes connected to a phone and...
  • Alessandro Volta's battery lights up the Google doodle on his 270th birthday February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Commemorating the 270th birth anniversary of the 18th century Italian physicist, Alessandro Volta, Google has posted an animated doodle that shows a battery lighting up the letters in Google. Volta had invented the first electrical battery, and in tune with Google's tradition of honouring individuals and events of...
  • Arun Jaitley too takes a dig at AAP on subsidised power February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was the turn of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday to take a dig at parties like Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying subsidised power cannot be provided to people without burdening tax payers. "One way by which people want to provide cheaper electricity...
  • Delhi: AAP government invites proposals for reducing electricity tariffs February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking the first move to fulfill his poll promises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed the finance and power departments to send proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half till the audits are completed by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The Chief Minister has...
  • Budget support critical for survival, say electric vehicle makers February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Fearing closure of business, electric vehicle makers have sought government support in the Budget to give a boost to the sector saying the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 must be implemented at the earliest. "For us the roll out of NEMMP 2020 is of critical importance. If it...
  • PM Modi for innovation in renewable energy for affordable power February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with limited energy sources and high cost of imports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for innovation and research to develop renewable energy like solar and wind power to provide affordable electricity to every household. Inaugurating the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet (RE-Invest), Modi called for...
  • Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Leaf, glows in the dark February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese manufacturer Nissan is perhaps the first carmaker to have come up with the idea - painting its all-electric Leaf in a coat of bright, luminescent paint. Developed in conjunction with Hamish Scott, the creator of Starpath (that luminescent spray-on coating used to light up paths in the dark),...
  • Debate, dissent, discussion, dharna four pillars of democracy: Kejriwal February 11, 2015

    In his first interview after Aam Aadmi Party's historic win in the Delhi Assembly election, party chief Arvind Kejriwal spoke on a slew of issues. He said if he was given examples of four countries where employment has increased and farmers have benefitted out of FDI in retail, he would...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • December infrastructure output grows at three-month low of 2.4 per cent February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India's annual infrastructure output growth slowed to a three-month low of 2.4 per cent in December, mainly dragged down by a sharp slowdown in electricity, coal and cement production, government data showed on Monday. The output had expanded 6.7 per cent year-on-year in November. The infrastructure sector, which comprises coal,...
  • Delhi elections: Why is Kejriwal misleading voters on water, power rates, asks BJP February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday posed five more questions to Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) chief Arvind Kejriwal. The party asked: "Why is Kejriwal brazenly misleading voters about water rates, when in fact they are exactly same as last year? Why is Kejriwal misleading voters about electricity rates, by comparing domestic...
  • Delhi elections: Will slash electricity tariff by 50 per cent, says Arvind Kejriwal January 31, 2015

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its manifesto, outlining its goals and mission for Delhi, ahead of the February 7 polls in Delhi. Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said, "We will cut electricity tariff by 50 per cent." ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal takes on the BJP over inflated electricity bills in Delhi January 17, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the BJP over inflated electricity bills in Delhi. Asks the party why they have not been able to reduce electricity bills in Delhi. ...
  • Want to jazz up your abode? Follow these 5 tips January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: It's chilly and gloomy outside, but you can make your house warm and cozy with a little bit of makeover. Pooja Sharma, design head and director, Studio 13 Design Pvt. Ltd., shares how: * Home fragrance: It can help to create a warm atmosphere. Try choosing woody aroma for diffusers....
  • A village in J&K where electricity has not been restored since 1992 January 11, 2015

    Srinagar: At a time when the Centre is trying to project India as the next super power, Gurbal village in Jammu and Kashmir is without electricity for over two decades because of apathy of administration. A flood in Gurbal in 1992 rendered thousands homeless. While the people returned to the village...
  • Delhi Electricity, water remain top priority for voters January 9, 2015

    With electricity & water tariff rising continuously on one hand & the supply being erratic during peak summers & winters. Sensing the mood of the people all political parties have made water and power their poll plank. ...
  • Gift LED bulbs on New Year, says PM Modi January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the LED (light emitting diode) bulb as a 'Prakash Path' (way to light) and appealed that gifts such as diaries and calendars on New Year should be replaced by gifts of LEDs. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New...
  • Gift LEDs on Diwali, new year, suggests Power Minister Piyush Goyal January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has suggested that LED bulbs should be gifted on special occasions like Diwali and new year. "Can we think of gifting LEDs in Diwali/Navvarsh - instead giving out dairies and sundry gifts?" Goyal tweeted...