Energy

  • Coal scam: CBI recommends closure report in two cases 21-04-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday recommended closure report in the FIR against JLD Yavatmal Energy and Jas Infrastructure Capital Pvt. Ltd lodged in September 2012 in the coal blocks alloaction case. The CBI said that there is lack of prosecutable evidence against the two companies. The...
  • In support of 'Earth Hour campaign' Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour 28-03-2014 07:06 PM

    Some of the iconic structures in Kolkata, including the Howrah Bridge, would go semi-dark for an hour on Saturday to support conservation of energy under the Earth Hour campaign. Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, all ornamental lights would be switched off at the famous Howrah Bridge and...
  • CBI files first chargesheet in coal scam, names Hyderabad's NPPL 10-03-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Hyderabad's NPPL. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama were also chargesheeted for cheating and conspiracy. The...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources 10-03-2014 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to file its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Odisha's NPPL, said sources. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama will be chargesheeted...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow 09-03-2014 06:24 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely...
  • Answers for India's progress: Siemens in energy and power sector 16-02-2014 11:33 PM

    In this episode of 'Answers for India's progress', we find how Siemens has not only provided technology but also infrastructure to address the increasing demand of power in the country. ...
  • MP government to light up Naxal-hit villages with solar energy 07-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxal-hit villages of the state with the help of solar energy. Under the plan, 44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62...
  • DSDS 2014: Water, agriculture and nutritional security 04-02-2014 08:16 PM

    Agriculture and allied activities account for 14.1% of India's GDP in 2011-12 but the proportion of the people dependent for employment in this sector is as high as 58.2.The average annual growth rate of agriculture during the Eleventh Plan Period was about 3.6%. However, declining per capita availability of food...
  • Renewable energy: Challenges in implementing solar energy and possible solutions 04-02-2014 07:20 PM

    India is only G20 country having excellent potential for tapping solar energy in cost effective and sustainable way with combination of Indian and international technology base. This indigenously available solar energy resource can be used gainfully for meeting country's energy requirements - thermal as well as electricity - of domestic,...
  • Need for World Class Vehicle Emission Norms 01-02-2014 05:59 PM

    Written by Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI About a decade back, the Government introduced vehicle emission standards on the basis of Mashelkar Committee on Auto Fuel Policy that laid down the road map for gradual tightening of emission norms up to 2010. The current policy, which was implemented in 2010,...
  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities 30-01-2014 08:49 AM

    Washington: The US has said that it is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities regarding its nuclear weapons. "The United States is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly," the State Department said...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power...
  • DSDS 2014: Getting Smarter in Energy Management 27-01-2014 12:58 PM

    Countries world over are today looking for smarter ways for managing their energy demand in a sustainable manner. These assume added importance for India, given its size, continuing power shortages, concerns of access and quality, rapid urbanization, and the changing life styles of people besides the increasing environmental and social...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra 20-01-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in...
  • Mumbai: Priya Dutt, Sanjay Nirupam lead protest for power tariff cut 13-01-2014 01:18 PM

    Mumbai: A protest is on in Mumbai, led by Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, seeking reduction in power tariffs in Mumbai. A crowd has already gathered outside Reliance's regional office in Kandivali and is raising slogans. The Congress has been demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Nirupam has...
  • 61-year-old barefoot woman wins 3-km race at Baramati marathon 19-12-2013 02:27 PM

    Mumbai: Latha Bhagwan Kare, a 61-year-old grandmother, who works as a farm labourer, has won the 3-km race at Baramati marathon. Kare ran barefeet wearing a nauari (9 yard) saree. Kare is originally from Buldhana and migrated to Baramati for work. According to a BBC report, an elated Kare said,...
  • Farooq's remarks on women reflects his mindset: Smriti Irani 06-12-2013 06:00 PM

    BJP leader Smriti Irani slammed Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah for making a controversial comment against women. Smriti said, "For a Union Minister to make such a remark, is extremely disgraceful and for him to say that women are now only hired so that they can be...
  • BORG Energy offers products towards power security in India homes 29-11-2013 02:44 PM

    BORG Energy India Private Limited, as a subsidiary of BORG Inc, Texas USA is specialized in the R&D, design, manufacture and supply of micro solar power plants, unveils the BORG Astra Plus Home Series, a Range of fully loaded micro solar power plants, specially designed to meet the energy needs...
  • Jharkhand Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh rules out hike in electricity tariff 27-11-2013 08:15 PM

    Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh on Wednesday ruled out any increase in electricity tariff despite the monthly loss of the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) pegged at Rs 150 crore. Earlier the loss was Rs 165 crore but there will not be any increase in the electricity tariff, Singh told...
  • Haryana: Investment banker quits job to light up Sirohi village 05-11-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: In the sleepy village of Sirohi, 60 kms from Delhi, Gauri Agarwal has lit up the lives of the villagers in less than six months. Gauri who quit her job as an investment banker decided to adopt the village. Aided by the students of the National Power Training...
  • India, US sign first commercial agreement under nuclear deal 28-09-2013 10:38 AM

    The landmark India-US civil nuclear stalled over India's 2010 nuclear liability law is finally moving forward with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and the Westinghouse Electric Company signing a preliminary commercial contract. The agreement on the first commercial deal was announced by President Barack Obama himself after...
  • India to set up world's largest solar project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan 21-09-2013 02:23 PM

    The government on Friday said it has initiated the process of setting up 4,000 MW ultra mega green solar power project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan. "The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) initiated the process of setting up the Sambhar Ultra Mega Green Solar Power Project in the 23,000 acre...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential 12-09-2013 11:41 PM

    Guwahati: Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household...
  • Using energy efficient technology can cut oil, gas, coal imports: Experts 09-09-2013 11:27 AM

    India should focus on development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in order to cut dependence on oil, gas and coal imports, said experts. "We need to take cognisance of the escalating costs of energy and thereby work towards adopting technologies which will reduce energy consumption and also reduce our dependence...
  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water 27-08-2013 03:27 AM

    Hirono: Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said it would invite foreign decommissioning experts to advise it on how to deal with highly radioactive water leaking from the site, and Japan signalled it may dip into a $3.6 billion emergency reserve fund to...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years 21-08-2013 11:07 AM

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be...
  • Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges, says outgoing nuclear chief 18-08-2013 12:00 PM

    Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday. The US and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment programme, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and...
  • President Pranab to address petroleum varsity convocation on Aug 26 10-08-2013 06:23 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Dehradunon August 26 to address a convocation function of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies at Bidholi near Dehradun, official sources said. Reviewing preparations in view of the President's proposed visit, Dehradun District Magistrate R Meenakshi Sundaram asked the officials concerned to put...
  • Uttar Pradesh looks to solar energy to bridge power shortfall 10-08-2013 03:12 AM

    Faced with acute power shortage and growing anger against incessant power cuts, the Uttar Pradesh government has stitched up a new solar initiative that will ensure additional power supply to the state. Keeping up with the new solar policy, the state government on Thursday issued a letter of intent to...
  • 42 per cent Indian kids under five years of age are underweight 09-08-2013 05:55 AM

    A total of 42 per cent children under five years of age in India are underweight. While in urban areas 32.7 per cent were underweight, in rural India the corresponding figure was 45.6 per cent, parliament was informed. Giving this information in the Rajya Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister...