ENERGY

  • MEA terms Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success 14 hours 41 minutes ago

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success; meeting Sharif a normal courtesy: MEA 15 hours 33 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Top diplomats of the eight-member SAARC grouping on Sunday discussed cooperation on a range of issues like combating terrorism, poverty alleviation, energy security and climate change. Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and other top diplomats met at the 41st meeting of SAARC Standing Committee ahead of the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • World is looking at India with great respect, blogs PM Narendra Modi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, a day after he ended a visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. Writing in his blog, Mr Modi also said that the G-20 nations had agreed to battle black money...
  • Nepal, India sign historic Power Trade Agreement October 21, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal inked a historic Power Trade Agreement (PTA), allowing exchange of electricity and opening up new vistas of cooperation in the hydropower sector. During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal in August, the two sides had agreed to sign the agreement that would allow...
  • India's 1st renewable energy investors meet to be held in February 2015 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to attract large - scale investment in the country's renewable sector, India will host its first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo - 'RE-INVEST' - from February 15 to 17 next year. To be organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in...
  • Madhya Pradesh could soon be country's ideal state: Piyush Goyal September 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh could emerge as an ideal state because of its growth in sectors like energy, agriculture and IT, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. "The way Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is progressing in the field of energy, agriculture, tourism and IT...
  • Flight MH17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine September 10, 2014

    Hrabove: A child's skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier's logo were lined up alongside...
  • Narendra Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nucleararmed country. India has been pushing for an agreement with Japan...
  • Railways to harness green power to reduce hefty energy bill August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have firmed up plans to harness solar and wind power as part of its move to tap renewable energy in a big way to reduce the fuel bill substantially. The total fuel bill of railways during the current financial year has been estimated to be a whopping Rs...
  • Vladimir Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina July 13, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence in the region. Argentina has been building nuclearpowered electricity plants to revive its nuclear programme and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels amid...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • India needs to invest $834 bn for lower emissions by 2030 May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India will have to invest $834 billion in the two decades ending 2030 to reduce its emission intensity to gross domestic product by 42 per cent over 2007 levels, according to a Planning Commission expert group. According to the final report of the expert group on low carbon strategies...
  • Essar investors appeal to India, UK against takeover April 28, 2014

    London: Minority investors in Essar Energy have appealed to the Indian and British governments to intervene to head off a forced takeover by its majority owner at a price they say undervalues the company. Essar Energy is listed in London but remains 78 per centowned by Essar Group, an Indian conglomerate...
  • Coal scam: CBI recommends closure report in two cases April 21, 2014

    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 companies...
  • In support of 'Earth Hour campaign' Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour March 28, 2014

    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 the...
  • CBI files first chargesheet in coal scam, names Hyderabad's NPPL March 10, 2014

    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...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources March 10, 2014

    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 March 9, 2014

    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 to...
  • Answers for India's progress: Siemens in energy and power sector February 16, 2014

    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 Naxalhit villages with solar energy February 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxalhit villages of the state with the help of solar energy. Under the plan, 44 Naxalaffected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62 crore,...
  • DSDS 2014: Water, agriculture and nutritional security February 4, 2014

    Agriculture and allied activities account for 14.1% of India's GDP in 201112 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...
  • Renewable energy: Challenges in implementing solar energy and possible solutions February 4, 2014

    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 February 1, 2014

    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, envisages...
  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities January 30, 2014

    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 January 29, 2014

    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 signed...
  • DSDS 2014: Getting Smarter in Energy Management January 27, 2014

    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 January 20, 2014

    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 January 13, 2014

    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...