ENERGY

  • Ahead of summers, journey of Rasna 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    The household cooling drink for decades 'Rasna' and its journey till date. ...
  • Will next week's solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany? March 15, 2015

    Berlin: Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany? Experts say the country's electricity grid, which relies increasingly on renewable energy, faces a crucial test on the morning of March 20, when the moon will pass in front of the sun and block up to 82 percent...
  • Solar plane pilots urge India to adopt clean energy March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city...
  • Solar-powered aircraft makes first stop at Ahmedabad, likely to stay for 3 days March 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, which landed in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night is likely to stay in the city for two-three days before leaving for Varanasi. The aircraft is on an around-the-world journey and would fly without a drop of fuel as it is propelled solely by...
  • Solar-powered plane to make its first round-the-world trip on March 9 March 9, 2015

    Dubai: Just after dawn on Monday, Swiss pioneers will embark on the first round-the-world trip ever attempted with a solar-powered plane. Solar Impulse founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg said in a statement Sunday that they hope to encourage the replacement of "old polluting technologies with clean and efficient...
  • RK Pachauri gets interim anticipatory bail till March 27, barred from entering or contacting TERI February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The Energy Research Institute chief RK Pachauri was granted an interim anticipatory bail till 27th March on Thursday in the sexual harassment charge leveled against him by a TERI employee. The court has granted bail on conditions that he has to join the investigation as and when asked for....
  • India approves NTPC's 15,000 MW solar power projects February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved state-run power producer NTPC Ltd's plans to set up 15,000 megawatt of grid-connected solar projects, which would be completed in three tranches. The rapidly falling cost of solar power has ignited interest in its potential in Asia's third-largest economy, which relies on coal...
  • LPG from water, oil and sunlight? A Bengaluru scientist claims breakthrough February 24, 2015

    Bengaluru: In what is possibly a major breakthrough, a scientist in Bengaluru claims to have invented a device that could make LPG using just water, vegetable oil and sunlight. Bengaluru's Scalene Energy Research Institute Chairman Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar says the device, known as Hydrodetector, is a specially designed reactor...
  • Rail Budget likely to have a slew of green initiatives February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Use of solar energy in a big way, launching of waste-to-energy project and proliferation of CNG in train operations are some of the green initiatives likely to be announced in the Rail Budget this time. Besides an elaborate exercise of water conservation including setting up of water recycling plants...
  • Fresh nuclear leak detected at Fukushima plant in Japan February 22, 2015

    Tokyo: Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced on Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said the sensors, which were rigged to a gutter that pours rain and ground...
  • Delhi Police may call RK Pachauri for questioning February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police may soon call RK Pachauri, Director General (DG) of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), following registration of a case of molestation and sexual harassment against him on a complaint from a research associate working in his office. The case was registered on Wednesday night after the...
  • As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for renewable energy, four engineering students in Chennai have invented a solar-powered scooter. The idea behind the eco-friendly scooter is to reduce people's dependence on fossil fuels. Sharath Rajan, student at SA Engineering College, said, "Nowadays many of us are using petrol...
  • Renewable energy ministry seeks incentives for solar sector February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The renewable energy ministry has sought incentives such as excise duty exemption and 10-year tax holiday in the forthcoming budget to give a boost to the solar energy sector. In its suggestions to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy...
  • PM Modi dig at AAP over reduced power bills February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In an apparent dig at AAP over its poll pledge to reduce power bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wondered how such promises could be made by political parties in states which are dependent on electricity supply from outside. "During every election, political parties promise free power...People need...
  • 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...
  • Apple to buy $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time. The First Solar plant, with the capacity to power the equivalent...
  • Energy drinks trigger hyperactivity in school children February 10, 2015

    New York: Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, reveals a new study. The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount of sweetened beverages school children drink. The...
  • Make 'Renewable Energy' in India February 4, 2015

    Renewable energy has been one of the identified sectors under National Programme on 'Make in India'. Make in India lists out vast potential of renewable energy resources in the country, its facilitative measures, and its import dependency as some of the drivers for this sector, and rightly so. In fact...
  • Centre approves plan to make Delhi free of petrol, diesel generators, says Piyush Goyal February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday that the Centre has approved a plan to make Delhi diesel and petrol generator-free. Talking to the media, he said, "We want to make Delhi free of diesel generators and inverters through short-term and long-term...
  • Need to ramp up power generation from green sources: Suresh Prabhu January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that there is a need for increasing power generation from green sources and the government aims to have 1 lakh MW renewable power capacity in the next few years. "We really need to introduce a huge element of renewable energy and...
  • Clean energy: US to place investment officer in India January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: To mobilise private capital in the clean energy sector, the US has agreed to place a field investment officer in India apart from hosting a series of events to overcome strategic barriers in accelerating institutional and private financing. "USAID will install a field investment officer in India this summer...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan court extends stay against construction of nuclear plants December 13, 2014

    Karachi: A local court here has extended for another week its stay order restraining the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) from carrying out work on the two nuclear power plant projects in Karachi without adhering to environmental laws. The Sindh High Court on Friday extended the stay after hearing the PAEC...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • Modi tweets in Russian to welcome Russian President Putin to India on Thursday December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared tweets in Russian to welcome President Vladimir Putin to India on Thursday and said he was delighted to welcome Putin to the country and was looking forward to a productive visit "that will take India-Russia ties to newer heights". "Times have changed, our friendship...
  • MEA terms Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success November 27, 2014

    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 November 27, 2014

    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 November 27, 2014

    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...