Renewable Energy

  • 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...
  • Time for sunrise in the solar sector in India 18-07-2013 01:31 PM

    Three months can be a long time. Take the renewable energy attractiveness index by Ernst & Young (E&Y) that ranks 40 countries on the draw of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities. In the quarter ending February 2013, India was ranked 3rd in solar photovoltaics after the US and...
  • Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan 26-06-2013 06:50 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from US power plants and other domestic actions including support for renewable energy. Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if...
  • CJ Show: Switch on the sun 09-06-2013 11:19 PM

    Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh appeals for renewable energy in Delhi. He calls for utilization of solar energy in homes for a safer environment. Brikesh turns CJ to spread his green message. ...
  • India to double renewable energy capacity by 2017: PM 17-04-2013 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: India plans to double its renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017 as part of efforts to increase efficiency of its energy use, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday. "It is proposed to double the renewable energy capacity in our country from 25000 MW in...
  • Germany to provide $ 1.3 billion for renewable energy in India 13-04-2013 01:06 PM

    Berlin: Germany will support building up of renewable energy in India by providing soft loans of up to 1 billion euros ($ 1.3 billion) for a six-year period starting in 2014. Germany's offer as part of its development cooperation with India was made in a "joint declaration of intent" signed...
  • Abdullah flags grid balancing issue for renewable energy 09-04-2013 12:47 AM

    New Delhi: Increasing renewable energy supply requires a favourable policy environment which can encourage private investment, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah said in Delhi on Monday. "In fact, in India much of the renewable energy development - especially that which is grid-connected - has taken place with private...
  • Modi's emergence will benefit Congress, says Farooq 07-04-2013 11:43 PM

    Jammu: Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said the advent of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the national scene will not pose a challenge to the Congress. "Yes, Congress will gain in big way," the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy told reporters when...
  • Will extend all possible help on renewable energy: Abdullah 06-04-2013 02:10 AM

    Raipur: Appreciating the ongoing development work in the state, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that a new India was taking shape in the newly-formed Chhattisgarh and the Centre would extend all "possible support" on renewable energy projects. "A new India is taking shape...
  • Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy 23-11-2011 10:26 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page's moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on seven projects, including Renewable Energy Cheaper...
  • Bangalore: make energy while the sun shines 22-11-2011 09:06 AM

    BANGALORE: As you enter the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fountain premises on Chowdiah Road, you realise there is an additional feature to attract visitors there " a solar energy park. It is an initiative of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development to increase awareness among the public, especially the children, on domestic and...
  • Revoke AFSPA with govt's consent: Farooq 05-11-2011 07:58 AM

    Bulandshahr (UP): Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be revoked in certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir with the approval of both Centre and state government. With the collective consent of Centre and state government AFSPA should be withdrawn from some areas of...
  • Second wind for Gamesa 17-09-2011 12:35 PM

    In early 2009, Ramesh Kymal got a phone call that changed his life. Kymal was then the managing director of the Indian subsidiary of Vestas, the biggest wind turbine maker in the world. For the past five years, Kymal had tried and failed to convince his bosses in Denmark that...
  • Joshi committee report is irrelevant now: Farooq 28-06-2011 05:09 PM

    Bajalta: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the 2G scam probe report by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi as head of previous Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is now 'irrelevant' as a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has been constituted to look into the issue. "There is a JPC now looking...
  • Why is Hillary peeping into Indian kitchens? 07-04-2011 02:32 PM

    There is little in common between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sindhu, a village belle who lives 14,000 kilometres away in South India. Sindhu is a primary school dropout, who hardly ventures out of her hamlet. She spends most of her time in daily chores such as cooking,...
  • UAE to go green with brand new city 26-02-2008 05:46 PM

    Chester-Le-Street: India are sweating on the fitness of superstar batsman Sachin Tendulkar ahead of the second one-day international against England in Southampton on Tuesday. Tendulkar missed the first one-dayer in Durham on Saturday with a recurrence of an old toe injury that left him struggling to jog. The batsman will...