Daily Archive: April 23, 2012

MoEF fast-tracks green clearance for coal-based projects

Coal-based power producers have crossed yet another hurdle as the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has accepted a long-pending demand for parallel processing of environment and forest clearances instead of sequential clearances. This...

India’s Energy Crisis: Demand Outpacing Supply

Electrical power in India is controlled by one company, the 90-percent state-owned behemoth Coal India Ltd., which also happens to be the largest coal-mining firm on the planet. Two years ago, when CIL went...

Power sector employees threaten agitation in 7 cities

Power sector engineers and employees have threatened to launch agitation against the privatisation of electricity in seven cities, including the state capital. Convenor of Power Employees Joint Action Committee Shailendra Dubey alleged that industrial...

Imported natural gas may fuel power, fertilizer production

India’s quest to significantly boost its power generation capacities and the production of fertilizers such as urea in the next five-seven years could make it extremely dependent on imported natural gas, government officials and...

Diversion of extra coal by UMPPs to be scrapped

With CAG breathing down their necks, power and coal ministries have agreed that a blanket relief to ultra mega power projects to divert excess coal to other power plants be scrapped, starting with Reliance...

Offshore wind energy panel formed

In a bid to give a big thrust to wind power, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constituted an Offshore Wing Energy Steering Committee (OWESC) under the chairmanship of Secretary, MNRE...

Neyveli plans 2,000-Mw plant with Odisha PSU

Chennai-based Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC), a navratna public sector unit, has evinced interest in setting up a 2,000-Mw coal-fired power unit in Odisha through a joint venture (JV) with a state government owned...