Daily Archive: June 19, 2012

Karnataka sign MoU for uranium mining

The Uranium Corporation of India and the Karnataka government has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a uranium ore mining and processing plant in Karnataka. UCIL proposed to invest Rs 550 crore...

PowerGrid to diversify into power distribution abroad

Power transmission monopoly PowerGrid Corporation of India is planning to get into distribution business. The company that cannot directly trade power in the domestic market due to regulatory restrictions, is scouting for power distribution...

Conference on renewable energy from July 26

With the cost of power generated using diesel at over Rs.50,000 crore every year for Indian industry and set to only go up, it is imperative to switch over to renewable energy sources. Seeking...

India ups renewable energy commitment

India’s Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy has announced the increase of the country’s 2020 renewable energy targets, from six to 15 percent. At the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), held...

China, India positive about solar job growth

China and India are optimistic that the growth of the solar market would create jobs, according to a latest survey. In celebration of the summer solstice on June 20, the day the sun shines...

Coal India unplugs 62 captive power plants

Not just Lanco Power’s unit at Chhattisgarh, Coal India has suspended coal supplies to a host of power plants including those belonging to utilities such as Tata Power and Durgapur Projects Ltd. At one...

Solar panels, bio-gas plants much in demand

Non-conventional energy projects in the district have received a boost with more and more people coming forward to install solar panels and bio-gas plants to combat power shortage. Frequent power cuts are also a...