Daily Archive: October 18, 2012

Efficient way to turn waste into resource

A staggering amount of waste is generated every day in every town and city, and the local bodies are grappling with logistics for its disposal. The problem arises as the government and individuals fail...

Abdullah meets delegations from Bulgaria, Germany

India today said it is working closely with countries like Germany and Bulgaria to boost its renewable energy sector. New and Renewal Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, who met high-level delegations from Bulgaria and Germany...

Ministry agrees to power-island Delhi

The Union Power Ministry has accepted the Delhi government’s proposal for setting up a power islanding system to insulate parts of city’s essential services from a grid failure. Details of the project were being...

R-Power’s Sasan project under Exim Bank lens

The US Export-Import (Exim) Bank is inquiring into construction safety, community resettlement and greenhouse gas emissions from Reliance Power Ltd’s Sasan power project after concerns were raised by local residents and environmental groups such...

Indian energy secretary: Integrate renewables

For India’s New and Renewable Energy Ministry Secretary Gireesh Pradhan, a gradual integration of renewable energy infrastructure into his country’s utility sector is key to bridging India’s vast electricity usage gap. “Supplement in the...

Maharashtra power row takes a new turn

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co (MahaVitaran) has sought to play down the controversy over preferential treatment to private power producers. It said while the tariff offered by the Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd...

Coal scam: Two new cases, raids at 16 locations

The CBI has registered two fresh cases against two companies for alleged forgery and cheating in connection with its probe in the coal block allocation scam and carried out searches in 16 locations, including...

India Renewable Energy Sector Analysis

Renewable energy contributes substantially to the total power generation capacity in India. In fact in FY’2012, only about 56% of the total electricity produced used coal as the source of fuel to generate electricity,...