Daily Archive: December 1, 2012

‘Raise per capita power consumption’

Leading nuclear scientist S Banerjee on Thursday underlined the need for harnessing non-conventional energy sources to generate electricity. Thermal power plants create pollution as they use fossil fuels. In contrast, non-conventional energy sources are...

Wind energy sector may power up in 2013

The wind energy sector in India will see a turnaround in 2013, whether or not the incentives the industry players are fighting for are approved by the finance ministry. The industry expects to add...

Free power to farmers will continue, says AP CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy today said free power to farmers will continue in spite of various hurdles faced by the power sector. He reiterated the Government resolve to provide free...

Give renewable energy a chance

On India’s 65th Independence Day, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a promise to the people that every house in every village will be electrified in five years. Despite several such announcements in the past,...

CIL not to supply coal to power units through MoUs

Kolkata-based Coal India (CIL) has said that the firm is not going to supply coal through Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) route after December, leaving the power firms with no option other than signing fuel...

Solar developers see pain points in 1,000 MW project

Although the mood over the upcoming 1,000 MW programme of the Tamil Nadu Government is palpably upbeat, many prospective investors have pointed out several pain points in the visible contours of the programme. They...

Coal price-pooling issue may go to Cabinet

In view of the stalemate on the pooling price of coal, the issue is now set to go to the Cabinet. The Prime Minister’s Office has suggested that the Union Coal Ministry prepare a...