Daily Archive: April 23, 2013

Four hydro projects await environmental clearances

Four hydro power projects, having a total generation capacity of 1,472 MW, are awaiting environmental clearances, Parliament was informed today. These projects are in Karnataka, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. “Four hydro electric projects,...

CIL to engage CIMFR for neutral coal quality for NTPC

Failing to reach a consensus on joint sampling, Coal India has decided to engage the newly formed national laboratory Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad, for neutral coal quality certification for...

Off-grid Solar Powered Wi-Fi

It’s increasingly clear that our current centralized energy and financial systems fail the poor and as a result, a sustainable future is distributed. Already we’re seeing entrepreneurs making this vision reality by leveraging off-grid mobile...

China files solar WTO complaint

China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against photovoltaic solar subsidies in the European Union. The action on Monday represents the latest wrinkle in the trade row over solar products between...

Make India a Global Solar Energy Hub

The Indian government has unveiled draft legislation that would allow the solar industry to obtain grants covering up to 40% of installation costs.   India’s prime minister urged global companies on Wednesday to make...

Coal pool pricing plan put on backburner

The Government has decided to keep the much-talked about ‘coal price pooling’ mechanism in abeyance. Instead, it has decided to bring in different mechanisms to procure imported coal for different kind of power projects....