Daily Archive: March 9, 2015

Coal imports to touch 265 MT in FY’17

A slew of steps like removal of regulatory hurdles are underway to enhance India’s coal output in a bid to curb rising imports that may touch 265 MT in FY’17, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal...

Can India achieve its 100 GW solar target?

When the previous government launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in early 2010, the target of 22 GW by 2021-22 was considered unrealistic by most solar experts. Solar was considered too expensive...

Solar energy may power Vashi station complex

NAVI MUMBAI: The Vashi Railway Station Commercial Complex Ltd (VRSCCL) is planning to tap solar energy. The complex receives ample sunshine and has the advantage of terrace space of around 1.5 lakh sq ft....

Changing gears: ABB draws power from solar biz

The thrust provided by the Narendra Modi-led government to solar power generation inIndia spells good news for ABB India, which has been manufacturing in the country Indialong before the Prime Minister’s recent emphasis on...

DMICDC’s star power plant yet to take off

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi backing the Japan-funded Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor DevelopmentCorporation (DMICDC), a gas-based power plant, proposed to be set up by Toshiba Corporation for an industrial park in Manesar, Haryana, continues...

BHEL commissions 660MW thermal unit in Bihar

NEW DELHI: State-run BHEL has commissioned another 660MW super-critical or energy efficient unit of NTPC’s Barh thermal power project in Bihar. Meanwhile, the company said it is presently executing orders for 36 sets of...

Gare Palma most sought after coal cluster

The Gare Palma cluster of coal blocks has emerged as most sought after among the 29 state-owned entities who are vying for allotment of 43 Schedule II and III coal blocks. Altogether nine state...

Coal auction: Day 4 rakes in over Rs 6K cr

The government on Sunday auctioned three coal blocks to garner over Rs 6,000 crore taking the total proceeds from the auction of mines to over Rs 1.5 crore. The bidding lasted for over twelve...