Daily Archive: January 4, 2016

India’s solar surge may slash coal imports

Dramatic cost declines in solar power tenders in India have shaken up expectations on pricing for the renewable fuel and have triggered warnings that the country’s need for thermal coal imports will be much...

TN must join discom revamp scheme: Goyal

The Centre is hopeful of getting the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) on board a relief package to wipe off its accumulated losses and make the power utility viable. At present there...

Mahagenco: Stricter norms to contain power plant pollution

In order to reduce air pollution by mushrooming coal-fired thermal power generation units, union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has formulated stricter pollution control norms for these units. The Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986,...

Inter-ministerial panel for coal gas to be set up soon

The government will soon set up an inter-ministerial panel for the development of underground coal gasification in coal and lignite bearing areas. “The inter-ministerial committee will soon get the approval of the competent authority,”...