India could phase out coal by 2050: report

India could do away with coal-fired power plants by 2050 if the cost of both renewables and battery storage keep falling at their current trajectories. The cost of solar power generation has already fallen...

Dark side of the shift to renewables

A rapid increase in renewable energy capacity will impact viability of investments in thermal power. A gradual shift is welcome  Harnessing renewable energy and protecting the environment are welcome intentions. But, how far can...

Power plants to get more time for green upgrade

The government looks set to extend the December 2017 deadline for coal-fired power stations to meet stricter emission norms, allowing time for them to consider replacing retro plants with modern units that release much...

CCI clears Reliance Infra-Adani transmission deal

The Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of power transmission business of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure by Adani group firm Adani Transmission. As per the deal, R-Infra will sell its Western Region Transmission Gujarat...