Government plans nuclear watchdog with limited powers

A new Bill introduced in Parliament for setting up a Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority (NSRA) could result in a regulatory system much weaker than the existing one. Currently, the nuclear industry is regulated by the Atomic Energy Regulatory...

GMR Energy Faces Court Case Over Chhattisgarh Project

GMR Energy’s upcoming 1,370 MW coal-fired Chhattisgarh project faces a court case for carrying out construction work before getting permission from the state government, Chief Minister Raman Singh told the state assembly Thursday. “The...

Haryana’s first gas-based power plant

Haryana’s first gas-based power projectis likely to come up in Faridabad in the next few years. The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL) has obtained environment clearance for the 1,500MW gas-based power project in Mothuka and...

CIL operating 239 mines sans green nod: CAG

State-run Coal India (CIL) is running 239 mines in its seven coal producing subsidiaries without environment clearances, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said today. “In all, 239 mines in seven coal producing subsidiaries,...

Inkjet Printing to Create Solar Devices

Engineers at Oregon State University, Australia have discovered a way to create solar devices with inkjet printing. This approach would dramatically reduce waste material by 90%. More importantly, the “hit print” manufacturing method will...

IT in Power Sector

Information Technology (IT) has the potential to contribute significantly in the power reforms process, particularly in the areas of business process automation, revenue and commercial management, distribution system automation, consumer relationship management (CRM) and...

Stakeholders to challenge tariff hike

NEW DELHI: As discoms continue to demand steep tariff hikes, power sector experts say the only way to improve performance is to introduce competition in the power sector. Though this was pivotal to the...

PFC FPO subscribed 4.32 times

The follow-on public offering (FPO) of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) was subscribed 4.32 times shares offered till 6 pm on Friday, the last day of bidding for the issue. Final subscription numbers for...