State stares at 200-cr loss in solar energy

KOLKATA: West Bengal has already lost Rs 200-crore investment in solar energy sector since the cost for solar energy units here is higher than states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, where solar radiation is...

Changed power supplier? Pay more

MUMBAI: Non-domestic, commercial, industrial, temporary and advertising power consumers in Mumbai and Maharashtra who have switched suppliers will have to pay more for electricity. Similarly, residential consumers who have a single-phase connection and consume...

R-Power scraps yet another project, this time in Raigad

Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Power  (R-Power) wants to scrap its proposed 4,000 megawatts (MW) power project at Shahpur in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, reports CNBC-TV18 quoting sources. It has written to the Raigad District Collector withdrawing from the project....

Adani Power down on tribunal order

Adani Power shares fell over 3.5 percent after reports said that the Appelette Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) on Thursday rejected its appeal against an earlier order by Gujarat state electricity regulator, dealers said. In its earlier...

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,...