Tagged: Environment

Coal projects: Environment ministry eases clearance rule

The Union environment ministry has decided to consider group clearances for adjacent mines of Coal India Limited (CIL), the near-monopolist in the sector, rather than considering individual project proposals. There would be only one...

Environmentalists oppose power plant at Sundarbans

A department of environment (DoE) official said: “We have received a preliminary environment impact assessment report. The flora and fauna of the Sundarbans, lying within a radius of 25km of the proposed power plant,...

89 power projects await eco, forest clearance: Govt

Environment and forest clearance for 89 power projects is pending with the Government, the Lok Sabha was informed today. While 41 power projects are awaiting environment clearance, 48 power projects require diversion of forest...

MoEF fast-tracks green clearance for coal-based projects

Coal-based power producers have crossed yet another hurdle as the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has accepted a long-pending demand for parallel processing of environment and forest clearances instead of sequential clearances. This...

MoU for Jindal Synfuels’ CTL project soon

The stage is set for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Orissa government and Jindal Synfuels for setting up of a Rs 60,000 crore coal-to-liquid (CTL) project by the latter....

NPC pursues capacity addition plans

State-run Nuclear Power Corporation is pursuing plant development work in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Harayana despite opposition to nuclear power generation. These projects are based on procurement of nuclear reactors, especially...

Tax conundrum in power

The finance ministry will have to walk a tightrope between protecting the interest of domestic power equipment manufacturers and boosting generation capacity in the budget. At present, projects of less than 1,000 megawatt of...

Suzlon’s arm REpower ties up 750 million euro debt

Suzlon Energy’s subsidiary, REpower Systems SE has signed an agreement with a consortium of banks led by BayernLB, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft and Deutsche Bank AG for a syndicated loan of 750.0 million euros. “This is...

NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year

State-owned National Thermal Power Corp’s mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually when it is fully operational, said a company...