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March 21, 2019, Thursday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

76,000 premature deaths due to non-compliance of emission standard for coal plants in India, says study

76,000 premature deaths due to non-compliance of emission standard for coal plants in India, says study

About 76,000 premature deaths could have been averted if coal power plants in the country had implemented on time the emission standard norms notified by the Environment Ministry in 2015, according to a study by a green body.

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SHAKTI impact reduce dependence on costlier sources of coal, save on fuel costs

SHAKTI impact reduce dependence on costlier sources of coal, save on fuel costs

Coal Ministry's new Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India (SHAKTI) has started showing results as a study conducted by global analytics company CRISIL

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Stranded asset risk to drag net thermal capacity addition, says study

Stranded asset risk to drag net thermal capacity addition, says study

Faced with clear stranded asset risk and difficulty in accessing capital, the country's thermal power sector is projected to witness just 3,000 megawatt (Mw) net capacity addition annually in this financial year FY19 and through FY20.

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Power bills: Nirupam slams MERC over 2-member inquiry panel

Power bills: Nirupam slams MERC over 2-member inquiry panel

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam Friday criticised Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC) decision to appoint a committee to look into reasons for `increased’ electricity bills in the city.

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Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power

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‘Need new tech, tools in power department’

‘Need new tech, tools in power department’

Power officials from all over the country who gathered in Ranchi for a two-day national meet on ‘Regulatory Framework In Electricity Industry in India’ stressed that new IT initiatives like prepaid meters and relevant regulations

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Govt to move court to disgorge assets of errant IL&FS officials

Govt to move court to disgorge assets of errant IL&FS officials

The government will move the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to disgorge the assets of errant managers in the distressed Infrastructure Lease & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS).

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Gas theft case: HC seeks response from Reliance, others

Gas theft case: HC seeks response from Reliance, others

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) and its partners on the government’s petition accusing it of “unjust enrichment of over $1.729 billion” by siphoning gas from deposits they had no right to exploit.

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Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM seeking early clearance for strategic oil reserves project

Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM seeking early clearance for strategic oil reserves project

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday wrote to chief minister Naveen Patnaik seeking state government's cooperation for grounding of the Rs 6500 crore strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) project at Chandikhol in Jajpur district.

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Modi's LPG scheme reduced household air pollution: Study

Modi's LPG scheme reduced household air pollution: Study

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to provide every household Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) replacing wood or coal fuel, has been found useful in tackling household air pollution, a new report said.

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OPEC output cut deal to make fuels costlier, strain govt finance ahead of LS polls

OPEC output cut deal to make fuels costlier, strain govt finance ahead of LS polls

Like all good things, the current run of declining fuel prices appears set to end as OPEC, the grouping of 14 major oil exporting countries, on Friday stitched a last-minute deal to throttle output by 1.2 million barrels per day

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Saudi to aid India in case of oil shortfall

Saudi to aid India in case of oil shortfall

Saudi Arabia has promised to augment its crude oil export to India in case of any shortfall in the supply from Iran in the wake of United States sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation.

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India hopes to double ethanol blending to 8% in 2018-19 sugar season

India hopes to double ethanol blending to 8% in 2018-19 sugar season

The government backs the sugar industry’s demand for more financial assistance to enhance the ethanol capacity as for the first time India hopes to double blending with petrol to 8 per cent in the 2018-19 sugar season, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.

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US will review waiver for India on Iran oil exports after 6 months, says US under secretary Mark W Menezes

US will review waiver for India on Iran oil exports after 6 months, says US under secretary Mark W Menezes

A month after granting waivers to India and seven other countries from sanctions on Iran oil exports, a top US official said that the waivers would be reviewed after six months.

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India's current account deficit in Q2 hits four-year high on oil price rise

India's current account deficit in Q2 hits four-year high on oil price rise

High oil prices pushed India`s current account deficit in July-September to its widest in over four years, according to data released by the central bank on Friday.

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Flurry of highway project contracts being awarded, but implementation lagging

Flurry of highway project contracts being awarded, but implementation lagging

Roads have always been the sweet spot within the infrastructure sector. Since the 2015 launch of Bharatmala Pariyojana, a centrally funded roads and highways project, the Central government has awarded 4,466 kilometres

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Work of Chandani Chowk flyover to commence soon as PMC acquires 90 per cent land

Work of Chandani Chowk flyover to commence soon as PMC acquires 90 per cent land

The work of the Chandani Chowk flyover will is likely to commence by this month end, as the Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has finally managed to acquire 90 per cent of the land for it.  

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NHAI focuses on sustainable, green road development: Member

NHAI focuses on sustainable, green road development: Member

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) said it is focusing on sustainable, safe and green development of road projects in the country. "Despite pressure of constructing road infrastructure with speed,

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This Indian Railways device set to turn boon for waitlisted passengers in real time; check details here

This Indian Railways device set to turn boon for waitlisted passengers in real time; check details here

Good news for waitlisted passengers. Indian Railways has started providing their Train Ticket Examiners (TTE) with hand-held terminals (HHT) to check & inform reservation status instantly to passengers and also to the next station on a running train.

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Train 18 at 180 kmph! Watch phenomenal video of the engine-less train scorching Indian Railways tracks

Train 18 at 180 kmph! Watch phenomenal video of the engine-less train scorching Indian Railways tracks

Train 18, scorching the Indian Railways tracks, at an amazing speed of 180 kmph is a feast for every Indian’s eyes! A video of Indian Railways’ first semi-high speed engine-less train during its speed trials  

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