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Power minister Piyush Goyal launches new Energy Conservation Building code

Power minister Piyush Goyal launches new Energy Conservation Building code

In a bid to increase energy savings by commercial buildings, minister of power, coal, mines and new & renewable energy Piyush Goyal on Monday launched the new Energy Conservation Building code (ECBC) 2017.

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Government to issue energy conservation norms for homes in a year

Government to issue energy conservation norms for homes in a year

The government will issue energy conservation norms for residential buildings within a year, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) director general Abhay Bakre said.

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No freebies for green buildings: Goyal

No freebies for green buildings: Goyal

Power Minister Piyush Goyal today ruled out incentives like cheaper loans and other government support for adoption of Energy ConservationBuilding Code 2017.

 

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terling and Wilson bags key role in the construction of the world's largest solar plant in Abu Dhabi

Sterling and Wilson bags key role in the construction of the world's largest solar plant in Abu Dhabi

Engineering company Sterling and Wilson has bagged a key role in the construction of a solar PV plant in Sweihan, Emirates of Abu Dhabi which will be the world's largest single location solar PV plant.

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JSPL bags 0.51 tonnes coal supply for power plants

JSPL bags 0.51 tonnes coal supply for power plants

Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has secured coal linkages of over 0.51 tonnes per annum in the recently concluded coal linkage auctions under captive power sub-sector, an official statement said.

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Over 12,000 Solar Pumps Distributed To Farmers In Chhattisgarh

Over 12,000 Solar Pumps Distributed To Farmers In Chhattisgarh

Over 12,000 solar pumps have been distributed so far to the farmers at subsidised rates under ‘Saur Sujala Yojna’ in Chhattisgarh.

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Drone startup ideaForge to make two UAVs for NTPC

Drone startup ideaForge to make two UAVs for NTPC

Infosys-backed drone startup ideaForge Technology has bagged an order from energy conglomerate NTPC to supply two highly sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along with high-end programmatic sensors.

 

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India, Russia May Join Hands For Providing Nuclear Energy To Third Country

India, Russia May Join Hands For Providing Nuclear Energy To Third Country

The decision by India and Russia at the recent (June 1) annual Summit to undertake joint economic projects in third countries including in the area of clean energy have opened up possibilities of collaboration in civilian nuclear energy sector.

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CIL, SCCL Unions Defer Strike By Three Months

CIL, SCCL Unions Defer Strike By Three Months

Unions of Coal India and Singareni Collieries have deferred their three-day strike by three months. The strike was to be observed from Monday on concerns that the government would merge coal workers' provident fund with the Employees Provident Fund, which they feared would reduce retirement benefits.

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Russia To Sign Contract With India For Two Nuclear Plants

Russia To Sign Contract With India For Two Nuclear Plants

India and Russia will soon sign contracts for design and supply of equipment for Units 5 & 6 at Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) building on the General Framework Agreement and Credit Protocol for these reactors concluded at the June 1 annual summit in St Petersburg.

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Go for green homes to get cheaper loans and lower registration fee

Go for green homes to get cheaper loans and lower registration fee

In order to give a push to greener homes, the government is considering launching a scheme that would offer cheaper loans and lower registration fee for people who opt for greener residential units.

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S Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

S Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In vowed today to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia’s fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power.

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India needs solar for more than lighting

India needs solar for more than lighting

In the next five years, India plans to install 10,000 small-scale solar-power grids across the country to bring basic electrical power to communities without it.

 

 

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How new funding avenues, M&As are powering India’s renewable energy sector

How new funding avenues, M&As are powering India’s renewable energy sector

Over the last few years, India has significantly transformed its energy policy, with renewable energy emerging as the dominant source of capacity addition. This is triggered by two key factors. First, the government’s strong thrust on the area it aims to build 175 gigawatt of generation capacity by 2022, and achieve 40% cumulative power capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.

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Indian Energy Exchange files IPO papers with Sebi

Indian Energy Exchange files IPO papers with Sebi

Indian Energy Exchange has filed draft papers with capital markets regulator Sebi to float an initial public offering.

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Nepal slashes power imports by 16 percent

Nepal slashes power imports by 16 percent

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned power utility, has significantly slashed down electricity imports from India with the surge in power generation in the country.

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India: Anti-dumping case comes at crucial time for solar, says Mercom Capital Group

India: Anti-dumping case comes at crucial time for solar, says Mercom Capital Group

A petition filed by the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) calling on India’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) to introduce anti-dumping (AD) tariffs on solar imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia comes at a critical time for the country’s solar industry, says Mercom Capital Group.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 45.94 per bbl on 16.06.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 45.94 per bbl on 16.06.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 45.94 per barrel (bbl) on 16.06.2017.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Cut For Fifth Straight Day Since Daily Revision; Petrol Down By 10 Paise/litre In Delhi

Petrol, Diesel Prices Cut For Fifth Straight Day Since Daily Revision; Petrol Down By 10 Paise/litre In Delhi

Petrol and diesel prices in metro cities fell for fifth day in a row today after daily retail fuel price revision was implemented nationwide on June 16.

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Cairn Tax Dispute: I-t Dept Confiscates Dividend, Refund

Cairn Tax Dispute: I-t Dept Confiscates Dividend, Refund

The Income Tax Department has ordered coercive action against Cairn Energy of UK, including taking away over Rs 2,000 crore dividend and tax refund, to recover part of the Rs 10,247 crore retrospective tax.

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ONGC Videsh Limited shortlisted for oil, gas field auction in Mexico

ONGC Videsh Limited shortlisted for oil, gas field auction in Mexico

ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp, has been shortlisted alongside global giants like Chevron, Shell and Total to bid in Mexico's latest round of oil and gas field auction.

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Oil prices fall on further rise in US drilling, signs of slowing demand

Oil prices fall on further rise in US drilling, signs of slowing demand

Oil prices fell early on Monday, weighed down by high supplies despite an OPEC-led initiative to cut production to tighten the market.

 

 

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Oil ministry keeps ball rolling for upcoming exploration rounds

Oil ministry keeps ball rolling for upcoming exploration rounds

The ministry of petroleum and natural gas is set to hire a consultant to assist the sector regulator for the upcoming oil and gas bidding rounds under the Open Acreage Licensing (OAL)

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ONGC revives 28-year-old Bassein field, sees record output in 2018

ONGC revives 28-year-old Bassein field, sees record output in 2018

State-run explorer ONGC, for long the government's whipping boy for declining output, has managed a global feat by restoring the 28-year-old Bassein gas field on the west coast to its past glory and is poised to score record production next year.

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I kick-started ₹1 lakh crore of stalled projects: Dinesh Kumar Sarraf

I kick-started ₹1 lakh crore of stalled projects: Dinesh Kumar Sarraf

Dinesh Kumar Sarraf, chairman of the $33-billion energy major ONGC, will retire in the next couple of months. In this interview, he talks about his stint at the helm of ONGC.

 

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India: BP & Reliance Downstream & R-Series Partnership

India: BP & Reliance Downstream & R-Series Partnership

The partnership hopes to collaborate in areas including digitization and disruptive mobility trends and unconventional mobility solutions

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S. Korea plans to build liquefied natural gas plants in Iran

S. Korea plans to build liquefied natural gas plants in Iran

South Korea will build small-scale liquefied natural gas (Mini-LNG) plants in Iran to meet energy needs in remote areas of the country, media reports said.

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60% of all east-bound trains ran late in May

60% of all east-bound trains ran late in May

Rail passengers travelling to the eastern parts of the country from the north were most affected by train delays in May, according to official data obtained by The Indian Express.

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Railway apprentices seek regularisation

Railway apprentices seek regularisation

The members of All India Railway Act Apprentice Association here on Sunday conducted a signature campaign seeking regularisation of apprentices who have completed their course.

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Metro rail will improve facilities for pedestrians

Metro rail will improve facilities for pedestrians

Heading to a metro station using subways at busy junctions is set to become become hassle-free as CMRL is planning to renovate existing pedestrian subways near its stations with additional facilities .

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Infrastructure: Paradip Port eyes turning into smart industrial city

Infrastructure: Paradip Port eyes turning into smart industrial city

Looking to expand operations beyond its core business, the Paradip Port Trust has taken up a host of infrastructure projects to develop the Odisha port as a smart industrial city.

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SC to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s plea over Delhi Metro vs Delhi Airport Metro today

SC to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s plea over Delhi Metro vs Delhi Airport Metro today

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plea on Rs. 60 crore dispute case would be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday.

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L&T construction arm wins order worth Rs 2,231 crores

L&T construction arm wins order worth Rs 2,231 crores

Larsen and Toubro, an Indian multi-national conglomerate, headquartered in Mumbai, engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and the financial services on June 19,2017 won the order valued Rs 2,231 crores across various business segments which include building and factories business, power transmission and distribution business, water and effluent treatment business.

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