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EESL to Retrofit 4.5 Lakh Street Lights In Hyderabad

EESL to Retrofit 4.5 Lakh Street Lights In Hyderabad

The Pearl City of Hyderabad will soon be home to the world’s largest LED street lighting project wherein 4.5 lakh lights will be retrofitted.

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Funds Raised via Green Bond Issue to be Used for Renewable Energy Projects Only: REC

Funds Raised via Green Bond Issue to be Used for Renewable Energy Projects Only: REC

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) management spoke to CNBC-TV18 from London on the listing of the company's Green Bond Issuance.

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India: Telangana State Confident of Passing 5 GW Solar Threshold by 2019

India: Telangana State Confident of Passing 5 GW Solar Threshold by 2019

The Indian state of Telangana is poised to become the nation’s solar forerunner over the next two years, surging past 5 GW of installed capacity by 2019, say government officials.

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India’s Coal Ministry Proposes Easier Auction Norm For Commercial Coal Mining

India’s Coal Ministry Proposes Easier Auction Norm For Commercial Coal Mining

India’s CoalMinistry has decided to adopt a more liberal approach to auctioning coal blocks as part of a strategy to open coal mining to the private sector.

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Goa govt invites suggestions on draft solar energy policy

Goa Govt Invites Suggestions on Draft Solar Energy Policy

The Goa government has invited suggestions from the public on the draft prepared for its solar energy policy, under which it aims to generate 150 MW of power by 2022.

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Queensland Premier Rules Out Giving Financial Support To Adani

Queensland Premier Rules Out Giving Financial Support To Adani

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today ruled out giving financial support to Adani Group for its controversy-hit 21.7 billion dollars Carmichael mine project but the Indian energy giant asserted that it is moving forward on "all fronts".

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GST Shines on Renewable Energy Sector

GST Shines on Renewable Energy Sector

The renewable energy sector is quite content with GST provisions. Contrary to earlier fears of sale of solar equipment – panels, modules and inverters – being taxed at high rates, the GST on such sales has been set at 5 per cent.

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Clean Energy Jobs See Sharp Spike in India

Clean Energy Jobs See Sharp Spike in India

India’s ambitious aim to install 160 GW of renewable energy by 2022 will have a positive impact on the country’s jobs market, a new study has predicted.

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Tata Power Completes Construction of its 187 MW Hydro Project in Georgia

Tata Power Completes Construction of its 187 MW Hydro Project in Georgia

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, through Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL) its joint venture with Norway's Clean Energy Invest AS Norway (Clean Energy) and IFC InfraVentures (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the completion of construction of its 187 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project (HPP) at a ceremony in Georgia.

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Bhutan to Supply Hydropower to Bangladesh Through India Soon

Bhutan to Supply Hydropower to Bangladesh Through India Soon

Leaders of India, Bhutan and Bangladesh may soon formally sign and join hands to build a 1,125 MW hydropower project in Bhutan as trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) on this has been finalised by the three Asian countries.

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Electric Cars In India: Here’s What Needs To Change To Make It A Reality

Electric Cars In India: Here’s What Needs To Change To Make It A Reality

With the Minister of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy stating that India eyes to have an all-electric fleet of cars by 2030, the plans for electrifying the personal mobility surely look grand right now

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Daily News & Analysis In Drastic Move, China's Top Hydropower Plants Slash Capacity

Daily News & Analysis In Drastic Move, China's Top Hydropower Plants Slash Capacity

The Three Gorges and Gezhouba, two of China's top hydropower plants, have closed capacity by as much as two-thirds, state media said on Tuesday, as torrential rains across the south triggered drastic steps to ease pressure on the Yangtze River.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.10 per bbl on 03.07.2017

Global Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket was US$ 48.10 per bbl on 03.07.2017

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$ 48.10 per barrel (bbl) on 03.07.2017.

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Petrol Pump Owners Call For Nationwide ‘No-Purchase’ Strike On July 5, ‘No Purchase-No Sale’ Strike On July 12

Petrol Pump Owners Call For Nationwide ‘No-Purchase’ Strike On July 5, ‘No Purchase-No Sale’ Strike On July 12

To protest against the daily dynamic pricing model of petrol and diesel, the industry body of petrol pumps owners- All India Petroleum Dealers’ Association (AIPDA) has called for a nationwide no-purchase agitation on July 5.

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ONGC, GSPC Deal: Oil Ministry Raises Flag Over Danger in Government Nudging PSUs to Make Sub Optimal Investments

ONGC, GSPC Deal: Oil Ministry Raises Flag Over Danger in Government Nudging PSUs to Make Sub Optimal Investments

The petroleum ministry has turned introspective on the practice of asking oil PSUs to acquire energy assets that might not necessarily make business sense to them.

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Indian Oil Corporation Launches 450-kg Jumbo Cylinder in Coimbatore

Indian Oil Corporation Launches 450-kg Jumbo Cylinder in Coimbatore

Indian Oil Corporation today launched 450-kg Indane Jumbo LPG cylinder in the Indian market. Indane Jumbo called the “Mini-Bulk” is available in minimum footprint size with a flow rate of up to 2,000 kg/hour and does not require license to use.

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Indraprastha Gas Looks to Piggyback on GAIL to Expand Beyond Delhi-NCR

Indraprastha Gas Looks to Piggyback on GAIL to Expand Beyond Delhi-NCR

Indraprastha Gas (IGL) is looking to piggyback on its parent GAIL (India) to expand its business beyond the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates 1st Mother Dairy SAFAL Outlet in Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates 1st Mother Dairy SAFAL Outlet in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar became the third city in the country with Safal Stores at petrol pumps, after successful running in Delhi NCR and Bangalore, selling fresh & quality vegetables and fruits at affordable rate.

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Diesel Imports Intensify, May be Curbed by Monsoon

Diesel Imports Intensify, May be Curbed by Monsoon

India's diesel imports have intensified with state-owned refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) entering the spot market on Tuesday to seek its seventh cargo of the fuel for July, trade sources said. But imports could slow as monsoon season starts in India, they added.

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ONGC Buys Into Namibian Offshore

ONGC Buys Into Namibian Offshore

India's ONGC Videsh has signed definitive binding agreements with Tullow Oil to acquire a 30% stake in a license offshore Namibia, marking its entry into the Namibian offshore.

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IOC Plans To Buy N American Sour Crude For First Time

IOC Plans To Buy N American Sour Crude For First Time

State-owned Indian Oil Corp issued its first ever tender to buy high-sulphur, or sour, crude from North America as it seeks to diversify imports, three trade sources said on Tuesday.

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Indian Refiners Tap Spot Crude Market to Feed Increased Capacity

Indian Refiners Tap Spot Crude Market to Feed Increased Capacity

Indian companies have stepped up purchases of high-sulphur crude oil from the Middle East and Russia in the spot market to feed demand from expanded refining capacity, trade sources said.

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Bengaluru Home-Delivery Fuel Firm Hits Roadblock

Bengaluru Home-Delivery Fuel Firm Hits Roadblock

A city-based startup which recently started a first-of-its-kind door delivery of diesel here, has hit a roadblock, after Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation directed state-run oil marketing companies and private retailers not to sell fuel to it, citing “safety.”

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China, Belgium Among Nine Countries Keen to Redevelop India's Railway Stations

China, Belgium Among Nine Countries Keen to Redevelop India's Railway Stations

China, Singapore, Canada and Belgium are among nine countries which have shown interest in joining the Indian Railways' ambitious station redevelopment programme across the country.

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Modi, Japanese PM To Launch Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Proj In Sep

Modi, Japanese PM To Launch Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Proj In Sep

The ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will soon be a reality, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe presiding over the ground-breaking ceremony in Gandhinagar, likely to take place on September 17.

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Germany To Study Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru Train Route For High Speed Rail Project

Germany To Study Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru Train Route For High Speed Rail Project

Known for its expertise in the high speed rail sector, Germany will conduct a feasibility study for running trains at a speed of about 300 kmph on the 450 km long Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route.

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Train Manufactured For Kolkata Metro Flagged Off From ICF In Chennai

Train Manufactured For Kolkata Metro Flagged Off From ICF In Chennai

Railway Board chairman A K Mittal on Tuesday flagged off an eight-coach train manufactured by Integral Coach Factory ( ICF ) in Chennai for Kolkata Metro The coaches of the train are on a par with any other metro coaches currently available in India when it comes to technology, ICF said in a statement.The coaches have electrically operated automatic sliding …

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India Needs Alternative Growth Model to Avoid Resources Running Dry, Says European Commission

India Needs Alternative Growth Model to Avoid Resources Running Dry, Says European Commission

India needs to develop an alternative, sustainable growth model to avoid depleting its resources at the current pace and make the same mistakes as the developed world, an EU green expert who is working with the country has warned.

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