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September 18, 2018, Tuesday

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India About To Step Up Its Renewable Energy Game

India About To Step Up Its Renewable Energy Game

A gigantic nuclear facility to be commissioned this year in India could potentially become the country's most significant renewable energy source.

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India’s EESL To Install 300 MW Of Domestically Produced PV Modules

India’s EESL To Install 300 MW Of Domestically Produced PV Modules

EESL has purchased 300 MW of solar modules at INR 20.63/kWh ($0.30/kWh) from domestic suppliers Adani Green Energy, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Tata Power Solar and Central Electronics, The Business Standard has reported.

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GIP-Led Consortium Buys Equis Energy For $5 Billion

GIP-Led Consortium Buys Equis Energy For $5 Billion

A consortium led by US fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has agreed to buy Singapore-headquartered renewable energy company Equis Energy for a record $5 billion including debt.

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Lens On Foreign Firms Investing In Indian Power Sector

Lens On Foreign Firms Investing In Indian Power Sector

high-level panel will look at possible checks on foreign firms investing in the Indian power sector, a move aimed at preventing cyberattacks on the electricity grid.

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Transcanada To Sell Ontario Solar Energy Assets For C$540 Million

Transcanada To Sell Ontario Solar Energy Assets For C$540 Million

Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday it would sell its Ontario-based solar energy portfolio to Axium Infinity Solar LP for about C$540 million ($426 million).

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ABB Sees India As A Growth Market For Microgrid Solutions

ABB Sees India As A Growth Market For Microgrid Solutions

Global power and automation player ABB is looking at India as a potential location for its microgrid solutions given the country’s huge requirement for electrification, and the government’s push for renewable energy, Markus Bruegmann, the company’s global product group manager for microgrids, Power Grids division, said.

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HC Puts Gujarat Wind Power Auction On Hold

HC Puts Gujarat Wind Power Auction On Hold

The Gujarat High Court has passed an interim order restraining the state from holding its first wind energy auction scheduled for November 1.

 

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Dr. Fatih Birol Calls On The Minister Of Power And New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh

Dr. Fatih Birol Calls On The Minister Of Power And New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh

Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), called on the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, here today.

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Japanese Nissan Tests Waters In India For Its E-Power Technology

Japanese Nissan Tests Waters In India For Its E-Power Technology

Japanese auto major Nissan today said it has started testing its e-Power technology-equipped vehicle in India as part of the strategy to enhance electric mobility in Asia.

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Obama Discriminated Against Coal, Nuclear -U.S. Energy Secretary

Obama Discriminated Against Coal, Nuclear -U.S. Energy Secretary

The United States discriminated against the nuclear and coal industries under the administration of former President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said on Wednesday.

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India Saved Rs 47,185 Crore On Higher Energy Efficiency In Three Years

India Saved Rs 47,185 Crore On Higher Energy Efficiency In Three Years

India managed to save a whopping Rs 47,185 crore in three years between 2012 and 2015 in the form of energy savings achieved on the back of robust implementation of energy efficiency measures, according to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

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India Inc Aligning Its Carbon Goal To Nation’s Climate Plan

India Inc Aligning Its Carbon Goal To Nation’s Climate Plan

Businesses in India are increasingly focusing on setting their emission reduction and renewable energy targets by aligning themselves with the country's climate action plan under the Paris Agreement, an analysis by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India said in a report released on Tuesday.

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Puerto Rico, Whitefish Energy Defend Controversial Power Contract

Puerto Rico, Whitefish Energy Defend Controversial Power Contract

Puerto Rico and Whitefish Energy Holdings on Tuesday defended their $300 million contract for the small Montana company to repair the U.S. territory's hurricane-ravaged power grid after the deal was criticized by U.S. lawmakers.

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Market Expansion Project

Underground Coal Gasification Market Expansion Projected To Gain An Uptick During 2014-2020

Global energy demand had seen an exponential growth over the decade due to changing lifestyle. At the time when natural gas prices witnessing fluctuation and coal resources are depleting, the world is witnessing a significant gap between demand and supply of energy.

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Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Over 400 Industries Reduced CO2 Emission By 2Pc In 2012-15

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) today said over 400 industries monitored by it have reduced their CO2 emissions by 31 million tonnes (MT) about 2 per cent of annual CO2 emissions between 2012-15.

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Renewable Deal

GIP To Buy Equis Energy In Record $5 Billion Renewable Deal

Investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners agreed to buy Equis Energy, a Singapore-based developer of renewable-power projects, for $5 billion including debt, a record for the industry.

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Petroleum Ministry Launches Rs 320 Cr Startup Fund

Petroleum Ministry Launches Rs 320 Cr Startup Fund

The scheme was launched here with memoranda of understanding (MoU) being signed by 36 startups for partnering with various state-run firms like Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and GAIL India, which is India’s largest gas transmission utility.

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India HMEL May Halt Naphtha Exports From 2021/22

India HMEL May Halt Naphtha Exports From 2021/22

India's HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part-owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, may halt naphtha exports from the 2021-22 fiscal year when it starts its $3.1 billion cracker, the chairman of Hindustan Petroleum Corp said.

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Joint Initiative Of Oil & Gas Sector PSUs For Funding Start-ups Takes Off

Joint Initiative Of Oil & Gas Sector PSUs For Funding Start-ups Takes Off

A joint ‘Start-up Sangam’ programme by 10 oil & gas sector PSUs to fund innovative start-ups from across the country took off here today in the presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; KD Tripathi, Secretary (Petroleum); Abhishek Ramesh, Secretary, DIPP; and other senior officials of the Petroleum Ministry.

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Crude Oil Price

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.97 Per Bbl On 24.10.2017

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$ 55.97 per barrel (bbl) on 24.10.2017.

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Al Arfaj Group Plans, Oil Refinery

Kuwait's Al Arfaj Group Plans 600,000 Bpd Oil Refinery In India

Kuwait's Al Arfaj Group plans to build a 600,000 barrels per day oil refinery and a 10 million tonnes a year liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Indian coastal state of Andhra Pradesh, the state's chief minister said on Tuesday.

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Diesel Generator Ban

Food Ministry's India Gate Event Gets Exemption From Diesel Generator Ban

The Union food processing industries ministry has been allowed to use diesel generators to power an international event, though such machines are banned in the Capital as part of a graded response action plan against air pollution.

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Energy Firms

Energy Firms Look To Expand LPG Business

Thanks to increased demand, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or cooking gas has become the favourite of all energy companies in India, including international players.

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Railways Announces Time-bound Grievance Redressal For Employees

Railways Announces Time-bound Grievance Redressal For Employees

The railways today notified a first of its kind charter for its employees guaranteeing time-bound redressal of their grievances, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here.

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Indian Railways To Revamp IRCTC Website, Launch New App To Make Ticket Bookings Easier, Faster

Indian Railways To Revamp IRCTC Website, Launch New App To Make Ticket Bookings Easier, Faster

In a bid to ensure smooth ticket-bookings on IRCTC, the Indian Railway is planning to revamp its website and launch new Android-based IRCTC mobile App.

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PPP Model

This Quote From Movie Spiderman Inspired Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

With great power comes great responsibility". The words inspired Spiderman -- as well as Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who on Wednesday said his recent moves to delegate power across all levels of the rail network were inspired by the dialogue in a Spiderman film.

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Says Mumbai To Have First AC Suburban Train From 1 January

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Says Mumbai To Have First AC Suburban Train From 1 January

The wait for air-conditioned train will finally end for passengers of Mumbai's suburban railway service, with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday saying that the first such train will be introduced on 1 January.

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First Phase Of Bharatmala Pariyojana To Start By End Of 2018: Gadkari

First Phase Of Bharatmala Pariyojana To Start By End Of 2018: Gadkari

Union minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, today presented a detailed road map of the Modi-government’s flagship road programme Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP), having a capital outlay of Rs 6.92 lakh crore.

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Rajdhani Express To Begin Service From Tripura

Rajdhani Express To Begin Service From Tripura

After Assam, the Rajdhani Express will begin its service from another northeastern state, Tripura, from Saturday, officials said here on Wednesday.

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No Shortage Of Fund In Railways For Projects Related To Passengers Safety: Rail Minister

No Shortage Of Fund In Railways For Projects Related To Passengers Safety: Rail Minister

Rail Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that there is no shortage of fund in railways for projects related to passengers’ safety and security.

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construction and expansion

Cabinet Approves Construction Of Over 83000 Km Roads

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday approved an ambitious road construction and expansion programme of over 83,000 km over the next five years with an investment of about Rs 7 lakh crore.

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Indian Railways

Indian Railways To Soon Revamp Website, Launch New Mobile App

In a bid to ensure smooth passenger services, Indian Railways is all set to revamp its existing website and bring new Android-based Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) mobile App, media reports said on Wednesday.

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