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How Much Crop Residue Can Be Used As Fuel In Power Plants: NGT Asks NTPC

The National Green Tribunal today directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to inform it how much agricultural residue, in “pellet” form, it can use as raw material along with coal in power plants for power generation.

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Coal-Based Power Plants Set To Miss Emission Norm Deadline

Coal-Based Power Plants Set To Miss Emission Norm Deadline

At a time when pollution-related deaths in India has seen a 17 per cent increase, most power plants in the country have not even started the planning to meet the strict emission norms that will come into effect from December 2017.

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Siemens To Cut 6,900 Jobs Across Its Energy Businesses

Siemens plans to cut about 6,900 jobs across its businesses supplying the power generation and oil and gas industries, which have been hit by the rapid growth of renewable energy.

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Saubhagya Web-Portal Launched

R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal in the capital on Thursday.

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Power Reforms

Government Allocates Additional Power To Jammu And Kashmir To Meet Their Winter Power Demand

In view of increase in the power requirement in State of Jammu & Kashmir with the onset of winter, Government has decided to allocate an additional 792 Megawatts for Jammu and Kashmir.

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Government Allocates Additional Power To Jammu And Kashmir To Meet Their Winter Power Demand

Government Allocates Additional Power To Jammu And Kashmir To Meet Their Winter Power Demand

If the State requires more power, the Government of India will consider allocating additional power to the State, read an Indian government statement.

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'Will Plants Follow Emission Norm For Coal-based Power?'

'Will Plants Follow Emission Norm For Coal-based Power?'

It is a classic case of one ministry proposing and another disposing of. A new analysis of the coal-based power sector by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) indicates that the sector

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B'lore To Chennai In 20 Mins? K'taka Ropes In Hyperloop One For Feasibility Study

B'lore To Chennai In 20 Mins? K'taka Ropes In Hyperloop One For Feasibility Study

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, a startup backed by Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson to create ultra-high-velocity transportation solution on Thursday has signed a MoU with Karnataka government to conduct a feasibility study in Bangalore.

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Only 10 Mining Leases Start Operations In Goa Post-Monsoon

Only 10 Mining Leases Start Operations In Goa Post-Monsoon

After the end of the monsoon season, iron ore extraction activity has started in Goa but the pace has been slow.

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Delhi Pollution: NTPC To Float Tender For Buying Farm Stubble

Delhi Pollution: NTPC To Float Tender For Buying Farm Stubble

Power minister R.K. Singh said on Thursday that state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will float a tender to buy farm stubble at Rs5,500 per tonne for power plants, a move that will check farmers from burning it—a key source of pollution in the national capital region 

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After Tata And Arcelormittal, Liberty House Looks To India To Acquire Stressed Assets

After Tata And Arcelormittal, Liberty House Looks To India To Acquire Stressed Assets

As part of its expansion plans, Liberty House Group, which acquired the speciality steel business of Tata Steel in the UK for £100 million, has evinced interest to buy out stressed asset being put on the block under the National Company Law Tribunal-led process.

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WCA Welcomes Latest World Energy Outlook Report

WCA Welcomes Latest World Energy Outlook Report

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) declaration that coal will continue to play a vital role in the global energy mix.

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Opinion: Burning More Coal To Cut Pollution - India's Distressing Dilemma

Opinion: Burning More Coal To Cut Pollution - India's Distressing Dilemma

When burning more coal becomes your solution to pollution choking your capital city, it really is time to reassess your policy positions.

 

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Renew Power To Buy Wind Power Business Of KC Thapar Group For Rs 1,000 Crore

Renew Power To Buy Wind Power Business Of KC Thapar Group For Rs 1,000 Crore

Sumant Sinha-led ReNew Power is making a Rs 1,000-crore acquisition of wind power assets of the KC Thapar Group, helping India’s biggest renewable energy player strengthen its position in the rapidly consolidating sector.

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India’s Electric Vehicle Drive: Challenges And Opportunities

India’s Electric Vehicle Drive: Challenges And Opportunities

The year 2017 will be remembered as a significant one for defining India’s mobility architecture. From big ticket announcements on the marque Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail project to Hyperloop, India has seized its moment in the sun to announce big plans for finding next generation transportation solutions.

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Govt Planning ‘Rent A Roof’ Policy In Solar Power Push

Govt Planning ‘Rent A Roof’ Policy In Solar Power Push

The Union government is working on a “rent a roof” policy to support its ambitious plan to generate 40 gigawatts (GW) of power from solar rooftop projects by 2022, said Anand Kumar, secretary in the ministry of new and renewable energy.

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Suzlon O&M Arm Looking To Raise $250 Million From Minority Stake Sale

Suzlon O&M Arm Looking To Raise $250 Million From Minority Stake Sale

Suzlon Global Services Ltd, the operations and maintenance (O&M) subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Ltd, is looking to raise up to $250 million by divesting a large minority stake, two people aware of the plan said.

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Coal India’s Q2 Growth Touches New High

Coal India’s Q2 Growth Touches New High

Coal India Limited (CIL) zoomed into high growth, during the quarter ending September 2017, in an unprecendent performance in the history of the company.

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As Thermal Plants Continue To Be Major Polluters, Ministry May Miss Pollution Norms Deadline

As Thermal Plants Continue To Be Major Polluters, Ministry May Miss Pollution Norms Deadline

While we continue to blame stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana for pollution in Delhi, there are other factors that should be considered, like the environment ministry's failure at implementing pollution norms at thermal power plants across the nation.

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Venezuela's PDVSA To Rope In Customers To Pay $449 Million To ONGC

Venezuela's PDVSA To Rope In Customers To Pay $449 Million To ONGC

Venezuela will pay ONGC Videsh USD 449 million in past dues either by diverting money from existing or new buyers of its crude oil, the state-owned firm said today.

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Industry Pitches For Bringing Natural Gas Under GST

Industry Pitches For Bringing Natural Gas Under GST

More than four months after the launch of GST, the industry has pitched for inclusion of natural gas in the new indirect tax regime so as to help producers contain cost and aid in moving towards a gas-based economy.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.36 Per Bbl On 15.11.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 60.36 Per Bbl On 15.11.2017

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$ 60.36 per barrel (bbl) on 15.11.2017.

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GST Impact: Oil Demand Lifted On Higher Vehicle Sales, Says Report

GST Impact: Oil Demand Lifted On Higher Vehicle Sales, Says Report

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has lifted oil demand in India this year on higher sales of conventional passenger cars and utility vehicles, Wood Mackenzie said today.

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Oil Rally Set To Give A Big Jolt To RBI As Inflation Concerns Resurface

Oil Rally Set To Give A Big Jolt To RBI As Inflation Concerns Resurface

The rally in oil prices is a potential game changer for inflation in Asia and will pressure central banks to lift interest rates after years of easy money.

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India And China Chase Stakes In Abu Dhabi Offshore Oil Fields

India And China Chase Stakes In Abu Dhabi Offshore Oil Fields

China and India are each targeting a share of Abu Dhabi’s largest offshore oil fields as the Persian Gulf producer seeks partners to boost output and ensure exports of its oil to two of the world’s most promising markets.

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India’s Oil Import Bill Seen Rising 29 Per Cent To $85-90 Billion Current Fiscal

India’s Oil Import Bill Seen Rising 29 Per Cent To $85-90 Billion Current Fiscal

India’s crude oil import bill jumped over 20 per cent to $56.25 billion in the first seven months (April-October 2017) of the current financial year and is likely to rise up to $90 billion by March 2018 – a 29 per cent increase over last fiscal.

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Modi To Launch Hyderabad Metro On November 28, Tight Security In Place

Modi To Launch Hyderabad Metro On November 28, Tight Security In Place

The first phase of the prestigious Hyderabad Metro Rail project will be formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28 at the Miyapur police station.

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FM Jaitley Says Power, Oil Companies To Remain Publicly Owned

FM Jaitley Says Power, Oil Companies To Remain Publicly Owned

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said state-owned companies in the power and oil sectors will remain publicly-owned.

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Indian Railways Takes Steps To Identify Absentee Workers, Mazdoor Unions Resent

Indian Railways Takes Steps To Identify Absentee Workers, Mazdoor Unions Resent

A government job is said to be cushy as apart from salaries, perks, and regular bonus; they have 7-8 hours work shifts or even less. 

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Bandhan Express Makes Its First Commercial Run Between Kolkata And Khulna Today

Bandhan Express Makes Its First Commercial Run Between Kolkata And Khulna Today

The newly-inaugurated Bandhan Express began its first commercial service between Kolkata and Khulna from Kolkata Railway Station on Thursday morning.

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Indian Railways Striding On Low Carbon Pathway

Indian Railways Striding On Low Carbon Pathway

Two sessions were organized as a part of this side event, first session highlighted efforts of Indian Railways towards a low carbon pathway and the second was dedicated to overall sustainable mobility initiatives in Indian transport sector.

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Railways To Install Asia's Largest Interlocking System At Kharagpur Station

Railways To Install Asia's Largest Interlocking System At Kharagpur Station

The South Eastern Railway (SER) will start installing a cutting-edge solid state interlocking system (SSI) at Kharagpur that will enable workers to set 800 different routes for trains in a matter of minutes.

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Work Begins At Ahmedabad Expressway, Jpr-Delhi Travel Time To Reduce By An Hour

Work Begins At Ahmedabad Expressway, Jpr-Delhi Travel Time To Reduce By An Hour

Work has commenced on six-lane expressway between Delhi and Ahmedabad via Jaipur, Ajmer and Udaipur. The project to be completed in six phases will reduce travel time between Jaipur and Delhi by an hour.

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