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Oil Tops $65, First Time Since 2015, On UK Pipeline Outage

Oil Tops $65, First Time Since 2015, On UK Pipeline Outage

Oil rose above $65 a barrel for the first time since mid-2015 on Tuesday as an unplanned shutdown of the UK's biggest North Sea oil pipeline supported a market already tightened by Opec-led production cuts.

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Adani Says Will 'adjust To Constraints' After Australia Coal Loan Veto

Adani Says Will 'Adjust To Constraints' After Australia Coal Loan Veto

Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises said on Tuesday it would “adjust” to any constraints placed on its A$16.5-billion ($12.4 billion) coal mine project in Australia after seeing a government loan vetoed by the Queensland state premier.

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Thermal Power Plants’ Capacity Utilisation On The Rise After 7 Years Of Downtrend

Thermal Power Plants’ Capacity Utilisation On The Rise After 7 Years Of Downtrend

Capacity utilisation of thermal power plants has started edging up after a downtrend of more than seven years, data from power department showed.

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DGAD Hears Parties On Solar Cells' Anti-Dumping Duty Petition

DGAD Hears Parties On Solar Cells' Anti-Dumping Duty Petition

The Directorate General of Anti- Dumping And Allied Duties today heard the views of all the affected parties in the matter of the anti-dumping duty petition on solar cells and modules.

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ISA To Offer $1 Billion Guarantee For Solar Projects

ISA To Offer $1 Billion Guarantee For Solar Projects

Inter-governmental agency International Solar Alliance (ISA) is working on a mechanism to provide financial guarantees to project developers to promote investments in the sector.

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Government Issues Guidelines For Tariff-Based Wind Power Auction

Government Issues Guidelines For Tariff-Based Wind Power Auction

The power ministry today said it has issued guidelines for transparent procurement of wind power through tariff-based competitive bidding in a bid to boost the clean source of energy.

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Wind Energy Auction Guidelines Set Minimum Plant Size At 25 MW

Wind Energy Auction Guidelines Set Minimum Plant Size At 25 MW

A wind energy project secured through auctions should have a minimum size of 25 MW if it supplies power to one state and 50 MW if it supplies to more than one state, say the guidelines for wind auctions.

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High Time To Improve Building Energy Efficiency: Un-Backed Report

High Time To Improve Building Energy Efficiency: Un-Backed Report

It's high time to improve energy efficiency of the buildings across the globe to reach the climate change goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, a UN-backed report has said.

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KOR Energy Bags Orders For 2.8mwp Rooftop Solar Power Plants

KOR Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. a solar power company has bagged orders from four companies for rooftop solar plants in the industrial area of Uttar Pradesh.

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National Energy Conservation Day To Be Celebrated On 14th December, 2017 President Of India To Give Away National Energy Conservation Awards And National Painting Competition Prizes

National Energy Conservation Day To Be Celebrated On 14th December, 2017 President Of India To Give Away National Energy Conservation Awards And National Painting Competition Prizes

Honble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will preside as the Chief Guest over the National Energy Conservation Day celebrations, to be held in New Delhi, on 14th December, 2017.

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Konecranes To Deliver Its First Waste-To-Energy Cranes To India

Konecranes To Deliver Its First Waste-To-Energy Cranes To India

In October 2017, Konecranes received an order for two semi-automated Waste-to-Energy (WTE) cranes and one electrical overhead travelling (EOT) crane from Greenesol Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (GPSPL) in Bengaluru, India.

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BHEL Completes 54 MW Captive Project In Indonesia

BHEL Completes 54 MW Captive Project In Indonesia

Bharat Heavy Electricals said it has commissioned a 54 MW coal-fired captive power project in Indonesia, calling it “yet another milestone in the South East Asian region.” 

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China Starts Generating Power From World’s Biggest Floating Solar Plant; Take A Look

China Starts Generating Power From World’s Biggest Floating Solar Plant; Take A Look

China's Three Gorges Group started producing power from a 150-megawatt floating solar plant in east China, the largest of its kind in the world, official Xinhua news agency reported.

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Seven Windmill Projects Proposed On Tribal Land In Kerala

Seven Windmill Projects Proposed On Tribal Land In Kerala

Seven of the nine locations finalized by the power department to set up windmills belong to tribesmen in Attapadi region of Palakkad district.

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Cheaper Chinese Solar Imports Hit Local Companies

Cheaper Chinese Solar Imports Hit Local Companies

Indian solar module makers are struggling to stay in business as the price differential with imports has widened to 10-12%, prompting developers to opt for overseas supplies and stunting government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.

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Jammu And Kashmir Government Launches SAUBHAGYA

Jammu And Kashmir Government Launches SAUBHAGYA

The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched SAUBHAGYA (Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) with an aim to provide free electricity connections to poor people in the state.

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Western Railway Move Can Promote Solar Energy In Mumbai: Experts

Western Railway Move Can Promote Solar Energy In Mumbai: Experts

Even as experts on solar power cheered the move by Western Railways of going for solar rooftops by setting up solar panels on top of the platform sheds, they also said that this move could also end up becoming the biggest promotion for solar rooftops in Mumbai.

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ReNew Power May Buy Ostro Energy In Rs10,000 Crore Deal

ReNew Power May Buy Ostro Energy In Rs10,000 Crore Deal

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd is close to acquiring Ostro Energy Pvt. Ltd, the company that holds the renewable energy assets of buyout firm Actis Capital, for an enterprise value of Rs10,000 crore, according to two people directly aware of the development.

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Minor Fire Breaks Out At IOCs Paradip Refinery

Minor Fire Breaks Out At IOCs Paradip Refinery

A minor fire broke out today at one of the units of Indian Oil Corps (IOC) Paradip refinery in Odisha but it was put out quickly.

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Essar Energy Disburses INR 891 Crore (Inr 76.41/share) To Erstwhile Public Shareholders Of Essar Oil As Additional Payout

Essar Energy Disburses INR 891 Crore (Inr 76.41/share) To Erstwhile Public Shareholders Of Essar Oil As Additional Payout

Erstwhile public shareholders, who tendered EOL shares in the delisting cum exit offer of 2015, received an additional amount of INR 76.41 for every share tendered

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More Than 62,000 Petrol Pumps In India, 40% To 45% Jump In Six Years

More Than 62,000 Petrol Pumps In India, 40% To 45% Jump In Six Years

India has recently recorded 45% jump in petrol pumps in the last 6 years, probably the highest development rate in the world, as private and public division firms pushed to capture vending sites. 

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ONGC Seeks Access To Data Room To Fix HPCl Acquisition Price

ONGC Seeks Access To Data Room To Fix HPCl Acquisition Price

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has sought access to a data room to help fix the price at which it can acquire government's 51.11 per cent stake in HPCL.

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India Natural Gas And LNG Market Is Growing With Tremendous Cagr 5.06% And Its May Over $ 30.7 Billion In 2025

India Natural Gas And LNG Market Is Growing With Tremendous Cagr 5.06% And Its May Over $ 30.7 Billion In 2025

Natural gas including R-LNG in India has been widely recognized as the fuel with multiple promising aspects. The present situation of the gas sector in India is going through multiple challenging phase.

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Rail To Launch App To Maintain Online Records Of Inspections

Rail To Launch App To Maintain Online Records Of Inspections

All records of inspections conducted by the railways will now be maintained online through an app exclusively developed for the purpose.

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Piyush Goyal Pays Surprise Visit To Railway Stations To Check Services

Piyush Goyal Pays Surprise Visit To Railway Stations To Check Services

Railway minister Piyush Goyal is embarking on surprise visits and inspections of railway stations and trains, aiming to improve passenger services as well as hear grievances of rail staff.

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Railways To Use GPS-Enabled Devices To Fight Fog This Season

Railways To Use GPS-Enabled Devices To Fight Fog This Season

The Indian Railways has ditched the tried-and-tested method of tying crackers to the tracks to alert drivers of approaching signals, in favour of a system that can ensure trains no longer move at a snail’s pace in foggy weather.

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Railways May Approach SC To Defend 2004 Job Scheme For Children Of Staff

Railways May Approach SC To Defend 2004 Job Scheme For Children Of Staff

The Railways has decided to approach the Supreme Court to defend its scheme, Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS), which was been halted in the wake of a Punjab and Haryana High Court order.

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Eastern Railway Recreates First Journey Of Electric Train

Eastern Railway Recreates First Journey Of Electric Train

Sixty years after the first electric train of the Eastern Railway (ER) chugged off Howrah station, a commemorative run of the historic event was held today with an EMU local train.

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India's Containerised Cargo Capacity Is Less Than A Quarter Of Shanghai Port: Assocham Study

India's Containerised Cargo Capacity Is Less Than A Quarter Of Shanghai Port: Assocham Study

India has a vast opportunity for expansion of the capacity of its ports as the total containerised cargo capacity at 12 major ports is less than a quarter of containerised goods handled at Shanghai port in China, stated the latest study by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

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With India's First Seaplane Ride, PM Modi Sets Vision For 106 Waterways

With India's First Seaplane Ride, PM Modi Sets Vision For 106 Waterways

So far, you would have only seen them in Hollywood flicks - James Bond, in particular, is quite fond of them - and in glossy travel spreads of some luxury island resort.

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‘LEDs To Be Installed In All Stations Of South Central Railways By March 2018’

‘LEDs To Be Installed In All Stations Of South Central Railways By March 2018’

After the Kacheguda railway station has become first energy efficient railway station in the country, the South Central Railways (SCR) plans to install LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights in all the stations under the SCR zone.

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MHA Releases Rs 174 Crore To Six States For Border Development

MHA Releases Rs 174 Crore To Six States For Border Development

The Home Ministry has released Rs 174 crore to six states having an international border for development of infrastructure in forward areas, an official said. The states that will be benefited include Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

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'Seaplane' A Big Revolution In Transport Sector: Gadkari

'Seaplane' A Big Revolution In Transport Sector: Gadkari

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first seaplane passenger in India, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called it a "big revolution" in the field of transport.

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Now, Buy Your Ticket at The Railways Counter With a Few Clicks on Your Phone

Now, Buy Your Ticket at The Railways Counter With a Few Clicks on Your Phone

You can now pay for your train tickets using Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app at any rail ticket counter. Indian Railways had integrated the new Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based facility on December 1, to enable quick and simplified payment transactions for passengers through few clicks on their smartphones.

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Railways Halts Nitish Kumar’S 2004 Scheme, Know Why

Railways Halts Nitish Kumar’S 2004 Scheme, Know Why

In a big move, Indian Railways has halted employment initiative. The initiative was launched during former railway minister Nitish Kumar’s term in 2004. The scheme was started with an aim to give jobs to children of employees in the lower tier in return for voluntary retirement.

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Railways Goes Solar To Power City's Commute On Local Trains

Railways Goes Solar To Power City's Commute On Local Trains

The Railways invariably warn commuters to not travel on rooftop of trains as the live overhead wires supply 25,000 volts for the locomotives to run. Besides these live wires, roofs over the platforms would now become a medium of electricity as the authorities are placing solar panels on them.

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By 2021, The Metro Will Help You Avoid All Traffic to Bangalore Airport

By 2021, The Metro Will Help You Avoid All Traffic to Bangalore Airport

For residents of Bangalore who dread the long commute to the airport and dealing with the traffic, there is relief on the way. On Monday, the Karnataka government announced that it would go ahead with the construction of the 29.8 km Metro line from Nagavara to the airport, which will cost approximately ₹5,950 crore, according to The New Indian Express.

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Government Mulls Monorail Project For Technical Belt

Government Mulls Monorail Project For Technical Belt

After successfully getting the Hyderabad Metro Rail project chugging from Miyapur to Nagole last month, the state government is now mulling a Monorail project for the IT corridor, from Madhapur-Gachibowli belt up to the new IT parks proposed at Kokapet.

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Indian Railways Needs To Overhaul Train Scheduling Before Anything Else

Indian Railways Needs To Overhaul Train Scheduling Before Anything Else

Much has been discussed about the merits and demerits of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project. The Talgo train was also tried between Delhi and Mumbai to see how it may reduce travel time.

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Wagon Upkeep Branch Neglect Angers Railway Staff

Wagon Upkeep Branch Neglect Angers Railway Staff

The coach and wagon maintenance branch in the Secunderabad division of South Central Railway are reeling under several crises that remain unattended for long.

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Chandpole Metro Station Bags Energy Award

Chandpole Metro Station Bags Energy Award

The Jaipur Metro Chandpole Station bagged second position during the 8th Rajasthan Energy Saving Conservation Awards in 2017.

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