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Japan's Sumitomo, Jindal Steel Among 8 Bidders For Indian Railways' First Global Tender: Source

Japan's Sumitomo, Jindal Steel Among 8 Bidders For Indian Railways' First Global Tender: Source

Japanese trader Sumitomo Corp and India's Jindal Steel and Power Ltd are among eight bidders competing for Indian Railways' first global tender to supply 487,000 tonnes of rails, a government official told Reuters.

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Tata Power Arm Wins Coal Mine In Russia

Tata Power Arm Wins Coal Mine In Russia

Tata Power on Friday said its Russian subsidiary Far Eastern Natural Resources LLC has bagged the mining licence for a thermal coal mine in Kamchatka province in far east Russia.

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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Lays Foundation For ‘World’s Largest’ Solar Power Plant

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Lays Foundation For ‘World’s Largest’ Solar Power Plant

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today laid the foundation stone for the “world’s largest” ultra mega solar power plant at Gurh tehsil in the district.

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Wind Power Tariff Drops To Rs2.64 Per Unit In SECI's 500MW Tender

Wind Power Tariff Drops To Rs2.64 Per Unit In SECI's 500MW Tender

Wind power tariff dropped to an all time low of Rs2.43 per unit kilowatt hour in an auction conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) on Thursday, giving a further boost to the government's clean energy initiatives.

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Maharashtra Plans To Generate 25,000 Mw Power Through Solar: Minister

Maharashtra Plans To Generate 25,000 Mw Power Through Solar: Minister

Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule informed the state Legislative Council today that the government has set the target of producing 25,000 MW electricity using solar power.

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Adani Is Said To Seek $2.3 Billion Debt For Australia Coal Mines Project

Adani Is Said To Seek $2.3 Billion Debt For Australia Coal Mines Project

Adani Enterprises Ltd. needs as much as A$3 billion ($2.3 billion) in debt financing to help start producing Australian coal from one of the world’s largest mines, after major banks from Sydney to New York said they don’t want to lend to polluting fossil-fuel projects.

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Discoms Play Santa, Tariff Hike In Freeze

Discoms Play Santa, Tariff Hike In Freeze

Christmas has arrived early in Telangana, with discoms making it clear on Thursday that there will be no power tariff hike for 2018-19 financial year.

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Projects Worth Rs 69,475 Crore Sanctioned For Electrification: Power Ministry

Projects Worth Rs 69,475 Crore Sanctioned For Electrification: Power Ministry

The power ministry today informed projects worth Rs 69,475 crore have been sanctioned so far under two flagship schemes aimed at rural and urban electrification in the country and the government's programme is on track to implement universal household electrification in India by March 2019.

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Divisional Commissioner’s Office Gets Solar Boost

Divisional Commissioner’s Office Gets Solar Boost

As Maharashtra Energy Development Authority (MEDA) celebrates the energy conservation drive, the divisional headquarter of Nashik has now got a 20 KW rooftop solar power harvester, costing Rs 21.80 lakh.

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Best Of 2017: Powering New-Age Cities With Solar Power

Best Of 2017: Powering New-Age Cities With Solar Power

There’s now a constant buzz around the solar sector in India. The government’s intention to build 56 solar cities in the country and using the sun to power homes is adding to the excitement.

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India Wears 'Green' Stripes With Pride, Wants More In 2018

India Wears 'Green' Stripes With Pride, Wants More In 2018

Driven by a historic low solar and wind power tariff, India is about to take a leap of faith on the renewable energy front, lining up green project auctions to the tune of about Rs 2.7 lakh crore in 2018.

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NHPC Board Allows Amendment To Apply To CERC For Trade Licence

NHPC Board Allows Amendment To Apply To CERC For Trade Licence

The NHPC Board today approved amending the company's MoA to enable it to apply to powerregulator CERC for trading licence.

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Reliance Power Approaches Delhi HC For Early Allocation Of Coal To Its Plant

Reliance Power Approaches Delhi HC For Early Allocation Of Coal To Its Plant

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has approached the Delhi High Court seeking early allocation of coal to its power plant in Maharashtra.

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Coal India Subsidiaries Issue LoIs To 10 Companies For Supplies

Coal India Subsidiaries Issue LoIs To 10 Companies For Supplies

Coal India subsidiaries have finally issued electronic letters of intent for supplies of 27 million tonnes of coalannually for 25 years to 10 companies that won them through an e-auction on discounts offered over their existing tariffs.

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Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co To Scrap Two Ageing Nuclear Reactors

Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co To Scrap Two Ageing Nuclear Reactors

Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two ageing reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as the country's power industry struggles to meet new nuclear safety standards set after the 2011 Fukushimadisaster.

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U.S. Renewable Fuel Credits Pressured By Biodiesel Tax Credit Optimism

U.S. Renewable Fuel Credits Pressured By Biodiesel Tax Credit Optimism

U.S. renewable fuel credits remained under pressure on Thursday as expectations mounted that lawmakers may soon renew a $1-per-gallon rebate for biodiesel blenders that could curb worries over tight supplies in the thinly-traded market.

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Replacing Coal Plants With Renewables Will Help Save Rs 54,000 Cr: Greenpeace

Replacing Coal Plants With Renewables Will Help Save Rs 54,000 Cr: Greenpeace

The country can save up to Rs 54,000 crore in power costs and reduce air pollution by replacing expensive coal plants with renewables, according to a new analysis by GreenpeaceIndia.

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India Assures Contracts For Local Solar Equipment Makers In Government Projects

India Assures Contracts For Local Solar Equipment Makers In Government Projects

India plans to support local solar cells and modules makers by assuring contracts for government projects, a note from the renewable energy ministry said, as it looks to scale up manufacturing to cut Chinese imports and avoid legal hassles.

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JIPMER Roof Top Solar Grid In 2018

JIPMER Roof Top Solar Grid In 2018

JIPMER has drawn up an elaborate plan to collaborate with the Renewable Energy Agency of Puducherry to commission during the first quarter of 2018, a roof top solar grid at a cost of Rs 7.63 crores.

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28 Crore LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Scheme, 52.43 Crore Sold By Private Sector

28 Crore LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Scheme, 52.43 Crore Sold By Private Sector

In what is believed to be a milestone, more than 28 crore LED bulbs have been distributed under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme till 19th December 2017.

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Wind Power Is Now The Cheapest Energy In India

Wind power prices fell to its lowest and below the cheapest solar tariffs in the fourth round of auctions, putting more pressure on turbine makers as developers are expected to negotiate already-falling equipment prices.

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JA Solar's YTD Module Shipments To India Reach 1GW In 2017

JA Solar's YTD Module Shipments To India Reach 1GW In 2017

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. ("JA Solar"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that the company's 2017 module shipments to India reached 1GW of capacity year-to-date (YTD).

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Wind Power Tariffs In Gujarat Auctions Fall To Rs 2.43/unit

Wind Power Tariffs In Gujarat Auctions Fall To Rs 2.43/unit

Wind power tariffs in the country have dropped to a new low of Rs 2.43 per unit in 500 mw reverse auctions conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) on Thursday .

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After A Three-Year Dream Run, Modi's Luck May Slip On Oil Next Year

In less than a year of Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister in May 2014, the price of the Indian basket of crude oil crashed from $113 per barrel to $50 by January.

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BPCL Sends Proposal To Oil Ministry To Integrate With GAIL, Oil India - Mr Pradhan

BPCL Sends Proposal To Oil Ministry To Integrate With GAIL, Oil India - Mr Pradhan

ET reported that state-owned oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has written to the oil ministry proposing its integration with gas-transmission utility GAIL or upstream firm Oil India Ltd (OIL), petroleum minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan said.

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India’s Time To Capitalize On Oil And Gas Sector

India’s Time To Capitalize On Oil And Gas Sector

The dominance of oil, natural gas and coal in the global energy mix is being questioned by intensifying carbon policies, technological disruptions in mobility and, to an extent, changing energy geopolitics.

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Oil Firms To Step Up Exploration Off Norway Next Year After Poor 2017

Oil Firms To Step Up Exploration Off Norway Next Year After Poor 2017

Efforts to find new oil off Norway are expected to double next year, preliminary company plans show, with activity rising in more mature areas after this year's disappointing Arctic campaign.

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PMO Asks Government Departments To Stick To Policy On Procurement

PMO Asks Government Departments To Stick To Policy On Procurement

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has stepped in to ensure all government departments stick to official policy on procurement of locally produced steel for key infra projects.

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5 Ways The Railways Went Green, Efficient And Sustainable In 2017

5 Ways The Railways Went Green, Efficient And Sustainable In 2017

The Indian Railways, the good old nostalgia-inducing workhorse of our country, has been taking a few financial hits, over the past year.

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Four-Day Railway Block For Belapur-Seawoods-uran Work

Four-Day Railway Block For Belapur-Seawoods-uran Work

Central Railway today started a four-day traffic block to complete the first phase of the Belapur-Seawoods-Uran railway project.

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ABB India Wins Rs. 134 Cr Order From Indian Railways

ABB India Wins Rs. 134 Cr Order From Indian Railways

Engineering firm ABB India has won an order worth Rs. 134 crore to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for electric locomotives, manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive works (CLW).

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Railways To Have First Locally-manufactured Train Plying At 160 Kmph In A Year

Railways To Have First Locally-manufactured Train Plying At 160 Kmph In A Year

A new train, which is being locally manufactured, will be the fastest train in India, with an average speed of 160 km per hour, and set for launch in December next year.

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India’s First Indigenous Self-Propelled Train To Hit The Tracks In 2018

India’s First Indigenous Self-Propelled Train To Hit The Tracks In 2018

The first indigenous self-propelled train set in India will take to the tracks next year! A senior railway board member said that the train set will be ready and be running in December 2018.

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No Relief For Passengers As Six Trains Cancelled, 7 Rescheduled

No Relief For Passengers As Six Trains Cancelled, 7 Rescheduled

Passengers are facing a tough time as most of the long-distance trains are running late due to inclement weather conditions. Six trains have been cancelled while seven others were rescheduled.

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Enayam Project Out, Port To Come Up In New Kumari Location

Enayam Project Out, Port To Come Up In New Kumari Location

The proposed Enayam International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (EICTT) project has been cancelled as officials have found an alternative location for executing the project.

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Multi-Modal Transport Hub Project Could Begin In 2018

Multi-Modal Transport Hub Project Could Begin In 2018

The actual work to redevelop Surat railway station as a world-class railway station would begin in the second half of 2018.

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Online Taxi Service Provider To Approach Railways

Online Taxi Service Provider To Approach Railways

Uber, the online cab service provider, plans to approach railways to find an amicable solution to operate its services smoothly from railway stations.

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Green Nod Must For Realty Projects: NGT

Green Nod Must For Realty Projects: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has shelved Delhi Development Authority's new building bylaws which exempt realty projects from undergoing environment impact assessment (EIA).

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