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August 16, 2018, Thursday

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Smart Cities: Transforming through Renewable Energy

Smart Cities: Transforming through Renewable Energy

India is witnessing unparalleled transformation from rural to predominantly urban living over the last two decades. It is expected that the smart cities will include a large number of infrastructure services and smart solutions. In particular, the elements that must form part of a smart city are assured electricity supply with at least 10 per cent of the smart city’s energy requirement coming from solar and smart metering.

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Panasonic Unveils Its Off-grid Solutions Project

Panasonic Corporation on Monday announced the launch of a project for people living in off-grid areas that combine educational activities to promote understanding of electricity and provision of the company's related products.

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China coal imports tumble on new rules, India yet to take up the slack: Russell

China coal imports tumble on new rules, India yet to take up the slack: Russell

China's decision to impose fresh restrictions on imports of coal at some ports appears to have caused a sharp fall in inbound shipments of the polluting fuel. The measures, announced on April 16, included banning the unloading of imported coal at some ports and tightening customs clearances. While it's still too early to discern a definitive trend, China's seaborne coal …

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Indian importers to gain from 22pct dip in Indonesia coal prices

Indian importers to gain from 22pct dip in Indonesia coal prices

Economic Times reported that rising Indonesian coal production and lower Chinese demand have pulled down Indonesian coal prices by 22% over the last 45 days, a trend that augurs well for plants that import fuel.

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DERC frames regulation for forum and ombudsman to redress consumer grievances

DERC frames regulation for forum and ombudsman to redress consumer grievances

Delhi's power sector regulator DERC has framed regulations providing for formation of forum and ombudsman to redress grievances of the consumers.

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KEC International: Towering Growth

KEC International: Towering Growth

KEC International (KEC) is an EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) company focused on power transmission & distribution (T&D). But the company has also gone into other business verticals, such as

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Sunsure Energy Commissions 20 MW Utility Solar Plants in Karnataka

Sunsure Energy Commissions 20 MW Utility Solar Plants in Karnataka

Sunsure Energy finished FY18 with commissioning of their largest turnkey solar plant project - a 20 MW (15 MW + 5 MW) Solar Power Plant. Situated in the Harpanhalli Taluka of Davangeri District, this project is spread over 75 acres of land and will generate enough clean energy to power more than 8,000 urban households in Karnataka every year for the next 25 years.

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Bids for Moser Baer Solar likely this week: Resolution professional

Bids for Moser Baer Solar likely this week: Resolution professional

News for the assets of bankrupt Moser Baer Solar are likely to be invited this week, according to resolution professional Arvind Garg.

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CenterPoint Energy nears deal to acquire Vectren

CenterPoint Energy nears deal to acquire Vectren

U.S. regional gas and electric utility CenterPoint Energy Inc is nearing a deal to acquire peer Vectren Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Indonesia's Adaro targets 35 pct growth in coking coal output

Indonesia's Adaro targets 35 pct growth in coking coal output

Indonesian coal miner Adaro Energy is targetting coking coal output of 1 million tonnes this year, up from 740,000 tonnes in 2017, a company director said on Monday.

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Fossil fuels roar back in a world hungry for energy: Don Pittis

Fossil fuels roar back in a world hungry for energy: Don Pittis

Green car enthusiast Matthew Klippenstein pulls his early model plug-in Prius into a Tim Hortons in Maple Ridge, B.C., to take my call.

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Petrol price surges to 55-month high, diesel at all-time high

Petrol price surges to 55-month high, diesel at all-time high

Petrol price surged to a 55-month high yet again on Sunday to touch Rs 74.40 a litre in the national capital, while diesel price soared to a new all-time high of Rs 65.65, just three days after prices of both the fuels touched record levels.

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Petrol, diesel price on 23th April 2018: Check out rates here city-wise

Petrol, diesel price on 23th April 2018: Check out rates here city-wise

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 10 paise, applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 23th April 2018. Under the dynamic pricing scheme, petrol and diesel prices are revised on a daily basis in sync with global crude oil prices.

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Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the jump was driven primarily by rising crude oil costs.

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Panama Canal to carry 30 mln T of LNG by 2020 as global demand grows

Panama Canal to carry 30 mln T of LNG by 2020 as global demand grows

The Panama Canal may carry five times as much liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2020 as it did last year as production of the fuel expands in the United States and Asian import demand rises, the head of the canal's governing agency told Reuters.

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ONGC targets onshore dollars

ONGC targets onshore dollars

India's biggest oil explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp is looking to raise US$1bn in the onshore market, in the first big deal to target foreign-currency deposits with domestic lenders.

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Q4 results of aviation firms see risk from higher oil prices

Q4 results of aviation firms see risk from higher oil prices

Oil prices have shown no signs of cooling off. This is troublesome for aviation companies, as fuel accounts for a big share of their overall costs. With the March quarter results season on, Indian airlines—InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, Jet Airways (India) Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd—should see the adverse effects of higher crude oil prices on their numbers. However, a strong rupee is expected to offer relief.

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Ind-Ra: Domestic Natural Gas Prices Hiked by 6% for April-September 2018

Ind-Ra: Domestic Natural Gas Prices Hiked by 6% for April-September 2018

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has published the March edition of its credit news digest on India's oil and gas sector. The report highlights the trends in the oil & gas sector with a focus on domestic production, import, consumption, refining and gross under-recovery, regulatory changes and the recent rating actions.

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Ashwani Lohani Ask Railway Seniors Officers To Address Juniors As 'Aap' And Not As 'Tu' Or 'Tum'

Ashwani Lohani Ask Railway Seniors Officers To Address Juniors As 'Aap' And Not As 'Tu' Or 'Tum'

Address juniors as 'aap' and not as 'tu' or 'tum', Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has asked senior railway officials, in a bid to impart a major boost to the self-esteem of the national transporter's the crucial work force.

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Kashmir gets glass ceiling trains; here are 6 other Indian luxury trains you should know about

Kashmir gets glass ceiling trains; here are 6 other Indian luxury trains you should know about

The Royal Orient in peak season will set you back by approximately 1.6 lakhs, for a single occupancy room. The train takes you through the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Amenities: Aimed at taking the passengers back to the age of kings, the train offers cuisines like Rajasthani, Gujarati, Indian, Chinese and continental to its passengers.

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Soon, IRCTC app will tell you food items that will be served on trains

Soon, IRCTC app will tell you food items that will be served on trains

Train passengers will soon be able to know the food items they can get on trains along with their rates, thanks to the ‘Menu on Rails’ app developed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

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Deciding Against Dismantling, Railways To Hand Over Lord Curzon Bridge To Uttar Pradesh Government For Preservation

Deciding Against Dismantling, Railways To Hand Over Lord Curzon Bridge To Uttar Pradesh Government For Preservation

In a bid to save its heritage structures, the Railways has decided against dismantling the 113-year old Lord Curzon Bridge in Allahabad and will hand it over the Uttar Pradesh government for its preservation.

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IRCTC South India Tour: Travel Dates, Cost, Flight Schedule, Destinations And More

IRCTC South India Tour: Travel Dates, Cost, Flight Schedule, Destinations And More

IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is offering a seven-day tour at Rs. 35,165 to select destinations in the southern part of the country. This was said by IRCTC, the ticketing arm of Indian Railways, on microblogging site Twitter.

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Big move! Indian Railways to roll out paper glasses over this ban

Big move! Indian Railways to roll out paper glasses over this ban

Following the plastic ban, the railway authorities have decided to replace plastic glasses with paper glasses across the suburban trains and stations in Mumbai.

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Indian Railways eyeing good times? See what it has done now

Indian Railways eyeing good times? See what it has done now

In what could be seen as a definitive sign of an uptick in freight movement, Indian Railways has revised its wagon requirement to 15,000 during the current year, which is almost double the actual procurement of 8,000 in the last fiscal.

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