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October 18, 2018, Thursday

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BSES Installs First Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Plant

BSES Installs First Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Plant

Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES-Rajdhani on Friday announced it has installed the first grid-connected 100KW solar rooftop plant in a residential housing society in Dwarka locality of the city as part of its Solar City Initiative to "solarise" the area.

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Grundfos India Bets Big On Solar, Smart Pumps

Grundfos India Bets Big On Solar, Smart Pumps

Grundfos India is expanding its network with the aim of doubling revenue to Rs 1,000 crore in the next four years, betting big on an innovative ‘Made in India’ solar pump for rural areas and intelligent pumping solutions for civic bodies, water-intensive industries and building segments.

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NFL To Invest Rs 1,250 Cr In 2 Yrs On New Plant, Energy-saving Projects

NFL To Invest Rs 1,250 Cr In 2 Yrs On New Plant, Energy-saving Projects

State-owned fertiliser firm NFL will invest Rs 1,250 crore over the next two years on energy saving projects in its five existing plants and setting up a new factory in Madhya Pradesh to produce di-nitrogen tetroxide, its CMD Manoj Mishra said.

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Allianz To Stop Insuring Coal Plants, Phase Out Investments

Allianz To Stop Insuring Coal Plants, Phase Out Investments

Allianz says it will stop insuring coal-fired power plants and coal mines as part of its contribution to combating climate change.

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Vermont Reduces Incentives For Renewable Energy Program

Vermont Reduces Incentives For Renewable Energy Program

Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid.

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In Energy Breakthrough, India Added More Renewable Than Fossil Fuel Capacity for the First Time Last Year

In Energy Breakthrough, India Added More Renewable Than Fossil Fuel Capacity for the First Time Last Year

India added more energy capacity from renewable energy sources last year than from conventional sources like coal for the first time, an important breakthrough for a country that struggles with high greenhouse gas emissions and deadly air pollution.

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Court Adviser Says France Should End Regulated Power Tariffs

Court Adviser Says France Should End Regulated Power Tariffs

A senior counsel of France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, has recommended that France end regulated electricity prices, state-controlled utility EDF said in a statement on Friday.

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INNOVATION: New Device To Help Farmers Operate Pumps Via Phone

INNOVATION: New Device To Help Farmers Operate Pumps Via Phone

Ishan Malhotra, a grade 11 student of Jayshree Periwal International School has created PLUTO, a simple and effective device for farmers to operate motor pumps installed in their fields via a mobile phone or a landline without a 3G/4G network.

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ONGC shortlists Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker for boosting output at 2 oilfields

ONGC shortlists Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker for boosting output at 2 oilfields

India's top oil and gas producer has shortlisted Schlumberger, Halliburton and GE subsidiary Baker Hughes for raising output from Kalol field in Gujarat and Geleki field in Assam, according to tender document floated by the company.

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Chempolis, Fortum and NRL to build €160m biorefinery in India

Chempolis, Fortum and NRL to build €160m biorefinery in India

Chempolis, Fortum and Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) have created a joint venture to construct a €160m biorefinery in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

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ONGC Floats First Tender To Sell Brazil's Ostra Crude

ONGC Floats First Tender To Sell Brazil's Ostra Crude

India's top explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp on Friday floated a mini tender to sell Brazil's heavy oil Ostra in June-November, a tender document showed on Friday.

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Canada Oil Sector Faces Significant Challenges To Reduce Emissions

Canada Oil Sector Faces Significant Challenges To Reduce Emissions

Canada's oil industry faces "significant challenges" in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which account for 26 percent of local emissions, but cuts are "essential" for meeting climate agreement targets, the Senate said Friday.

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Statoil Targets Deeper Emission Cuts To Avoid Stranded Assets

Statoil Targets Deeper Emission Cuts To Avoid Stranded Assets

Norway's Statoil said it aims to cut its carbon footprint more aggressively as measures to reduce global warming could reduce the value of its assets, leaving some of its reserves stranded underground.

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OPINION: A Good Start To Open Acreage Auctions

OPINION: A Good Start To Open Acreage Auctions

Given that India is heavily and increasingly dependent on petroleum imports, bidding under the inaugural open acreage licensing policy for oil exploration and production is notable.

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Sri Lanka Approves $500 Mln LNG Plant Near Chinese-controlled Port

Sri Lanka Approves $500 Mln LNG Plant Near Chinese-controlled Port

Sri Lanka's state-run investment body has approved a $500 million liquefied natural gas plant by China Machinery Engineering Corp near a Chinese-controlled port and industrial zone, the development strategies minister said on Friday.

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Cheniere To Decide On Corpus Christi 3 LNG Export Terminal In Weeks

Cheniere To Decide On Corpus Christi 3 LNG Export Terminal In Weeks

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it planned to make a final investment decision to build the third liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi LNG export facility in Texas in the next few weeks:

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Indian Railways To Build Walls Along High-speed Corridors, Generate Revenue Through Ads

Indian Railways To Build Walls Along High-speed Corridors, Generate Revenue Through Ads

The Indian Railways is considering a proposal to generate revenue through advertisement on walls along the tracks on high-speed corridors, sources have said, amid a push by the national transporter to boost its non-fare earnings.

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Work On Kanpur Route Delays Trains

Work On Kanpur Route Delays Trains

Officials of Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway said the delays would continue for another month.

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‘World’s First’ Women’s Special Train Completes 26 Years

‘World’s First’ Women’s Special Train Completes 26 Years

The first ‘ladies special’ train in the world, started between Churchgate and Borivali stations on the Western Railway (WR), will complete 26 years on Saturday, an official said.

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Transport

All TSRTC Depots In State To Install Solar Panels

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for taking up the installation of Solar PV plant in TSRTC bus stations.

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3 Indian Railways Officials Face Enquiry Over 'bribes' To Issue Licences To Ticket Centres

3 Indian Railways Officials Face Enquiry Over 'bribes' To Issue Licences To Ticket Centres

The railways will conduct an enquiry against three senior officials for allegedly taking bribes of up to Rs 3 lakh from the operators of Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK), which were launched by the national transporter in 2014 to expand its ticketing system, sources said.

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How To Book A Cab From IRCTC Rail Connect Android App: Indian Railways Wants To Drive You To Your Door; Check Irctc.co.in

How To Book A Cab From IRCTC Rail Connect Android App: Indian Railways Wants To Drive You To Your Door; Check Irctc.co.in

How to book a cab from IRCTC Rail Connect Android App: There is always a massive rush at Indian Railways stations, and often this causes inconvenience to passsengers in getting a cab to your destination.

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