If all goes according to the plans of the ministry of new and renewal energy (MNRE), City Beautiful will be on green energy by the end of 2018. After the selection of Chandigarh for development as a model solar city, MNRE directed Chandigarh administration to make the city 100% renewable energy powered. The project deadline is the end of 2018.
Civic body has decided to install LED streetlights at 148 points around Taj Mahal. According to civic body officials, all functional as well as non -functional old high-pressured sodium (HPS) or halogen streetlights in municipal wards around Taj Mahal will be replaced with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
Southern Railway managed to save 741 MW (megawatt) power between April and November as a result of switching to LED light bulbs.
Around 500 cyclists participated in the Cyclothon, which was organised as part of Saksham 2017, oil and gas conservation mass awareness campaign in Madurai on Sunday.
India has cut its annual fuel demand growth estimate to 4.5 percent for 2017/18 from 5.8 percent, government data showed, indicating slower economic activity.
The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has levied an additional open access surcharge of 52 paisa per kWh on industrial consumers, a move aimed at promoting sale of electricity generated by its own plants and discouraging industrial units to purchase power from other generators.
China will become the world’s second-biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this year as it overtakes South Korea, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed.
The power ministry has asked the coal ministry to issue directions to Coal India Ltd to start coal supply to the winners of coal contracts auctions without waiting for approval from the power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).
The state government on Tuesday revised the pay scale of over 3,000 employees of Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) who had earlier threatened to go on strike from January 5.
India’s coal demand is expected to grow at about 4% a year up to 2022 as thermal power plants generate more to meet strong demand, analysts say. However, imports are expected to fall, except for coking coal which is projected to rise 5% a year.