State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) today said its initiatives have cumulatively led to energy savings of over 3,700 crore kWh and a reduction of 3 crore tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The GST has led to 10-12 per cent rise in overall cost of solar projects, the All India Solar Industries Association has said, while petitioning the government against the rise in tax incidence on solar power equipment under the new regime.
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.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has asked the oil marketing firms to speed up expansion of city gas distribution network and provide compressed and piped natural gas connections in the North East.
Making a case for Coal India’s foray into metal and mineral mining, the government has said the state-owned firm being the biggest miner in the world would like to leverage the expertise for diversification.
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 75 crore for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya which will help increase the clean fuel’s penetration, especially in the rural areas of the state.
Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation’s biggest oil company, is evaluating setting up a Rs 20,000-crore coke gasification project at its Paradip refinery in Odisha to convert the lowest-cost fossil fuel into gas that can be used to generate power or make petrochemicals.
Power generation at units 1 and 2 of the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) touched the maximum level of 2000 MW, a senior KKNPP official said today.
Nepal will hold an international conference to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Industry body ASSOCHAM has requested Odisha government to exempt electricity duty for ferro alloy plants to encourage investment for setting up of metallurgical plants across the mineral-rich state.