A noxious haze hung over Delhi-NCR on Tuesday as air quality plunged into the “severe” zone again after eight days of relative respite, with experts pointing to a rise in pollution from farm fires and unfavourable weather conditions while warning that pollution could get worse on Wednesday and Thursday.
State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited’s (EESL) move to electrify government employees’ car fleet has fallen short of its ambitions with the company set to close its tender for 10,000 electric cars at the end of March 2020 with an expected procurement of only 3,000 such vehicles.
Fuel prices remained flat on Wednesday, after a continuous rise for five consecutive days. Crude oil prices also remained stabilised on soft demand in the international market.
A sharp plunge in India’s electricity demand in October has been matched by falling coal imports, but weakness in vehicle sales and fuel demand hasn’t yet showed up in crude oil imports.
Delhi-NCR’s air quality bordered “severe” levels on Monday with more farm fire plume blowing towards the region, and a decrease in the wind speed and temperature hampering dispersion of pollutants. The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the air quality will turn “severe” on Tuesday.
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer, has launched a special winter-grade diesel which has a “pour point” of -33 degree Celsius, with a potential to address the issue of freezing of fuel faced by people in Ladakh, the company said in a statement.
The proposed amendments to the Electricity Act of 2003 are intended to free up the power sector so that private sector gets a level-playing field, Union secretary Sanjeev Nandan Sahai said on Monday.
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A research scholar at Cusat has developed a technology to reduce the moisture content in municipal solid waste (MSW) and make it suitable for manufacturing fuel that can be used in waste-to-energy plants.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected sola power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme.