The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, is estimated to cost Rs 637 crore, the environment ministry today said, with its Minister of State Mahesh Sharma asserting that the plan is expected to play a “crucial” role in addressing the menace.
The CBI has booked a former chief vigilance officer of Bharat Coking Coal Limited for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 71.09 lakh during his six-year-long tenure three years ago, officials said today.
The Supreme Court ordered that one of the members of electricity regulatory commissions should be a person of judicial background, quashing orders of various high courts that the chairperson of such bodies in states should be a high court judge. The top court also said the judicial member should be part of the quorum in adjudicatory matters.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today said it has bagged multiple wind power orders totalling 140 MW from a leading independent power producer and many industrial customers in the country.
PetroChina , Asia’s largest oil and gas producer, plans to add 12 production wells this year at the Kelasu gas field in northwest China’s Tarim basin and raise production capacity at the field by 1.2 billion cubic metres (bcm), state news agency Xinhua reported.
Hong Kong-headquartered brokerage CLSA said that a further rise in oil prices could damage investor sentiments and raise twin deficit fears.
Himachal Pradesh will take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to get the matter expedited.
New alignment for the greenfield Delhi-Mumbai express highway is likely to reduce land acquisition cost by up to Rs 20,000 crore as the highway will travel through backward and undeveloped areas, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Tuesday.
Hero Future Energies has commissioned the country’s first large-scale hybrid renewable energy project — a combination of sun and wind power — in Karnataka’s Raichur district.
Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six — critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement — can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s long-term renewable energyoutlook said on Tuesday.