In a surprising statement this month, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh said India would overshoot its target of installing 175 gigawatts of capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022.
The first equity cargo of about 6,90,000 barrels of Das Blend crude oil of ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) from Lower Zakum oilfield in Abu Dhabi arrived at New Mangalore Port on Friday.
Calling the World Environment Day celebrations in India “historic”, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has said by announcing that it will phase out single-use plastics by 2022, India has demonstrated global leadership.
The shortage of domestic coal in the face of high demand from its thermal power plants has forced the State government to import it since October last year.
The ‘invasion’ of Chinese radio channels has made the Centre plan installation of optical fibre cables (OFC) in areas bordering China.
At a time when rising oil prices are putting increasing pressure on the economy, even small steps to encourage the use of biofuels are welcome. The Cabinet this month approved a National Policy on Biofuels
IL&FS Energy, a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) has partnered with SB Energy of the SoftBank Group, to jointly develop grid-connected solar parks across various locations in India.
Mangaluru has become very important for the energy sector in the country as it houses oil refining major, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL), and the crude storage facility, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd., (ISPRL), said Joint Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Sunjay Sudhir.
The government’s decision to prioritise coal supply to power plants will greatly hurt other industries dependent on coal such as cement and aluminium, according to industry players who had written to Railways and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to voice their grievances.
More than three lakh workers will be employed in the solar and wind energy sectors to meet the country’s target of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report said.