Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.
The government has worked to ensure superior coal quality for consumers along with a focus on lowering costs of electricity, Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
State-owned Coal India’s output increased by 105 million tonnes (MT) in the last four years to reach 567 MT in 2017-18, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
India today burns 8 per cent less coal to generate the same quantity of power as it did 4 years ago leading to reduced power cost, thanks to improved efficiency in using the dirty fuel.
Coal India’s average realisation from e-auctions has jumped 31% during the March quarter and 20% for FY18 on higher demand and international prices.
China will expand environmental inspections to more cities and regions in a new round of checks from this month to April next year, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said in a statement on Friday, part of a three-year anti-pollution plan.
The West Bengal government is exploring the option of underground mining for one of the largest coal blocks, Deocha Pachami, in the state as the conventional opencast would be a challenge, state Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on Friday.
The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air peaked again this year at record levels, scientists reported Thursday.
Central Railway (CR) and South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) have indirectly blamed Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) for coal shortage at Mahagenco power plants. WCL had told Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that railways was not providing the required number of rakes to it for coal transport.
Nearly five lakh retired employees of Coal India Limited (CIL) got a rude shock at the beginning of this month when they found that their pensions had not been remitted to their accounts, owing to what turned out to be a temporary shortage of funds.