Coal imports by power utilities fell by 22.23% to 3.73 million tonnes in April mainly due to decline in shipments by imported coal based power projects in the country.
In the heydays of ‘India Shining’ in 2003, the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) had experimented with an alternate model to control pollution from industries.
Solar solutions provider Vikram Solar has signed an agreement with the French national Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA) to collaborate on innovative technology research and development in solar energy, the Indian company announced.
India registered a 22 per cent growth in power generation from renewable energy sources in the first ten months (April-December 2017) of the current financial year, thanks largely to the recent massive ramp up in solar capacity addition, according to fresh data released by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is deliberating on introducing a special pricing for charging electric vehicles to boost their usage, a top government official today said.
Besides the upfront cost of electric vehicle, the availability of user friendly charging infrastructure is the single biggest factor that determines whether a country’s EV (electric vehicle) pursuit would succeed or not.
The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled in Parliament on Monday, forecasts gross domestic product growth for 2018-19 at 7-7.5 per cent, compared with a forecast of 6.75 per cent in the current fiscal year.
To promote the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, the government is ready to amend the Electricity Act, 2003.
In a major relief for industrial and commercial establishments, the government proposes to remove cross-subsidy charges levied on large power consumers, power minister R K Singh said on Wednesday.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directions to thermal power plants to ensure compliance with its revised implementation plan for installation of flue gas de-sulphurisation (FGD) and other emission control equipment, Parliament was informed on Thursday.