User: raghavan Topic: Energy
Category: Renewables
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 10:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Tracking Mercury: Smart planning can reduce heat island effect 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Among other things, height of buildings have to be restricted keeping in mind width of the road
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The sun powers irrigation pump sets here 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
The State government’s ambitious project ‘Surya Raitha’, which helps farmers to generate electricity to run their irrigation pump (IP) sets, was inaugurated at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanag...
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Solar powered agriculture 20.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The use of solar pumps for irrigation will undoubtedly help farmers but the reality of depleting ground water resources must not be forgotten (“Towards solar powered agriculture”, January 19). Electri...
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KERC proposes higher RPO targets for Escoms 20.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Move aimed at pushing companies towards procuring more clean energy; compliance with RPO is taken into consideration during tariff revision
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KSEB aims overhaul of network 19.1.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Project to bring down transmission and distribution loss from 14% to 9%
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Tracking Mercury: Urban planning to reduce heat island effect 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Among other things, height of buildings have to be restricted keeping in mind width of the road
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Give info on Train Protection Warning System: CIC to DSIR 19.1.2018 General News
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) to provide information on delay in the implementation of the Train Protection Warning System (TPWS). Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu also issued a show cause notice to the Central Public Information Officer of DSIR, B N Sarkar, for not responding to an RTI application seeking information about the TPWS despite a senior DSIR official asking him to do so. Acharyulu directed Sarkar to provide information on reasons for delay, expected date of completion of the project, and additional expenditure. He asked Sarkar why he should not be penalised for not responding to the RTI application of Astitva, who had sought details of the TPWS project submitted by the Central Electronics Limited (CEL) to prevent rail accidents, under the Science and Technology plan in 2013. Taking note of an audit report the applicant added with his appeal to the Commission, ...
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KSEB aims at total overhaul of supply network 19.1.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Project to bring down transmission and distribution loss from 14% to 9%
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Budget 2018: Wish list of various Sectors from Budget 2018-19 19.1.2018 Latest News
Expecting sops and concessions from the Budget 2018
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Local politics major roadblock for regional trade, cooperation, says Ex ADB official 19.1.2018 General News
Regional trade and cooperation between neighbouring countries is adversely affected due to local politics, said Rajat Nag, economist and former Managing Director-General, Asian Development Bank, India.
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Sluggish rooftop solar scheme spurs govt to work on new plan 19.1.2018 General News
Concerned over the inactivity in the country's rooftop solar programme, the government today said only one GW rooftop solar capacity has been set up against the target of 40 GW and a new plan is in the making to end the shortcomings. "We have set a target of installing 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022. And of this, 60 GW would come through ground-mounted and 40 GW has to come through rooftop. "But as we speak today, against this target we have set up around 16 GW of ground-mounted and 1 GW of rooftop solar. So if I can admit...I can say that our rooftop programme is not doing really well," Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Secretary Anand Kumar said here. He was speaking at a workshop on rooftop solar organised by CII. He enumerated reasons like clash of interest between discoms and high-end consumers for the inactivity in the rooftop programme. "There is a clash of interest between discoms and high- end consumers. Discoms charge at higher rate for high-end ...
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Sri Lanka, China to co-build power plant 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka's largest dendro power plant in the country's south.
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Towards solar-powered agriculture 19.1.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
India must exploit the potential of this technology to help farmers meet irrigation needs
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Padmanabhaswamy temple works launched 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
State expects ₹100 cr Central aid for Sivagiri works
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Solar plant launched at MCC farm 19.1.2018 Hindu: Chennai
A 500 kWp solar power plant was launched in the Madras Christian College Farm on Thursday. Spread over 3 acres, multi crystalline photo voltaic solar panels with transformers, inverters and operative ...
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Iran to boost power trade with neighbours 18.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Iran plans to boost electricity trade with its neighbours on northwestern, western and eastern borders in the next five years, media reports said on Thursday.
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Chinese conglomerate to set up solar plant in Andhra 18.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
CETC Renewable Energy Technology Company, an ancillary of China Electronics Technology Group, will set up a mega solar manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of $50 million, it was announced on Thursday.
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India to set up $350 mn fund for solar projects to meet renewable energy target 18.1.2018 Hindu: Industry
Minister confident of achieving 175 GW of installed capacity well before 2020
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BSES offers cashback on timely bill payment via Mobikwik 18.1.2018 General News
In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills on time, BSES, one of the two power distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Thursday announced a cashback scheme valid till March-end by which consumers stand to benefit by up to Rs 1,200, at Rs 300 per month, on the three bills till March plus the added benefit on pre-payment of the April bill.
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Subsidies alone will not scale up solar pumps: CEEW 18.1.2018 General News
A subsidy-led approach alone may not achieve the target of one million solar pumps by 2021 and the government must target marginal farmers, an independent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) said on Thursday.
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