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Green energy targets in mind, but is India technology-ready? 15.1.2018 Latest News
Technology innovation remains critical for both cleaner coal and energy storage systems
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IND Renewable Energy announces resignation of company secretary 15.1.2018 General News
With effect from 15 January 2018
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JSW Cement plans to raise Bengal production capacity 14.1.2018 General News
JSW Cement plans to increase the production capacity in West Bengal from 2.4 mtpa to 3.6 mtpa besides a captive power plant in the same location, a top company official said today. "The current installed capacity at the Salboni plant is 2.4 mtpa. We plan to build another 1.2 mtpa capacity for which another Rs 300 crore will be spent", MD of JSW Cement Parth Jindal told reporters here. The construction would start six months from now, he said. The company has already started commercial production at Salboni in August, Jindal said, adding an investment of Rs 800 crore had gone to build the 2.4 mtpa capacity. Presently, the total installed capacity of JSW Cement pan-India stood at 11.6 mtpa, he said. Jindal said that JSW Cement would bid for the assets of Binani Cement and Kalyanpur Cement which were with the NCLT for a resolution. He said that JSW would partner with private equity to bid for the assets of Binani Cement having a capacity of 11 mtpa. The capacity of ...
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China wants historical cemetry at Ramgarh to be turned into 14.1.2018 General News
The consul general from Chinese consulate in Kolkata MA Zhanwu has said China wants the historical cemetery in Ramgarh to be developed as a global tourist destination. As many as 667 Chinese soldiers who were a part of Allied forces during World War-11 were buried at the garrison town of Ramgarh in Jharkhand. A five-member team from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata led by MA Zhanwu visited the cemetery on Friday last and paid their tribute to the Chinese martyrs who fought against Japan during the war, official sources here said. Talking to administrative officials of Ramgarh, the Chinese consul general said that China has formally requested the state government to develop the historical cemetery as a tourist destination. He said China would co-operate with the Indian government on the issue as the Chinese cemetery in Ramgarh is a silent witness of Indo-China friendship as soldiers buried in the cemetery had stopped Japanese forces from occupying Indian ...
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Mahavitaran to purchase 1000 MW solar power in 2018 14.1.2018 General News
In a move to boost solar energy production in Maharashtra, Mahavitaran, the power transmission company of the state government, is planning to purchase 1000 MW solar power this year. Bids to purchase 1000 MW solar power have been invited at Rs 3 per unit, an Energy department official told PTI over weekend. As compared to solar power, thermal power is sold at Rs 5 per unit, he said. "Currently, the generation of solar power is very minimum compared to traditional energy. This year, the government is planning to boost solar power generation," the official added. States of Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are ahead of Maharashtra in generation of solar power, the official added. At present, the solar power generation in Maharashtra is only 1,000 MW out of which 300 MW is produced by MahaGenco (Maharashtra State Electricity Board Co Limited). Under the Chief Minister's Solar Agri Feeder programme, solar power pumps with the capacity of 7000 MW will be ...
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Renewable generation costs continue to fall: IRENA 14.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation have continued to fall significantly compared to the fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Maharashtra State Electricity Board to purchase 1000 MW solar power in 2018 14.1.2018 DNA: Mumbai
In a move to boost solar energy production in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB), aka Mahavirtan, the power transmission company of the state government, is planning to purchase 1000 MW solar power this year. Bids to purchase 1000 MW solar power have been invited at Rs 3 per unit, an Energy department official told PTI over the weekend. As compared to solar power, thermal power is sold at Rs 5 per unit, he said. "Currently, the generation of solar power is very minimum compared to traditional energy. This year, the government is planning to boost solar power generation," the official added. States of Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are ahead of Maharashtra in generation of solar power, the official added. At present, the solar power generation in Maharashtra is only 1,000 MW out of which 300 MW is produced by MahaGenco (Maharashtra State Electricity Board Co Limited). Under the Chief Minister's Solar Agri Feeder programme, solar power pumps with the capacity ...
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What ISRO is doing to put Indians into space 14.1.2018 Rediff: Interviews
The astronaut's suit is already done by a Baroda company and has been tested.
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Solar Luminious Set provided 14.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Solar Luminious Set provided
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Azure Power commissions 100 MW project 13.1.2018 Hindu: News
Azure Power has commissioned a 100 MW solar power plant in Telangana.Announcing this, a release from the independent solar power producer said the project was auctioned by NTPC. Azure will supply powe...
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Fossil fuels blown away by wind in cost terms: study 13.1.2018 General News
New onshore wind and solar energy projects are set to deliver electricity more cheaply than fossil fuels plants, with other green technologies also rapidly gaining a cost advantage over dirty fuels, a report published today said. According to a new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), within two years "all the renewable power generation technologies that are now in commercial use are expected to fall within the fossil fuel- fired cost range, with most at the lower end or undercutting fossil fuels". It expects renewables will cost between three and 10 US cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) by 2020, while the current cost spectrum for fossil fuel power generation ranges from five to 17 US cents per kWh. "This new dynamic signals a significant shift in the energy paradigm," said IRENA's Director-General, Adnan Amin, in a statement. "Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now -- ..
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MAMC becomes first hospital in Capital to generate solar power 13.1.2018 DNA: Top News
The Maulana Azad Medical College has set a new benchmark by becoming the first hospital in the Capital to use clean and renewable energy. Since the past month, the medical centre's pathology block and two hostels are being supplied power by solar cells installed on its rooftop. The hospital's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint is a part of the Delhi government's initiative to promote non-conventional sources of energy. MAMC currently generates nearly 200 kilowatt peak and has plans to go completely solar dependent in the next two months. Kilowatt peak or kWp is the maximum possible output of a solar generator operating under standard conditions. "We are partially generating our own power for the hospital and will get self-sufficient very soon," said Dr Sidharth Ramji, dean of MAMC. "The project is in line with the government's vision and thus the installations were done free of cost for us. We are bearing fruits and getting electricity discounts now. According to hospital authorities, the ...
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REC inks pact to provide loan for TANGEDCO power plant 12.1.2018 General News
State-run Rural Electrification Crop (REC) today said it has inked a pact with Tamil Nadu's power utiltiy TANGEDCO to provide a loan of Rs 10,453 crore for setting up 1,320 MW Udangudi Stage-I power project. "The REC signed a loan agreement of Rs 10,453 crore with TANGEDCO for setting up of TANGEDCO's Udangudi Stage-I, 2x660 MW Coal based Supercritical Thermal Power Project in Tuticorin District of Tamil Nadu," an REC statement said. The loan assistance from the REC will not only improve the power infrastructure of the state utilities but will also improve their financial and operational performance. The loan agreement was signed in the presence of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise Minister of Tamil Nadu, P Thangamani and REC chairman and managing director P V Ramesh.
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First unit of BTPS to start commercial generation by Jan end 12.1.2018 General News
The first unit of 250 MW of Barauni Thermal Power Station, is expected to start commercial generation by the end of this month, a senior BTPS official said today. The Barauni Thermal Power Station is wholly owned by the Bihar government. Two units of 250 MW each is being built. "We have been carrying out commissioning activity for past couple of months. First, the 250 MW plant was fired up with oil and ran the unit up to 35 MW and later on the intervening night of January 10-11 (2018), the plant was fired with coal and ran it (unit) to its full load capacity of 250 MW," BTPS general manager A K Sinha told PTI over phone. Sinha further clarified that "We stopped the plant after running it to its full load capacity for few minutes in order to ensure whether or not the plant, its machines and equipment are working efficiently and properly to make it operational... Defects and deviations have been found during trial but we hope to rectify all these defects at the earliest ..
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ADB 2017 Operations Reach $28.9 Billion 12.1.2018 General News
Approvals of loans and grants from ADB's own resources reached a record $19.1 billion, representing a 9% increase from the $17.5 billion seen in 2016. This puts ADB well on its way to meet its $20 billion target by 2020. Of the total, non-sovereign (primarily private sector) operations accounted for $3.2 billion, a 26% increase from $2.5 billion in 2016. TA, meanwhile, increased by about 22% to $205 million from $169 million in the previous year.
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ADB Sells Dual-Tranche $3.75 Billion 3-Year and $1.5 Billion 10-Year Global Benchmark Bonds 12.1.2018 General News
ADB marked a strong start to the New Year with this pair of global dollar benchmarks in our core market topping off a fortnight of benchmark issuance across other non-core currencies including Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, and pound sterling, said ADB Treasurer Pierre Van Peteghem. Not only were we able to print ADB's largest trades in a single outing, but the combined orderbook represented the largest-ever level of subscription we have seen to date.
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Subsidies, tax rebates demanded in Union Budget-2018 12.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Madhya Pradesh
Chronicle Reporter, Ujjain Traders, industrialists and intellectuals demanded various perks in the form of subsidies... more »
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Board of Tata Consultancy Services recommends dividend 12.1.2018 General News
Of Rs 7 per share
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Danish wind energy sets new record in 2017 12.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4 per cent of the total electricity consumption in Denmark in 2017, according to official data released on Thursday.
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Berkshire energy unit names CEO to replace potential Buffett successor 12.1.2018 General News
(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit on Thursday named William Fehrman as its new chief executive to replace Gregory Abel, who was promoted a day earlier to oversee more Berkshire units, and potentially succeed Warren Buffett.
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