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U'khand Cabinet gives nod to use of dry pine leaves for generating power 26.4.2018 General News
The Uttarakhand Cabinet today gave its nod to a policy, permitting commercial use of dry pine leaves, considered the main factor behind forest fires in the state, for generating electricity. The cabinet's clearance to the policy will pave the way for generation of 100 MW of electricity from dry pine leaves, besides setting up ofbriquetting and bio-oil plants, Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik, who is also the state government's spokesperson said after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Apart from boosting alternative energy production in the state, it will also generate large scale employment opportunities at the local level, Kaushik said, adding that it will also reduce frequency of forest fires which cause great damage to wildlife and forest wealth. Under this policy, 10 and 25 KVA power generating units will be set up in Uttarakhand through state-based voluntary organisations, firms, industrial units co-operative societies and ...
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Village Transformation 26.4.2018 Central Chronicle
The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi said there would be budget constrain for transforming village.... more »
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 General News
Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for cooking. The use of these traditional cooking fuels creates several significant problems, including deforestation, with a resultant loss of biodiversity and the elimination of carbon sinks which could offset global warming. There are also an estimated 4 million attributed deaths annually due to the negative health effects associated with indoor air pollution. Approximately 30 percent of those who cooked with solid fuels (820 million people) resided in India alone.The use of solid cooking fuels creates several significant problems. In 2012, resultant indoor air pollution was the cause of more than 4.3 million premature deaths, more than 60 percent of which were women and children. In many parts of the world, women are responsible for the collection of firewood and are specifically impacted by this burden.There is ample .
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 23 (NewsVoir): Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for
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Sustainable technologies for city infrastructure 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Waste-to-energy plants, RWH, and solar power can obviate the need for dependence on municipal services for waste collection, water supply boards and centralised power grids. By M.A. Siraj
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IOC to organise 'LPG Panchayats' in Assam 19.4.2018 General News
In a bid to ensure new LPG connections and spread awareness about its usage in Assam, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is set to organise 296 'LPG Panchayats' in the state tomorrow, a senior company official said. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to observe 'Ujjwala Diwas' on April 20 as a part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (GSA), and the key activity will include the 296 LPG Panchayats, IOC Assam Oil Division's Chief General Manager Uttiya Bhattacharya told reporters here yesterday. IOC endeavours to ensure new LPG connections in 3,042 villages in 27 districts of Assam to make them smokeless under the GSA, which was launched on April 14 and will continue till May 5. In Assam, the total penetration of LPG connections is 64.8 per cent in an estimated 71.39 lakh households, and during the last financial year, 14.50 lakh new connections were added, he said. The GSA campaign is a special initiative under the 'Sabka Sath Sabka Gaon Sabka Vikas' initiative of the .
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Punjab govt approves bio-CNG project 13.4.2018 General News
The Punjab government today approved a Rs 71.68 crore bio-CNG project which will utilise about one lakh tonnes of paddy straw annually. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Project Allotment Committee held under the chairmanship of Anirudh Tewari, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Sources (NRES), an official release said. Tiwari said the project, being facilitated by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), is to be set up by Verbio India Private Limited (100 per cent subsidiary of Verbio Vereinigte Bioenergie AG, Germany) under NRSE Policy-2012 at village Bhutal Kalan of Lehragaga tehsil, district Sangrur, with 100 per cent foreign direct investment. He said the project will utilise about one lakh tonnes of paddy straw annually and produce 33.23 tonnes of bio-CNG per day. In addition, it will produce about 1.44 lakh tonnes of bio-manure annually. Tiwari said the project will generate direct employment for about 60 technical and non-technical persons and indirect
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Despite high education levels, Kerala homes still use old-age cooking fuels 13.4.2018 Latest News
Promoters of safer cookstoves have struggled to find the perfect balance of efficiency, price, and a user-friendly design that would drive widespread adoption
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Analysis: Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia 11.4.2018 General News
BANGKOK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai energy companies are on a roll. The national oil and gas champion, a coal miner and power utility, upstart solar and wind companies, virtually all are expanding across Southeast Asia, applying practices and technology developed at home.
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Gobar-dhan Yojana's national launch from Haryana on April 30 6.4.2018 General News
'Gobar-dhan Yojana', the central scheme for managing and converting cattle dung into manure and biogas, will be launched at the national level from Karnal in Haryana on April 30, a state government spokesman said here on Friday.
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Gobardhan Yojna' to be launched from Karnal on Apr 30 6.4.2018 General News
Gobardhan Yojna, a central government scheme for managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste into manure and biogas, will be launched nationally from Haryana's Karnal on April 30, an official said today. Gobar is an acronym for Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources. Through the scheme, the government aims to ensure cleanliness in villages and generate energy by converting cattle dung and solid agricultural waste into compost and biogas. The scheme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech this year. The government aims to cover nearly 700 districts under the scheme in this financial year. A few European countries and China have managed to produced biogas on a large-scale by effectively utilising cattle dung, the official said. "With the same concept, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken about galvanising organic bio-agro resources in the country and converting waste to energy," he said. "Gram panchayat has a key role in this scheme under which ...
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Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: UN 6.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday. Globally, a record 98 GW of solar power capacity was installed last year with China contributing more than half, or 53 GW, according to U.N. Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The new renewable energy generating capacity, also including wind, biofuels and geothermal energy, dwarfed the 70 GW of net new capacity from fossil fuels in 2017, it said. "We are at a turning point ... from fossil fuels to the renewable world," Erik Solheim, head of U.N. Environment, told Reuters. "The markets are there and renewables can take on coal, they can take on oil and gas." Fossil fuels, however, still dominate existing capacity. Solar, wind, biomass and other renewables generated 12.1 percent of world electricity in 2017, up from 5.2 ...
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Singapore's GIC says to raise investment in Indian renewable firm Greenko 5.4.2018 General News
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's GIC could pump more money into Indian renewable energy firm Greenko Energy Holdings, which could help it double or triple its power capacity over the next 3-5 years, a senior GIC official said on Thursday.
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JFE Engineering launches Global Remote Center 28.3.2018 General News
JFE Engineering Corporation is one of the largest in its field and has recently launched Global Remote Center to monitor overseas plants.JFE Engineering operates waste power plants, biomass power plants, photovoltaic power generation plants, and water energy plants around the world and has launched Global Remote Centre for the integrated monitoring of all the above plants around the world.JFE Engineering has consolidated various remote monitoring services into the Global Remote Center.To demonstrate how to handle tough situations like one in Myanmar where the power grid is unstable and power outage is frequent, the expert operator in "global remote center" unplugged the plant from the power grid remotely and demonstrated instructions to switch to an independent electric power source.In developing countries overseas, it is difficult for plants to finances themselves and thus they are more vulnerable but they also get offer management support."Global Remote Center" can expand the plant .
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Punjab eases building rules to boost construction activity 24.3.2018 General News
The Punjab cabinet on Saturday approved easing of building rules to give boost to construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state.
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MNRE to set up 65,180 biogas plants in current year under the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) 23.3.2018 General News
Under the NBMMP, about 49.6 lakh household size biogas plants have been installed since the inception of the National Biogas Programme in the country.
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MNRE fixes annual target to launch 65,180 biogas plants 22.3.2018 General News
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has fixed an annual target of launching 65,180 biogas plants in current year under the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP), in order to promote clean cooking.Under the NBMMP, about 49.6 lakh household size biogas plants have been installed since the inception of the National Biogas Programme in the country.The National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) aims at setting up of family type biogas plants for providing biogas as clean cooking fuel and a source of lighting.The slurry, produced from biogas plants as a by-product, is an organic bio-manure for enhancing crop yield and maintaining soil health. The biogas technology dissemination helps in reducing environmental degradation and prevents the emissions of Green House Gases (GHGs) such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane into the atmosphere.The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), through the State Nodal Agencies/ Departments, spreads awareness about
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ADB signs $250 million loan deal for China geothermal heating 22.3.2018 General News
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asia Development Bank (ADB) said on Thursday it would provide a $250 million loan to Sinopec Green Energy Geothermal Co (SGE) and Iceland's Arctic Green Energy Corp (AGE) to develop clean geothermal heat in smog-prone northern China.
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Bio digesters to be installed in Shimla hotels 20.3.2018 General News
Bio digester plants will be installed in 80 hotels in the capital city to ease the problem of solid waste treatment. Tarun Kapoor, additional chief secretary, urban development, said the hotels have been identified and the plants would be installed by the hotel owners. Addressing the councillors of Shimla Municipal Corporation, Nagar Parishad and Nagar Panchayats, the official said waste to energy plants would be installed in Rohroo, Rampur, Chopal and Sunni for solid waste disposal. Instructions have been issued for proper door to door garbage collection in the city and other urban local bodies, he said. Kapoor also directed that arrangements be made for proper management of parks and plans be chalked out for beautification of urban areas.
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Bamboo: let the 'Golden Grass' grow 16.3.2018 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The latest budgetary allocation of Rs 1,290 crore for the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) is a significant step to improve the countrys bamboo economy, which was so far shackled by legal and regulatory restrictions. In December 2017, the government, in an amendment to the Indian Forest Act, (IFA), 1927, exempted bamboo grown in non-forest areas from definition as a tree. Bamboo, though taxonomically a grass, was legally defined as a tree under the IFA. The twin objectives of the latest amendment aim to promote bamboo cultivation in non-forest areas in order to increase rural incomes and expand the countrys green cover. As a result, this dispenses with the requirement to obtain felling/transit permit for commercial use of bamboo and would transform bamboo cultivation and bamboo economy. Bamboo was perceived all along as a wild growth in forest areas and not as a cultivated crop that could be harnessed for profit. Commercial cultivation of bamboo will replace wood as the material of choice for building ...
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