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After almost 42 years, this tribal colony in Karnataka is finally getting electricity

Being surrounded by forest, drawing power lines here was prohibited and so the Malekudiya tribal colony near Mangaluru had an unreliable supply of electricity. For Laxman, a member of Malekudiya tribe in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district, either kerosene lamps or a small hydropower contraption met his family and community’s electricity requirements. “But during the summer, […]

Scanty rains, but no power cut

Data available from Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows that power generation in southern states has been less by 9.45% and in the north-east output is 3.43% less than what was actually targeted. Deficient monsoon has meant that electricity generation from hydropower plants in south and north-eastern India is less than what should have been. However, […]

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, signed a replacement rule that gives states leeway in […]

Gender neutral ways of ensuring universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Incorporating gender focus in electrification programmes is important as women and men have different energy needs. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), only 43% of the population has access to electricity, which leaves approximately 600 million people without it. [1] Despite the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — which ensures universal access to affordable, reliable and modern […]