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Govt to focus on loss-making discoms for next 3-4 yrs to achieve ’24X7 power for all’: Official

Talking about the continuous losses of discoms, he said there is a gap between the actual rate of supply of power and the cost recovered from consumers New Delhi: The government’s spotlight will be on electricity distribution utilities or discoms, which are mostly state-run and cash-strapped due to losses, to achieve the goal of 24X7 […]

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Andhra Pradesh: Will cut off supplies if dues not settled, warn discoms

Sources said the discoms have been struggling with poor revenue since the outbreak of Covid-19 as revenues from industrial and commercial segments have nosedived to an all-time low AMARAVATI: Power distribution companies (discoms) in the state have begun issuing notices to clear dues or face disconnection of supply. Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL), Central […]

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Government to have new policy on purchase of solar power soon

Nearly a week after the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) stopped receiving grid connection and purchasing solar power following Decision No.13/2020 signed on April 6, last year, by the Prime Minister on the mechanism to encourage the development of solar power in Vietnam, which expired after December 31, last year, investors are anxiously waiting for new regulations. […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

ADB to provide USD 231-mn loan to enhance power generation capacity in Assam

This is the third tranche loan for the ongoing Assam Power Sector Investment Program, which was approved by the ADB board in July 2014 New Delhi: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a USD 231-million loan to augment electricity generation capacity in Assam through construction of a 120-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant. ADB and […]

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Driving into 2021, government sets eyes on expanding road infrastructure, more electric vehicles

In 2020, the government launched the work for the strategic 14.15 kilometres-long Zojila tunnel to provide all-year connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh. NEW DELHI : After striving to turn the pandemic-induced “crisis into an opportunity” with ongoing construction of tunnel roads in tough terrains and critical infrastructure, the government will step on the gas […]

Nitin Gadkari: Vehicle scrappage policy likely to be approved soon

Japan not eyeing new reactors to help reach 2050 carbon-neutral goal

For the world’s fifth-biggest emitter, reining in emissions from utilities that contribute about 4/5ths of carbon dioxide output is key to achieving the deadline set by its new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga TOKYO: Japan is not considering building new nuclear power plants to help it become carbon-free by 2050, the government’s top spokesman said on […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

Government wants to use electric vehicles as main weapon in fight vs pollution

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar urges people to make use of EVs, says he uses an electric two-wheeler himself. The Centre has upgraded the fuel standard to BS 6 to fight pollution, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar recently said and urged people to shift to electric vehicles. Javadekar, while addressing a webinar on the first ever […]

Nitin Gadkari: Vehicle scrappage policy likely to be approved soon

Government aims to generate electricity totally from renewable sources by 2030

Aug 16, Colombo : Duminda Dissanayake, Minister of State for Solar, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Project Development says that he will fulfill the responsibility vested with him to generate electricity by renewable energy sources instead of the use of fuel by 2030. The State Minister expressed these views while joining a observation visit to […]

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020, but continues to builds thermal plants

Government allows sales of electric vehicles without batteries

The battery could be provided separately by the OEM or the energy service provider Battery powered two and three-wheelers may see some price corrections after the government allowed electric vehicles to be registered without their batteries. A letter sent to the transport department and transport commissioners of all states and Union Territories by the Centre […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

Government urged to halt CPC project to save reefs

Environmental protection groups yesterday urged the government to halt a construction project by state-owned oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan in Taoyuan’s coastal Datan Village (大潭) to save algal reefs and to hold an official hearing on the issue. The formation of the shallow-water algal reefs began about 7,500 years ago and they stretch along 27km […]

Israel and UAE agree renewable energy deal