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Guj CM writes to Goyal on supply of inferior coal by CIL arm

Guj CM writes to Goyal on supply of inferior coal by CIL arm

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 16:03

The Power Ministry had earlier alleged that stones and boulders were still being dispatched to the power plants along with coal.

Closing nuclear fuel cycle important to meet climate change threat

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 17:45

With the threat of climate change looming large, it is important to close the nuclear power fuel cycle so that the base fuel could be used more efficiently. With a closed fuel cycle, nuclear power is almost akin to renewable energy, said a senior official here.

Eight crore households in India still without electricity: Piyush Goyal

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 16:21

Eight crore households in the country, home to more than 40 crore people, have no access to electricity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal admitted in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

25-year-old power plants to be replaced: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 15:59

All power plants which have completed 25 years of operations will be replaced with modern and environment-friendly ones to enhance production capacity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Japan`s nuclear restart may be delayed until 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 09:49

The long-awaited restart of Japan`s nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes.

Power plants face less than 4 days of coal stocks: Goyal

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 15:56

The minister cited reasons like difficulties in supply of coal from CIL subsidiaries due law and order problems and deficient monsoon for low coal stocks at power plants.

India among countries to face `insurmountable` water crisis by 2040

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:48

A research focusing on four different case studies in France, the United States, China and India respectively has recently revealed that it might be impossible to continue to produce electricity and meet the demand of clean drinking water worldwide by 2040.

25 of 100 power plants have less than 4 days coal stock: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 18:33

One fourth of the 100 coal-based power plants monitored by CEA are reeling under acute coal shortage with stocks to last less than four days, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said Monday.

NTPC power plants have 2 days of coal stock left; Govt steps in

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:25

As electricity demand peaks due to sub-normal monsoon, state-owned NTPC has warned that power plants are running on very low coal stock of less than two days, prompting government to take steps to fix the crisis.

Power crisis in Uttar Pradesh continues

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 08:53

Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages due to technical glitches in some of the state`s power plants, an official said.

Sukhbir Singh Badal warns of food crisis if power plants don`t get coal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:06

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.

`Govt working on providing insurance cover to nuclear plants`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:47

The government is working with a group of experts and officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry, insurance companies to work out modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear plants.