India is expected to spend a whopping USD 1 trillion (about Rs 65 lakh crore) by 2030 on ramping up its power infrastructure as one of the world's largest energy consumers aims to provide 24/7 electricity to its citizens.
The Centre on Wednesday unveiled a new power tariff policy which allows 100 percent expansion by existing power plants, passing on levies to consumers and purchase of 100 percent electricity produced from waste.
India will switch over to LED bulbs by the end of 2018 which would result in a massive saving of 100 billion units of electricity and Rs.14,000 crore per annum to the nation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Thursday.
India unfolded a much hyped 'Solar Alliance' on the sidelines of the climate change conference in Paris. A grand invitation extended to the 121 sunny nations to come together for making solar power accessible, its headquarters in Gurgaon and the Indian government seeks to inject Rs 400 crores as seed money.
Gas produced by decaying human waste is a potentially major source of energy, providing electricity for millions of homes while improving sanitary conditions in developing countries, says a UN report has said.
Under DELP, the government data showed that more than 2 crore subsidized LED bulbs have been distributed. This helps in daily energy savings of 73 lakh units, which translates into Rs 2.9 crore a day (Annual savings of over Rs 1,000 crore)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Jharkhand could show the path to the world for a clean environment as the state was opting for solar power to generate electricity even though it had vast reserves of coal.
An accident tribunal has rapped the officials of Reliance Power-owned BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd for "blatant negligence" and failure to remove an iron pole which electrocuted a man, while directing the discom to pay Rs 23 lakh as compensation.