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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.

Unfortunate that steel, iron-ore are imported: Narendran

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:32

Pitching for proper utilisation of resources, Tata Steel MD (India and South East Asia) T V Narendran today said it is "unfortunate" that steel and iron ore are being imported by a country blessed with rich mineral reserves.

Hero MotoCorp casual workers at Gurgaon resist move to shift them

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:01

Hero MotoCorp had made an initial investment of Rs 160 crore in setting up a global parts centre spread over 35 acres at Neemrana.

Gas-based plants in India not viable: Power Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 21:04

Gas-based plants in India are not viable because there is not enough gas in the country and Naptha-based plants produce costly energy, government said on Thursday blaming inadequate planning for the situation.

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.

Fertiliser Ministry seeks higher gas supply, takes up revival of 5 plants

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 00:36

The Fertilzers Ministry has asked the Petroleum Ministry to increase the supply of gas for urea manufacturing plants and also explore the possibility of gas pipeline from Phulpur to Haldia as it can lead to revival of five closed 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.

Jaiprakash to sell hydro plants to Reliance Power

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:16

The sale of Jaiprakash`s entire hydropower portfolio, which has an aggregate capacity of nearly 1,800 megawatts, would make Reliance the country`s largest private provider of hydroelectric power.