New snake robot can be reconfigured to suit user needs

 Scientists have developed a new robot that moves in ways that are similar to a snake's natural undulations and it can be reconfigured to suit user needs.

Govt yet to award four UMPPs to developers

The government is yet to award four ultra mega power plants of 4,000 MW capacity each, Parliament was informed on Monday.

Snake robot to aid search-and-rescue

Inspired by the amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes, researchers have created a robot that can climb sand hills better, an advance that may aid search-and-rescue operations.

Coal Ministry to review fuel stock situation at power plants

 With almost half the thermal power stations in the country left with less than a week's coal stock, the Coal Ministry has called a meeting to review the fuel position at the plants.

Private firms may benefit from govt's plan to ease fuel supply

The power ministry's proposal to supply coal from Coal India's mines to nine private power projects could mean they could get the fuel at Rs 1,500 a tonne, instead of the open market price of Rs 4,000 per tonne, according to report.

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

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.

Power crisis in Uttar Pradesh continues

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

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.

US to cut carbon emission from power plants by 30 %

The US will cut carbon emission from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the world`s largest economy, by 30 % by 2030, an ambitious target that marks the first-ever attempt at limiting such pollution.

US to limit emissions at new power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, in a bid to implement President Barack Obama`s plan to fight climate change.

A simpler step to curb pollution from power plants

Researchers in the US have found a new way to cut down pollution caused by carbon dioxide emitted by power plants.

Six power plants sitting idle in Andhra Pradesh

As many as six gas-based power plants, including those operated by GMR, Lanco and GVK, with combined capacity of more than 2000 mw in Andhra Pradesh have stopped operations.

Yeddy meets PM, presses for consent to power plant

Yeddyurappa raised the demand before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he along with state Power
Minister Shobha Karandlaje met him.

80% of power plants at risk of default

Warning that 80 per cent of the country`s power plants face the risk of a default due to coal shortages and environmental issues.

Env Min clears 6 coalblocks for 3 power plants

In what can be seen as a relaxation in its ban on mining in `no-go` areas, the Environment Ministry on Wednesday cleared six coal blocks, including five in such areas, for three major power plants in Orissa.

Power plants vulnerable to hackers: Security firm

US computer security research firm NSS Labs warned that it uncovered new ways that hackers could sabotage power plants, oil refineries or manufacturing operations.

‘Study needed before setting up new N-power parks’

Existing nuclear clusters should also be studied in the wake of Japan disaster, a top scientist said.

Coming up in Bihar, thermal, biomass power plants

Electricity-starved Bihar is setting up five thermal power plants of 7,000 MW capacity and others based on gas and biomass, say officials adding the sector has attracted private investment worth hundreds of crores of rupees.

US eyes new rules on power plants to curb emissions

The US plans to impose new pollution standards on power plants and oil
refineries in 2012 as part of efforts to curb greenhouse gas