Power & Energy News Monthly Archive June 2018

JUN 27 2018

Council to decide on inclusion of natural gas, ATF in GST, says Hasmukh Adhia

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Days before the goods and services tax (GST) completes one year, the government on Tuesday said natural gas and jet fuel (ATF) are 'natural' and 'easier' candidates for inclusion ...

JUN 27 2018

Government allows companies to explore for oil, gas beyond block boundaries

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  In a bid to make it easier for explorers to find and produce more oil and gas, the Government has allowed companies to go beyond their allocated block boundaries if a discovery were ...

JUN 27 2018

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan blames Congress for fuel price hike

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / Patna, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday blamed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the skyrocketing fuel prices in ...

JUN 27 2018

Energy dues: Power firm, civic body lock horns in Gaya

  • Abdul Qadir, ETEnergyWorld / Gaya, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  The Gaya Municipal Corporation (GMC) and the India Power, the franchisee for power distribution in Gaya town, Bodh Gaya and Manpur, are engaged in a tug-of-war of sorts on the issue ...

JUN 27 2018

PPA auction for stressed power stations gets bids for 2,200 mw

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Sembcorp Energy, Jaiprakash Associates, IL&FS and RKM PowerGen are among eight companies that responded to the government’s pilot scheme to aggregate and auction power ...

JUN 27 2018

BJP involved in power scam in Arunachal Pradesh, says APCC chief

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / Itanagar, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of committing one after another scam unchecked, APCC president Takam Sanjoy alleged that another such scam is in offing and ...

JUN 27 2018

Power ministry seeks change in RBI order on stressed units

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Stressed power assets have got a major boost as the power ministry has strongly recommended substantial changes to the RBI’s controversial Feb 12 circular on loan defaults ...

JUN 27 2018

Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap ...

JUN 27 2018

Global, local solar manufacturers spar over safeguard duty

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  The first public hearing on a proposal to introduce 70% safeguard duty on imported solar panels on Tuesday saw heated arguments between global manufacturers of the panels and ...

JUN 27 2018

Maharashtra govt forms study committee for floating solar power plant

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  The Maharashtra government has set up a committee to study issues related to the development of a 1,000-Mw floating solar power plant at Ujani dam in Solapur district, officials ...

JUN 27 2018

Clean-tech startup ZunRoof raises Rs 1.66 crore in angel funding

  • Priyanka Sangani, ETEnergyWorld / Pune, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  Clean-tech startup ZunRoof said that it has raised a second round of angel funding of Rs 1.66cr ($0.25mn) from i3N (led by Pradeep Tharakan, Sr. Energy Specialist at ADB and Vismay ...

JUN 27 2018

Solar equipment manufacturers and developers spar over safeguard duty

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th June 2018 Published on : 27th June 2018
  • Created:Wed 27th JUN 2018

  At a public hearing held by the office of the Director General of Trade Remedies (earlier known as Director General of Safeguards) on Tuesday, domestic solar equipment manufacturers ...

JUN 26 2018

Ozone level spikes four times in a week

  • Sharmila Bhowmick, ETEnergyWorld / Noida, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  As the temperature touched 44 degrees Celsius in parts of national capital region on Sunday, there are more worries than the heat and discomfort. Parts of Noida and Ghaziabad have ...

JUN 26 2018

Exclusive: India speeds up environmental approvals in industry, alarms activists

  • Reuters, ETEnergyWorld / Pendaveedu, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected ...

JUN 26 2018

Centre plans 25 per cent greenhouse gas emission cut by 2020: Minister

  • Piyush Treepathi, ETEnergyWorld / Patna, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  Emission of greenhouse gases that lead to global warming and climate change would be reduced by 20-25% in India by 2020 and 33-35% by 2030, Union minister for environment, forest ...

JUN 26 2018

Setting AC temperature at 24 degrees will save energy, budget: Power Minister

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / Arrah(Bihar), 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  Standing by his previous comment of setting Air conditioner temperature at 24 degrees Celsius, Union Power Minister RK Singh said that this will save both energy and ...

JUN 26 2018

India, EU committed to respecting Paris Climate Agreement: President

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / Athens, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  Emphasising on the need for clean energy and climate change, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India and the European Union (EU) are united in their commitment to the 2015 ...

JUN 26 2018

EESL to distribute energy efficient appliances through post offices in Punjab

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  State-owned Energy Efficiency Services today said it has signed an agreement with Department of Post for distribution of its energy efficient appliances through post offices of ...

JUN 26 2018

India and France building strong clean energy partnership: Sushma Swaraj

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  India and France are working to shape a strong development partnership, including in the fields of science and technology, clean energy and infrastructure, External Affairs Minister ...

JUN 26 2018

Gas distribution to reach 49 per cent of Indias population, says PNGRB

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Kochi, 26th June 2018 Published on : 26th June 2018
  • Created:Tue 26th JUN 2018

  Gas distribution would reach almost half of India’s population after the completion of new distribution projects in various geographical areas, Petroleum and Natural Gas ...