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BGR Energy cuts capex for JVs with Hitachi


August 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) City-based BGR Energy Systems has scaled down capital expenditure for its boiler and turbine joint ventures with Hitachi by Rs.900 crore to Rs.3,500 crore to reschedule ... Read more...

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‘New thermal power plants to escalate Vidarbha farm crisis’


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Large clusters of coal-fired power plants proposed in Maharashtra's Vidarbha - known for farmers' suicides - may bring down the future availability of water in ... Read more...

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Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

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Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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Half of inhaled diesel soot sticks to lungs


June 29th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 29 (IANS) The exhaust from diesel-run vehicles, wood fires and coal fired power stations contains soot particles that not only pollute the air, but more dangerously, stick to ... Read more...

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China eyes Myanmar power sector


May 25th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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US, Japanese firms to build power plants in Myanmar


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity ... Read more...

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India sparks solar energy market: Report


April 26th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) India's ambitious national solar programme has catalysed rapid growth in the solar market driving solar energy prices low and demonstrating how government policy can stimulate clean ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Areva joins Reliance to set up solar power plant


April 13th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Areva Solar, France-based Areva's subsidiary, has bagged a contract by Reliance Power to build Asia's largest concentrated solar power installation."Areva Solar, an Areva subsidiary, has ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh, Railways ink deal for three rail corridors


February 28th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Monday signed a deal with the Indian Railways for developing three rail corridors in the state's poverty-hit northern region that has roughly one-fifth of the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh signs pact for rail corridors (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh wants industrial rail corridors in its sprawling northern region that has an estimated 20 percent of India's coal deposits.The government and Indian Railways are set ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to sign MOU with Railways for new project


February 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government and the Indian Railways are all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) later this month for setting up industrial rail ... Read more...

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GMR launches ‘Fly via Hyderabad’ campaign in Chhattisgarh


January 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 27 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) Friday launched its 'Fly Hyderabad' campaign in Raipur to attract flyers from central India to travel to and from Hyderabad.The ... Read more...

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India takes first step towards ultra super-critical boilers


January 20th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The first step towards India's own advanced ultra super- critical boiler for coal-fired power plants has been taken with the realisation of two materials that can ... Read more...

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Tribal daily wager buys 74 acres of prime land in Chhattisgarh


December 1st, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 1 (IANS) Can a tribal labourer eking out Rs.122 a day under a job guarantee scheme in Chhattisgarh be owning 74 acres of double-crop farm land valued at ... Read more...

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Air pollution fueling respiratory diseases in cities: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Developing countries in the southeast Asian region with expanding urbanisation are now at a greater risk of respiratory diseases triggered by air pollution, warned the World ... Read more...

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Two million die of air pollution each year: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Two million people worldwide die from air pollution each year, the Geneva based World Health Organization (WHO) has said.According to data collected by the WHO from ... Read more...

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BGR-Hitachi power equipment plants to go on stream in 2013


September 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Chennai-based BGR Energy Systems will become an integrated power equipment manufacturer by 2013 as its two joint venture plants will start functioning, a top company official ... Read more...

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NTPC order will be met with local, imported machines: BGR


September 15th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) City-based engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contractor BGR Energy Systems Ltd will supply the steam turbine and generator units to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd through a mix ... Read more...

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BGR Energy lowest bidder for NTPC’s mega tender


September 15th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Chennai-based engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contractor BGR Energy Systems Ltd. Thursday announced that it is the lowest bidder in state-run NTPC Ltd's bulk tender for supplying steam turbine ... Read more...

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Direct removal of CO2 from air impractical: Scientists


May 10th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air physically may not be a very practicable way to reverse human-driven climate change and it would be cheaper to ... Read more...

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Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Traces of mercury found in albatross feathers up to 120 years old have helped determine how much sea birds and global systems are being threatened by ... Read more...

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Farmer’s suicide rocks Chhattisgarh assembly


March 25th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 25 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh assembly Friday witnessed uproarious scenes after the opposition Congress party pressed for a reply from the ruling BJP about a farmer who committed ... Read more...

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House panel to probe Chhattisgarh ‘dam sale’


March 4th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 4 (IANS) Amid an uproar in the Chhattisgarh assembly for the second consecutive day Friday over charges that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had "sold" a ... Read more...

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Coal supply disruption shuts power units, hits NALCO plant


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Coal supply disruption triggered by an agitation in Orissa's Angul district has led to shutting down of units of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and may force ... Read more...

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Congress slams Chhattisgarh for ’selling’ rivers, dams


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh Tuesday hit out at the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "selling" rivers and dams to industrial houses."The BJP government in ... Read more...

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People freeze in Chinese city as emission norms take effect


January 14th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) Thousands of people in China's Linzhou city may have to endure the freezing winter without support after a major heating service provider has shut operations following the closure ... Read more...

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India to design advanced ultra super critical boilers


January 7th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) In order to secure energy security through efficient firing of coal, three Indian giants have joined hands to design, develop and build advanced super ultra critical boilers.Speaking at ... Read more...

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English actor Pete Postlethwaite dies


January 3rd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) English actor Pete Postlethwaite, who worked in Steven Spielberg's movies "The Lost World: Jurrassic Park" and "Amistad", died peacefully in hospital at the age of 64 after a ... Read more...

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Exposure to mercury pollution causes homosexuality in birds


December 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by US scientists has revealed that exposure to mercury pollution could be hitting some wild birds' reproductive prospects hard by causing males to pair with ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to get 2,000 MW power from NTPC project


November 26th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) Chhattisgarh signed a power purchase agreement Thursday with India's largest power producer, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), to get 50 percent power from its upcoming 4,000 MW ... Read more...

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Orissa Power embarks on Rs.10,000 crore expansion plan


November 18th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Orissa Power Generation Corporation Ltd (OPGC) has floated a global tender for expansion of its coal-fired power plant in the state, a company official said Thursday.The company, a ... Read more...

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Environmental activists supporting nuclear power and GM


November 1st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): After revolting against genetically modified foods and nuclear power for decades, leading environmental campaigners have performed a u-turn on the two key technologies.Opposing nuclear power meant encouraging use ... Read more...

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$917 mn finance for Madhya Pradesh power plant


October 22nd, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) has approved a $917 million export finance guarantee to support US exports to the Sasan Power Ltd coal-fired ... Read more...

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