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Brazil to auction new oil blocks in 2013


September 20th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil is planning an auction of new oil and gas exploration and production blocks for May 2013, although that long-delayed round will depend on prior approval ... Read more...

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More incentives to renewable energy sector: Farooq Abdullah


September 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Generation-based incentives and depreciation allowance to incentivise generation of power from new and renewable sources will be at the top of the 12th Plan agenda ... Read more...

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`Colombia now South America’s No. 2 economy’


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Colombia has moved ahead of Argentina to become South America's second-largest economy, the outgoing Colombian finance minister said Friday."Colombia surpassed Argentina in GDP, we are the ... Read more...

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Brazil’s gasoline imports to rise


August 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gasoline imports will rise a minimum of 354 percent by 2020 due to falling sugar-cane ethanol production, the media reported, citing a government study.The ... Read more...

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Venezuela refinery blast: Toll rises to 26


August 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 26 (IANS) The toll in a powerful blast at a refinery in Venezuela has risen to 26, officials said. A 10-year-old child was among the dead.The blast that ... Read more...

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Venezuela boosts oil sales to China


August 14th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela has increased oil sales to China to 640,000 barrels a day, the Andean nation's energy minister said."Before, we never sold a single barrel of petroleum ... Read more...

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Southern power grid safe from tripping (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike India's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids which collapsed this week, the state-run Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) Thursday said the southern power grid was ... Read more...

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‘Southern power grid safe from tripping’


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike the country's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids which collapsed early this week, the state-run Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) Thursday claimed that the southern ... Read more...

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Grid failure hits NALCO power units in Odisha


August 1st, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Two units of the captive power plant of the state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) in Odisha collapsed Tuesday due to the failure of Eastern Grid, ... Read more...

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‘We’re overdrawing within limits: Rajasthan


July 31st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) As people in Rajasthan continued to suffer from the disruption in electricity supplies, the state government Tuesday rebutted the union power ministry's charge that it was ... Read more...

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Bolivia pursues hydro-power deal with China


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction ... Read more...

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India’s largest industrial solar plant operational in Punjab


July 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) With a capacity for evaporation and condensation of one lakh litres of waste water per day, India's largest industrial solar plant became operational in Punjab's Ludhiana ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Positive change in Pakistan people’s mindset towards India: Krishna


July 26th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) There is a positive change in the mindset of Pakistani people vis-a-vis relations with India, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Thursday, citing his Pakistani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Colombia to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect pipeline


July 12th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's government plans to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect the Bicentennial Pipeline, a 960 km conduit currently under construction.Mines and Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas made the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to establish warning system for n-disasters


June 30th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Atomic Energy Authority is to set up nuclear disaster early warning system in the naval bases around the island in the wake of increasing ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Karunanidhi condemns Sri Lankan minister


June 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday condemned the reported threat by a Sri Lankan minister to massacre Tamils if they continued to support the Tamil National ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Iran to supply power to Syria, Lebanon


May 27th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will supply electricity to Syria and Lebanon, an Iranian official said Sunday."We are planning to export power to Syria and Lebanon," Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad ... Read more...

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Bihar should develop renewable energy clusters: Greenpeace


May 15th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 15 (IANS) Electricity-starved Bihar has the potential to develop a microgrid network that functions in clusters and is completely powered by locally available renewable energy resources, says a ... Read more...

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Summer multiplies woes of power-starved Bihar


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur/Gaya (Bihar), May 11 (IANS) Meena Srivastav of Muzaffarpur and Shoib Akhtar of Gaya have a common woe: frequent power outages that have left them sleepless."I have to spend sleepless ... Read more...

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South Africa to expand local businesses with n-power capacity


April 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said."It is not just about ... Read more...

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Bihar’s hydel project gets Central Water Commission’s nod


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Power-starved Bihar's 126 MW capacity Dagmara hydro power project in Supaul district has got clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC), and the state government is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India asks Qatar for additional 3 mn tonnes of gas


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, April 23 (IANS) India Monday urged Qatar to increase the supply of natural gas by 3 million tonnes to meet immediate requirements.India imports 7.5 million tonnes of liquified natural ... Read more...

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Venezuela to pay nationalized US firms $420 mn


March 26th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 26 (IANS/EFE) State energy giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) will pay US natural gas companies Williams Cos Inc. and Exterran Holdings Inc. a total of $420 million ... Read more...

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India, Iran to expand ties in renewable energy


March 5th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) India and Iran Monday decided to expand cooperation in the field of renewable energy.This follows a meeting earlier in the day between Minister for New and ... Read more...

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Iran eyes South African energy market


March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 4 (IANS) Iran is keen to invest in the South African energy market, Energy Minister Majid Namjou said Sunday. Namjou was speaking with his South African counterpart Dipuo ... Read more...

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Afzal Guru should ‘pay price’, says Farooq


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru should "pay the price" for attacking India, union New and Renewable Energy Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks 5,000 transformers


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Power starved Bihar has sought 5,000 new transformers from the central government to replace burnt transformers in rural areas."The government wants 5,000 transformers to replace burnt ... Read more...

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Kashmiri students on ‘mission’ know the nation


February 9th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) For most of them, it was their first experience of travelling beyond the 2.5-km-long Jawahar tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range which links ... Read more...

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British energy minister resigns


February 4th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) British Energy Minister Chris Huhne resigned Friday, Xinhua reported.Police said they would prosecute him for allegedly perverting the course of justice in relation to driving ... Read more...

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Solar lighting for police stations in Kashmir


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 2 (IANS) Remote police stations and police buildings in Jammu and Kashmir will now be lit by solar energy for uninterrupted power supply to help "maintenance of law ... Read more...

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Dozens feared missing after landslide in Papua New Guinea


January 24th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY (BNO NEWS) -- As many as 40 people are believed to be missing after a large landslide devastated two villages in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands region on Tuesday morning, ... Read more...

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Russia may increase oil output in 2012


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to raise its oil production by 1 percent year-on-year in 2012 to 516 million metric tonnes, the energy ministry said."We are expecting ... Read more...

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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

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Gehlot calls on Tinidad and Tobago PM


January 7th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Saturday met Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Prasad Bissesar, the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharati Divas, being held here ... Read more...

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