energy policy

Sonia urged to stop new n-plants, evolve energy policy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy has urged Congress chief and National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ask the government to stop new nuclear power ... Read more...

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Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s new solar energy policy to add 3,000 MW


March 12th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will soon come out with a new policy on solar power to generate 3,000 MW by 2015-16, Natham R Viswanathan, minister for non-conventional energy ... Read more...

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India, China boom pushing fuel prices: White House


February 25th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Echoing President Barack Obama, the White House has said there is no short term solution to rising fuel prices in America with external factors like ... Read more...

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Obama blames growing India, China for hurting American wallets (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama has accused his Republican rivals of using the pain at the pump to score political points while attributing rising oil prices to ... Read more...

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India, China fuel demand spiking prices, says Obama


February 24th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Attributing rising oil prices to growing demand in countries like China, India and Brazil, President Obama has accused his Republican rivals of using the pain at ... Read more...

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India, China boom led to higher fuel prices: White House


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The White House has attributed the rising fuel prices in America partly to the economic boom in countries like India and China and unrest in ... Read more...

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Chile envisions integrated Latin American power grid


January 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) President Sebastian Pinera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power ... Read more...

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US energy policy moving in wrong direction: Chevron CEO


October 20th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The energy policy in the US is moving in the wrong direction and may risk making energy more scarce and expensive, John S. Watson, chairman and ... Read more...

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Cycle rally to push for renewables


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) About 500 people will participate in a cycle rally Saturday demanding that the central government relook and revise its energy policy and invest hugely in ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protests end after Jayalalithaa assurance


September 21st, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu was called off Wednesday following an assurance by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa that ... Read more...

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Don’t grow the way US did: Jeffrey Sachs to India


August 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India and China should not grow the American way and must pay adequate attention to the environment with proper policy to guide future action by ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike a hard decision in national interest: Congress


June 27th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) With the opposition mounting pressure on the government over the hike in prices of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, the Congress said Monday that ... Read more...

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Delhiites can soon sell solar power to distribution companies(June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Delhiites will soon have an opportunity play a pivotal role in saving the environment by installing solar power plants on the rooftops of their houses ... Read more...

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Rooftop solar energy policy in Delhi soon: Dikshit


May 19th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Delhiites would now be able to sell power directly with the Delhi government about to launch a roof top solar energy policy. Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

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Japanese PM Kan declines salary until nuclear crisis solved


May 10th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday announced that starting June, he will be declining his monthly salary and biannual bonuses until the country's nuclear crisis is brought ... Read more...

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Japan to continue using n-power despite Fukushima crisis


May 9th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will continue to use nuclear power despite the ongoing crisis caused by radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a top official has ... Read more...

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5 in10 Americans think Obama does not deserve second term: Quinnipiac Poll


March 31st, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 31 (ANI): Half of Americans taking part in a Quinnipiac Poll don't believe President Obama deserves a second term, while 41 percent or nearly four in 10 think ... Read more...

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US Senator wants brakes on nuke power plants until Japan tsunami ramification is known


March 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman has said that the Obama administration must put brakes, if not stops, on nuclear power plants in the country till they understand ... Read more...

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Obama’s Q-A session on YouTube


January 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama touched on a variety of topics, from legalisation of marijuana to civil unrest in Tunisia and Egypt, during a wide-ranging, online 'virtual town ... Read more...

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Increasing efficiency could cut global power usage by over 70pc


January 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study from the University of Cambridge found that if we were to make existing technologies more efficient, it could reduce global power usage by over 70 ... Read more...

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I’d consider a post in the Obama Administration, says Arnie


December 19th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 19 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to be a part of US President Barack Obama's Administration.The California Governor told the Los Angeles Times that he'd consider a post in ... Read more...

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Arnie dubs Congress members ‘gutless wimps’ for giving in to oil cos pressure


October 28th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called the members of Congress "wimps" with "no guts" for failing to stand up to the pressure from oil companies.Schwarzenegger made these ... Read more...

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Two in three 2008 Obama backers unlikely to vote this year: Poll


October 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 20 (ANI): A new CBS News/Knowledge Networks survey has found that two in three likely voters who say they voted for President Obama in 2008 are less enthusiastic ... Read more...

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Bihar parties urged to push for green energy


August 25th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace India and civil society groups have urged political parties in poll-bound Bihar to include development of renewable energy in their manifestos. "Greenpeace India along with ... Read more...

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Obama misses driving along Chicago’s Lake Michigan


August 6th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.6 (ANI): Living in a kind of secure bubble after assuming the office of the President of the United States in January 2009, Barack Obama on Thursday said that ... Read more...

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Summer solstice at stonehenge, call for more daylight time


June 21st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 21 (IANS) Even as thousands of people witnessed the sunrise on the longest day of the year at the site of the circle of stones in Stonehenge, British ... Read more...

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Obama vows to make BP pay for oil spill


June 16th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16(IANS) US President Barack Obama has vowed to make oil giant BP to pay all clean-up costs and damages from what he called "the worst environmental disaster America has ... Read more...

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Government should frame comprehensive energy policy: Apex court


May 7th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday sought to remind the government that it was high time it framed a comprehensive policy on energy security, while upholding its right to ... Read more...

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US has huge stake in closer ties with India: Geithner


April 3rd, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 3 (IANS) The US has huge mutual stake in closer economic ties with India and a key focus of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's visit to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Obama opens up coastal oil drilling, angers environmentalists


April 1st, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (DPA) President Barack Obama Wednesday backed new drilling for oil and natural gas off parts of the US coastline as a short-term, but necessary, solution to the country's ... Read more...

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President Obama and Vice President Biden address the Recovery Act progress


February 18th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday spoke to the American public about their thoughts and views regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... Read more...

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Obama’s New Nuclear Plant Brings Jobs to Georgia


February 17th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Washington, Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, President Barack Obama unveiled his plans to break ground on the first nuclear power plant to be built since the horrible accident in 1979. ... Read more...

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NGOs welcome BASIC stance on climate change


January 24th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) International NGOs Sunday welcomed the decision of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC countries) to support the Copenhagen Accord but to have the agreement as part ... Read more...

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EU, Iraq sign energy cooperation pact


January 19th, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and Iraq have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in the energy sector, Xinhua reported Monday. The pact provides a political framework to strengthen ... Read more...

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