energy sector

Russia to increase energy exports to Asia-Pacific


September 4th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow , Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia would increase exports of oil and natural gas to the Asia-Pacific to counterbalance instability in supplies from the Middle East, according to an ... Read more...

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Russian spies most active in Czech Republic


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian "special services" are the most active foreign espionage groups in the Czech Republic, the Czech Security Information Service said Wednesday.The agency's 2011 intelligence report ... Read more...

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Belgium backs India for NSG, hopeful of India-EU trade pact (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Backing India's membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Belgium Wednesday agreed to cooperate with this country in the field of nuclear research and ... Read more...

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Belgium hopeful of India-EU trade pact by 2013 summit


August 8th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Belgium Wednesday expressed hope that India and the 27-nation European Union should be able to seal a free trade agreement at their 2013 ... Read more...

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After India’s blackout, US experts suggest energy sector reforms


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) As power was getting restored in India after one of its worst blackouts in history, US energy experts called for reforms in India's energy sector ... Read more...

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Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

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French firm Altran bets on india for growth


July 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) French high-tech engineering consulting firm Altran is betting on India for growth and value in diverse verticals such as transportation, automotive, aerospace and nuclear energy."India ... Read more...

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Putin calls for auction sales of strategic deposits


July 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's strategic deposits - including reserves of 70 million tonnes of oil and 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas - should be auctioned and ... Read more...

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Wind, solar power belong to state, claims Chinese province


July 4th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) In a bizarre draft regulation released by a province in China, climate resources like wind and solar power belong to the state and that any exploitation ... Read more...

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Don’t scrap wind power banking: Manufacturers tell Tamil Nadu


June 28th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has asked the Tamil Nadu government to call a meeting of stake-holders in wind energy sector in the state ... Read more...

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Russia open to foreign investment in energy


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia remains open to foreign investment in the energy sector, President Vladimir Putin has said."We will continue to pursue a policy of openness to foreign ... Read more...

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Russia, Kazakhstan extend Friendship Treaty for 10 years


June 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Astana, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to extend their bilateral Friendship Treaty, originally signed in 1992, for an additional 10 years.The protocol on amendments to ... Read more...

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China talks energy, power cooperation with Pakistan


June 7th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari Thursday that Beijing encourages its enterprises to take part in energy and electricity projects in ... Read more...

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UAE, Japan discuss energy cooperation


May 25th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 24 (IANS/WAM) The representatives of the UAE and Japan have discussed ways to boost cooperation in the energy sector, it was announced Thursday.Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council ... Read more...

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Oil rebounds ahead of Iran talks


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) US crude prices rebounded Monday after six straight days of declines ahead of another round of Iran nuclear talks May 23.The head of the International ... Read more...

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US slaps new sanctions on Iran


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US senate Monday approved new sanctions against Iran's energy sector in an effort to further pressure Tehran on its disputed nuclear programme.The move came ahead ... Read more...

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India-UAE joint task force to explore investments (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost their $57-billion bilateral trade, India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday decided to set up a high-level joint task force ... Read more...

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India-UAE joint task force to explore investments


May 18th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) To boost their $57-billion bilateral trade, India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday decided to set up a high-level joint task force to further explore ... Read more...

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‘Four-way oil swap win-win for India-Russia’


May 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A four-way oil swap between India, Russia, Japan and the Gulf producers would be a win-win situation for New Delhi and Moscow, a noted strategic ... Read more...

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R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary


April 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ... Read more...

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Myanmar floats currency exchange rate


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar Monday set a new exchange rate for its currency kyat. It has set 818 kyat per US dollar.The new rate is ... Read more...

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US stocks drop ahead of housing sales data


March 24th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 23 (IANS) US stocks opened lower Friday ahead of the release of new home sales data.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was expected to make the opening remarks at ... Read more...

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Planning Commission approves Himachal plan for next fiscal


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a Rs.3,700 crore outlay for Himachal Pradesh for the financial year beginning April 1.A Planning Commission panel headed by Deputy ... Read more...

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South Korea to invest $1 bn on energy sector


March 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) South Korea will invest 1.08 trillion won (around $1 billion) on research and development on the energy sector this year to explore fresh resources, the government ... Read more...

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India-Ghana trade to reach $1 bn by 2013


March 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Ghana's envoy to India said Monday the bilateral trade between the two countries would reach $1 billion by 2013."We expect bilateral trade between India and Ghana ... 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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Wind to account for 15 percent of Mexico’s electricity mix


February 16th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Total installed wind power capacity in Mexico will reach some 12,000 megawatts by 2020, equivalent to 15 percent of the country's electricity mix, an industry ... Read more...

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Mexico’s wind energy sector experiencing rapid growth


February 9th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's wind power sector is playing an expanding role in the global development of that renewable energy source, having just achieved the milestone of 1,000 ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Qatar to cooperate in energy, trade


February 7th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan and Qatar have agreed to collaborate in energy, trade, agriculture and infrastructure development during Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's three-day trip that began Monday.Gilani ... Read more...

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Andhra gets Rs.5.57 lakh crore investment at Partnership Summit (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has bagged projects involving investment of Rs.5.57 lakh crore, of which the MoUs for about Rs.1 lakh crore were signed Thursday on the first ... Read more...

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Andhra bags Rs.5.57 lakh crore investment projects


January 12th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has bagged projects involving investment of Rs.5.57 lakh crore, and the MoUs for about Rs.1 lakh crore were signed Thursday on the first day ... Read more...

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PM says China overtaking Indian science, R&D; spending to double (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) Admitting that India's position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced that spending on ... Read more...

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PM for changing ‘face of Indian science’, R&D; spending to go up


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 3 (IANS) India's position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday and announced that spending on ... Read more...

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PM says corporate criticism of government ‘disappointing’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In the backdrop of severe criticism by corporate leaders of his government's decision-making capabilities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said it was "a little ... Read more...

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Energy subsidies unsustainable, reforms needed: Experts


December 13th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Energy sector experts Tuesday warned the government that the current levels of subsidies for petroleum products were unsustainable and called for reforms in the segment ... Read more...

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