renewable energy

Solar grid parity by 2017, says ministry


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Power produced by solar plants will be sold at the same price as that from conventional sources like coal by 2017, a power ministry official ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal to give solar lamps at remote villages


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will provide solar lamps at pastoral settlements in non-electrified villages, an official said here Friday.The ministry of new and renewable energy has sanctioned Rs.1.07 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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‘Fast-track cases of Muslim youth in jail’


July 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Scores of Muslim youth were being rounded up on suspicion of being terrorists and left lying in jails for years without a chargesheet filed, ... Read more...

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FIFA invests 20 million dollars for green World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) FIFA will invest $20 million in green initiatives as part of its sustainability strategy for the 2014 World Cup.Speaking at an event here Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Sun-powered plane flies non-stop for 20 hours


June 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat (Morocco), June 6 (IANS) An aircraft of the size of an Airbus A340, fitted with 12,000 solar cells, took off from Madrid, Spain, flew about 800 km over ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Two Chinese power projects to energise Pakistan


May 8th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) China will set up two wind power projects in Pakistan's Sindh province, a media report said Tuesday.The two countries are to sign agreements for setting up ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

As China dumps in India’s solar market, domestic industry shrivels (Business Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's National Solar Mission may be offering huge opportunities to global players but the domestic solar industry is bleeding owing to poor policy and stiff ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cuba upgrades power plant with Chinese technology


April 16th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 16 (IANS) Cuba was renovating its oldest hydroelectric plant with Chinese parts and technology, media reports said.The Salto Piloto Plant would be upgraded with two 270 kilowatts (KW) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Centre will bring Lokpal bill: Farooq Abdullah


March 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that while the central government is keen to bring the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy


March 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.Mark Bissett, who just completed ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu power units to raise Rs.11,000 crore


March 12th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) State-owned Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (Tangedco) and Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation would together raise around Rs.11,000 crore through bonds and government guarantees, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in National |

UAE-Belarusian relations discussed


February 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Belarus have discussed their countries' bilateral relations.Director of Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama presents budget plan


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama presented Monday his budget plan for 2013, which calls for nearly $4 trillion in spending and aims to reduce the deficit from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NSL wins wind farm award


February 7th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) NSL Renewable Power Private Limited (NRPPL), part of NSL Group, has bagged the best operating wind farm award from Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) for the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India-Australia trade to touch Rs.2 lakh crore in three years


February 6th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Australia's bilateral trade with India is set to reach Rs.2 lakh crore ($40 billion) in the next three years, a trade official from that country ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Schwarzenegger invokes Gandhi for green movement


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Former Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday invoked Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement as a perfect example to start a global green energy campaign to ... Read more...

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Ukraine, Brazil talk on energy


January 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine has started talks with Brazil on joint development of hydrocarbons on the Black Sea shelf, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko said Tuesday."Naftogaz Ukraina ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tax telecom sector more to recover fuel losses, Greenpeace urges


January 18th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling for a drastic change in the country's energy policies, Greenpeace Tuesday appealed to the government to levy additional taxes on the telecom service providers ... Read more...

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BIS working on nano-technology standard


January 17th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Gearing up for the future, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is giving priority to standardization in new areas like nanotechnology, energy efficiency, new renewable ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mandatory carbon disclosure for telecom sector welcomed


January 14th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Environmental NGO Greenpeace Saturday welcomed the Indian government's order making it mandatory for telecom companies in the country to disclose carbon emissions and usage of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Cuba tries new methods to obtain energy


January 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 14 (IANS) Cuba is trying out physical, chemical and microbiological tests to obtain renewable energy from agricultural, livestock, industrial and forest waste, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Maharashtra in an era of exciting industrial growth: Chavan


January 10th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Maharashtra has entered into an exciting era of accelerated industrial growth and consistent socio-economic development, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, adding that it has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US Exim Bank to diversify investment portfolio in India


January 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) The US Export-Import Bank is looking to diversify its India portfolio, financing projects in education, healthcare and agriculture, its chairman and president Fed P. Hochberg said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Farooq angry over talk of chief minister’s rotation


December 27th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah has conveyed his anger over the repeated talk of rotating the Jammu and Kashmir chief ministership between the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government building consensus on Lokpal: Congress (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government, as well as the ruling Congress, is trying to forge a consensus on the Lokpal bill and it will be presented in parliament ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah rules out subsidy for reopening cinemas


December 17th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday ruled out any government subsidy for reopening of cinemas in the Valley.Speaking to media persons on the sidelines ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Farooq favours re-opening of cinemas, liquor shops


December 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference (NC) president and union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah Monday said the cinema halls and liquor shops should re-open ... Read more...

Posted in National |

PDP opposes foreign investment in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday came out against foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail and asked the central government to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Omar supports FDI in retail


November 28th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has come out in open support of Foreign Direct Investment in retail and tried to allay fears on this ... Read more...

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