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Modi`s one year has been satisfactory, says Jaitley

Satisfaction and positive sentiments are major themes of one year of Modi government. This is what came out at a press conference on Friday addressed by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the nationa

Railways and TERI varsity pact to study sustainable mobility

The Indian railways has set up a railway chair at TERI University for the purpose of promoting research on issues of sustainable mobility, use of energy efficient technology and green energy initia

Turning on the wheel

He is a man of few words, but 51-year-old Gyandev Tiwari has an interesting story to tell. Nearly 30 years ago, he decided to realise his childhood dream of turning the brutal force of the Satyon r

After Kakrapar, probe all similar reactors, demands Greenpeace

After a serious leakage accident at the Kakrapar atomic power station in Gujarat on March 11, environmental activist group Greenpeace India has called for an immediate independent investigation of

Mineral, oil, metal and energy sector firms identified for disinvestment

The government has identified state-run enterprises in sectors like mineral and metal, oil, energy, capital goods as well as some mid-size and small stocks for disinvestment, the finance ministry s

Indian corporates root for renewable energy: Report

Corporate sourcing of renewable energy can be a major driver of the transition to a robust, zero-emissions economy, said a report released to coincide with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting i

EESL becomes world’s largest street light company

 Around 30 lakh LED street lights, spread across 50,000 km of roads, have been installed across the country under the centre’s street lighting national programme (SLNP). With this, Energ

Reskilling policies must in Industry 4.0 era, says APO secretary general

 Countries in the Asia-Pacific region need to gear up and prepare themselves for transition to the Industry 4.0 era that will have a major impact on their economies and productivity, said Asia

A slick move

Namibia has joined the growing list of countries where India has made investments in oil and gas blocks. ONGC Videsh has acquired a 30 percent stake in an oil block in this southwest African nation

Energetic diplomacy

India’s energy diplomacy will take a significant jump when it will host two back-to-back summits – one on solar energy and the other on hydrocarbon – on March 11 and April 10-12 i

India reiterates focus on renewable energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with French president Emmanuel Macron who is on a four-day visit to India, inaugurated the 75 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.

Energy as the new value system for redesigning daily life

Remember Kardashev scale? For the uninitiated, it’s a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy it is able to use for commun

Energy, petro vital in making India $5 tn economy: Amit Shah

The petroleum and energy sectors will play a vital role in making India a 5 trillion dollar economy, as envisaged by prime minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the 7th convocation of

How Covid-19 may impact India’s solar sector

This analysis originally appeared on the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) webs

Expected revenue loss for companies: $5 trillion!

 The corporate sector around the world is expected to suffer losses in revenue worth USD 5 trillion, according to a report prepared by Fitch Ratings.    “

Coronavirus hits India’s electricity demand, capacity addition: Fitch

As the lockdown and movement restrictions in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic come to hurt economic activities, India’s electricity demand is set to drop by 4% during the financial year

Derivative market for electricity in India: Will it lead to innovation or speculation?

The Indian electricity sector is going through an interesting phase right now. Many reforms are being introduced to increase competitiveness and transparency in the sector. The power market in Indi

Six years of a cleaner, greener and brighter India, with UJALA, SLNP

About 36.69 crore LED bulbs have been distributed among households across India under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme, whereas under the Street Lighting National Programme

Unlocking the value of renewable energy assets through InVITs in India

India has been witnessing a sluggish demand growth for power amidst COVID-19. It has affected both thermal as well as renewable energy (RE) sector. While thermal sector (coal) plant load factor (PL

Maharashtra to spend Rs 2,500 crore to augment, develop power infrastructure

The Maharashtra government has announced a spending of Rs 2,500 crore annually to develop infrastructure of state-owned distribution company Mahavitaran (MSEDCL).   Out of the to

Making sense of the energy conundrum

Now that we’re here: The Future of Everything By Akshay Tyagi and Akshat Tyagi Penguin, 336 pages, Rs 299 How do you prepare for a

Maharashtra incentivises electric vehicles in new policy

To promote electric vehicles Maharashtra has announced its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021 specifically targeting six cities of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati and Nashik. From April 2

How India is on way to becoming a nation driven by electric vehicles

With multiple big-brand vehicles outsourcing parts of their production to India, and many others putting up assembly-line factories in India, it is no surprise that India is on its way to becoming

An ‘energy crisis’ in the making

This year during the second wave of Covid-19, an unprecedented ‘oxygen shortage’ crisis gripped the national capital and several other parts of the country. A similar situation is brewi

Harnessing the Power of Circular Economy through Budget 2022-23

The Union Budget 2022-23 will be presented on February 1, amidst the third COVID-19 wave. After the two waves of the pandemic, the GDP for FY 21 contracted by 7.3% but following a V-shaped recovery

‘India’s EV policy progressive; right fit product will bring shift’

As life came to standstill during the lockdown and everyone was confined within four walls of their homes, India’s gig economy ensured that basic supplies were not hampered. At that time, in

India and transition to green economy: Findings from the IPCC report

On April 4, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 6th Assessment Report that discusses its findings to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report

Why petrol-diesel prices are high: Read this book to find the answer

Unfilled Barrels: India’s Oil Story By Richa Mishra Bloomsbury, 200 pages, Rs 699 Over the past month or so, the oil prices are on

ONGC to spend Rs 31,000 crore over 3 years on exploration

India’s state-run ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) has said that it plans to increase production by 20% by 2025. The behemoth aims to spend Rs 30,000 crore on capital expenditure in 202

GAIL to monetise assets worth Rs 4,000 crore

GAIL has said that it expects to monetize Rs 4,000 crore of its assets in the FY 2022-23.The state-owned company saw an increase of 6% sales demand last year and expects a stable 6% to 8% sales gro

Gadkari urges use of ethanol as preferred fuel of future

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has urged people to use ethanol as the preferred fuel in future. He said that compared to Rs 115 per litre for petrol, ethanol at Rs 64

How EVs have gone mainstream in India

India is the fifth-largest automotive market in the world and will have about 400 million customers in need of mobility solutions by 2030. With the government emphasizing an accelerated transition

Coal production rises by 18% to 448 MT

The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) for the month of October 2022 which is 18% higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year. The growth

India’s power demand expected to slow down

Growth in India’s power demand is likely to decelerate in the second half of the financial year ending March 2023 (2HFY23), after robust 11.3% y-o-y growth in 1HFY23, Fitch Ratings says.

India stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity

India has reiterated that it stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity of its GDP by 45 percent by 2030, from 2005 level (as per the updated NDC submitted to UNFCCC in August 2022) and to achi

Combined Index of Eight Core Industries rises by 5.4%

The combined Index of Eight Core Industries (‘ICI’) increased by 5.4% (provisional) in November 2022 as compared to November 2021. The production of cement, coal, electricity, steel and

Rs.19,744 crore National Green Hydrogen Mission approved

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission. The initial outlay for the Mission will be Rs.19,744 crore, including an outlay of Rs.17,490 crore for the Strategic Int

Multi-pronged strategy crafted to ensure power supply during summer

The union power ministry has devised a multi-pronged strategy to ensure adequate availability of power during the upcoming summer months. Power minister R.K. Singh chaired a review meeting on Tuesd

Steps taken to meet higher power demand of April-May

While the average growth of energy requirement in the country for 2023-24 viz-a-viz 2022-23 has been estimated as 4.9%, the months of April and May have been projected as high demand period. During

India to add 50 GW of renewable energy capacity annually for 5 years

The government of India has decided to invite bids for 50 GW of renewable energy capacity annually for the next five years – from Financial Year 2023-24 till Financial Year 2027-28. These ann

Russia-Ukraine war affects GAIL’s profit despite highest revenue

GAIL (India) Ltd has reported Revenue from Operations of Rs 1,44,302 crore in FY23 as against Rs 91,646 crore in FY22. Profit before Tax (PBT) in FY23 stood at Rs 6,584 crore as against Rs 13,590 c

Semi hi-speed trains, buses could be primary alternative to cars

We are not paying sufficient attention to the rapidly growing oil imports (from pre-Covid-19 to post-Covid, in 2022). They surged from 102 million tons (MT) in 2019-20 to 168 MT in 2022-23, an incr

Duty of stakeholders to provide cost effective, alternate energy fuels: Gadkari

Urging use of alternative and cost effective fuels to reduce pollution caused by vehicles, union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said finding cost-effective fuels is

Boost to offshore wind energy projects

In a major decision, the Government has decided to grant waiver of ISTS charges to Off-Shore Wind Projects and extend the waiver to Green Hydrogen/Green Ammonia. This decision has been taken to fac

India can become Green Hydrogen exporter: Jitendra Singh

India has the potential to be a Green Hydrogen exporter, minister of state (independent charge) science & technology Dr Jitendra Singh has said. Addressing the International Conf

GAIL ties up with LanzaTech Global for recycling carbon waste

GAIL (India) Limited and LanzaTech Global, Inc., USA have announced a strategic partnership to explore bio recycling carbon waste into fuels and chemicals. GAIL and LanzaTech will ex

GAIL Q1 revenue, profit numbers go down Y-o-Y

GAIL (India) Limited has reported revenue from operations of Rs. 32,227 crore in Q1 FY24 as against Rs. 37,572 crore in Q1 FY23. Profit before Tax (PBT) in Q1 FY24 stood at Rs. 1,889 crore as again

All you wanted to know about India’s net-zero emissions target

The information below was given by union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

LPG cylinder price slashed by Rs 200

In a move to offer respite to households from inflationary pressures, the government Tuesday announced a Rs 200 reduction in the price of cooking gas. Effective from August 30, the

How challenging ‘Just Energy Transition’ is for Maharashtra

With largest coal-based thermal power fleet and automobile manufacturing and the third largest number of factories directly dependent on fossil fuels in the country, Maharashtra accounts for 10% of

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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