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Delhi Environment deptartment to submit weekly status report

Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain today said his department will send weekly status reports of important projects and works undertaken in pursuance of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodias instruction in this regard.

The Environment secretary will send these reports on a weekly basis to the minister and also to the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and chief secretary, said a... Read more..

Source: Indiatoday

Allahabad police lines to run on solar power

The district's reserve police lines will run on solar power following state government nod to the 'Green Police Line' project of the city police. State government has already sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the project and Allahabad reserve police lines would be the first in the state to get the green tag.

Once solar pannels are installed, police administration would be able to save Rs 1.20 lakh every month on... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority seeks permission to set solar plants on unused land

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority (YEIDA), in its board meeting on Tuesday, sought permission from the Uttar Pradesh government to set up solar plants across 100 hectares of unused land.

While the board of YEIDA gave its approval for the project, it will be set in motion only after the final nod from the government, officials said. The board also gave its go-ahead for several other sops... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Chennai faces acute water crisis

Chennai is staring at a severe water crisis in the coming months following a 60 per cent deficit in the northeast monsoon. Water in the reservoirs may feed the city for a month or so, officials say.

On Tuesday, minutes after chief minister O Panneeselvam's statement on the drought-like situation in the state, municipal administration minister SP Velumani held a meeting with local body officials. While Metro... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Centre approves new Ganga cleaning projects at a cost of over Rs 370 crore

The Centre has approved new projects at an indicative cost of over Rs 370 crore for its ongoing Ganga rejuvenation programme in Haridwar and Varanasi and decided to include six more cities\towns under surface cleaning exercise of the river using trash skimmers.

Surface cleaning of the river Ganga in the cities - Rishikesh, Haridwar, Garh Mukhteshwar, Sahibganj, Kolkata and Navdweep - will begin this week.... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Larsen & Toubro set to convert Pune into smart city, gets Letter of Intent

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Monday said it has been chosen as the implementation partner to convert Pune into a smart city.

The letter of intent (LoI) was handed over to representatives of L&T Construction's Smart World and Communication business unit, which will be executing the project, by Municipal Commissioner of Pune Kunal Kumar, the company said in a statement.

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Source: The Echo of India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission access rate hike plan clouds power market

he Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to increase the short—and medium-term transmission corridor charges (STOAs and MTOAs) for open access by 35% and 25%, respectively, from the current levels. While the regulator says this would compel participants to move towards long-term access (LTA), which is critical for efficient planning of transmission networks, many stakeholders including power exchanges, private transmission companies and generators contend that the move could deal a... Read more..

Source: The Financial Express

Centre shelves plan to set up world biggest solar power project in Leh

Centre has dropped the plan to set up the world's biggest solar power project in Leh owing to the huge transmission system cost.

Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had planned to set up 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power project in Leh and 2,500 MW project in Kargil in 2013.

The Leh... Read more..

Source: DNA
Subject Tags: solar power, transmission

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.

A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make soda ash – aka baking powder.

Crucially, the technology is running... Read more..

Source: The Guardian

Panchayat in Kozhikode to set up solar power units in government schools

 The district panchayat is planning to set up solar power units in 25 selected government high schools.

In partnership with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), the ₹2.50-crore project aims to encourage attempts of domestic power generation.

The project is also expected to supply the excess power... Read more..

Source: The Hindu

Sterlite Power Bags CBIP Award for Innovative Technologies in Transmission Sector

Sterlite Power Transmission Limited (Sterlite Power), India’s leading power transmission company, has been honoured by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) for setting new benchmarks in India’s power transmission sector and bringing advanced and innovative technologies to speed up energy delivery.

Sterlite Power Bags CBIP Award for Innovative Technologies in Transmission Sector... Read more..

Source: Sterlite Power

India to supply 160 Megawatt power to Nepal from January 1

India will start supplying an additional 80MW electricity to Nepal from January 1, 2017, through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said. 

Nepal currently imports 80MW of electricity through the transmission line and with the additional import, the quantum will reach 160MW, The Kathmandu Post reported on Saturday. 

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Source: Economic Times

Madhya Pradesh plans to develop 1,100 'climate-smart' villages

Madhya Pradesh has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop 1,100 'climate-smart' villages with an aim to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity. 

"The government has been planning to develop 1,100 villages as climate-smart villages in a period of next six years," state Farmer Welfare & Agriculture Development Department Principal Secretary Dr Rajesh Rajora... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

Most states fail to stop decline in groundwater levels : Water Resources Ministry

Decline in ground water level due to overexploitation of available resources had prompted the Centre in 2013 to come out with a master plan for artificial recharge of ground water, specifying how different states would go about it on priority. But majority of the states have, so far, not implemented the master plan. 

Water resources ministry had recently told a Parliamentary committee that only six states —... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

Chennai wastewater recycle plant to be ready in two years

A wastewater treatment plant that will recycle 45 million litres of domestic water for industry usage will be built in two years, said Rajiv Mittal, managing director and CEO of VA Tech Wabag on Thursday. Wabag has bagged a Rs 594crore contract, in consortium with IDE Technologies, from the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board to build the plant in Koyambedu.

The treated water will be... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Andhra Pradesh Government plans preparation for action plan to retrofit all existing conventional Street Lights

As part of AP Govt’s pro-public policy of Energy conservation and in tune with the policy of the Govt. of India to take up energy efficiency activities in the Rural Areas, the Chief Minister N. Chandra Babu Naidu has directed the senior officials of the Panchayat Raj & Energy I&I departments to prepare a time bound action plan within 15 days to retrofit all the existing conventional Street Lights available to the extent of around 25 Lakhs with LED Street Lighting systems as was done in Municipalities... Read more..

Source: The Siasat Daily

Gurgaon: 3rd most polluted city on New Year

Fireworks burst by New Year's Eve revellers pushed Gurgaon up the charts to the third most polluted city in India, as air quality index (AQI) hit 367, which is considered `very poor'.

According to data provided by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on the first day of the year, Gurgaon's 24-hour average AQI was 367 on January 1, behind Agra with AQI at 402 (severe) and Faridabad at 379 (very poor).... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) plans to award for wealth from waste for womenfolk in Hyderabad

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to reward with gold or cash city women who contribute towards making the Swachh Bharat Mission a success. The GHMC is planning to introduce a scheme, which would provide gold as a prize to the womenfolk who segregate dry and wet waste at home, refrain from throwing waste at public places and hand it over to the GHMC personnel. Besides, those operating the tippers and rickshaw workers who collect the dry and wet waste separately would be rewarded... Read more..

Source: The Hans India

LED fans, tubes from mid-January in Jharkhand

After the LED bulbs, Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL) is all set to distribute energy conserving fans and tubelights among consumers from mid-January, under the Centre's Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme.

The UJALA scheme was launched by chief minister Raghubar Das in November 2015 and within a year around 80 lakh 9 watt LED bulbs were distributed by JBVNL among 13 lakh consumers... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Andhra Pradesh declares Year 2017 as Year of Energy Efficiency

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has wished the people of the state on the occasion of New Year and declared the coming year as 'Year of Energy Efficiency in the State'. 

"I wish people of my state a happy, healthy, prosperous, successful and energy efficient year," a release issued here said.

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Source: Business Standard

Gujarat Government to unveil new solar-wind hybrid policy

Considering the advantages of integrated solar and wind power projects, the state government has decided to announce a new policy for such hybrid plants.

It will be called Solar-Wind Hybrid Policy 2017. The government intends to invite suggestions from interested companies and other stakeholders for the proposed policy within a month. "The decision of the new policy for solar and wind hybrid projects has... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Solar power, green corridor blip on energy radar for 2017

Green seems to be the catchword for the government heading into the next year as it gears up to achieve 175 gigawatt of clean energy by 2022 through auction of 1,000 MW of rooftop solar power, Rs 13,000 crore investment in solar parks and a Rs 21,000-crore package to boost local manufacturing of panels. 

By all yardsticks, 2016 remains a watershed year when solar tariff slumped to Rs 4 per unit and wind... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

NLC invites global cos to set up solar projects in Odisha

NLC India Ltd has invited applications from global companies to set up 250 MW solar photo-voltaic power projects in Odisha.

NLC India, formerly known as Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, said in its website, Bids "are invited from solar developers and operators (SDO) for setting up of 250 MW grid interactive solar PV (Photovoltaic) power projects in not more than five locations in Odisha state with a minimum... Read more..

Source: Money Control

Government sanctions Rs 200 crore for Tirupur dyeing industry

The government today sanctioned Rs 200 crore to the Tirupur dyeing industry which was on the verge of closure due to severe financial crisis.

The industry was facing problems on account of their huge investments in the first ever Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) projects in the country, the textiles ministry said in a statement.

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Source: The Times of India
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More Companies Willing to Pay for Carbon Reductions, Reports Carbon Disclosure Project

It’s one thing for a company make proclamations saying that they are pro-environment. It’s quite another to actually pay for the technologies to become cleaner and more efficient. The Carbon Disclosure Project is out with a new a report say that the number of companies it tracks that are willing to spend money on this endeavor has tripled over the last four years.

The non-profit, which works with companies... Read more..

Source: Environmental Leader