Power & Energy News Monthly Archive October 2016

OCT 31 2016

PM to launch solar irrigation scheme

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Raipur, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 16th Statehood Day celebrations during his one-day visit to Chhattisgarh on November 1. He will also launch Saur Sujala Yojana that ...

OCT 31 2016

Over 30 hydel power projects left in limbo

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

    More than 30 hydel power projects with an envisaged capacity of almost 10,500 megawatts have been held up due to agitations by local communities fearing ...

OCT 31 2016

Cyrus Mistry's ouster: One more mess for Ratan Tata to sort out before his second exit

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  It was early May 2016, and David Cameron was still the prime minister of the UK. The Brexit vote was a month away and Cexit (former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry’s exit ...

OCT 31 2016

Delhi's air quality plunges to 'severe' category

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  Delhi's air quality has plunged to 'severe' category, which carries the risk of affecting people's respiratory system, as smoke caused by fireworks, as part of Diwali festivities, ...

OCT 31 2016

Power crisis looms over Karnataka as dry spell continues

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Banglore, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  A power shortage threat looms large over Karnataka, even as a chilly winter sets in. The dry spell is worrying the state government, which fears it may lead to a power crisis much ...

OCT 31 2016

Electricity connection to all by 2017 end, says CM Nitish Kumar TNN | October 30, 2016, 08:04 IST

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Patna, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

   Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has claimed that all the 1,06,218 rural settlements in Bihar would be provided electricity by the end of 2017. He said the survey for providing ...

OCT 31 2016

Teslas Elon Musk unveils better looking solar roof made of glass tiles

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors Inc a clean-energy behemoth on Friday, unveiling a new “solar-roof ” product at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, ...

OCT 31 2016

UPPCL in overdrive to supply 24-hour power across state

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Lucknow, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  A day after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav promised 24 hours of power supply across the state, the top brass of UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) went into an overdrive to make ...

OCT 31 2016

Free gas connections for 40,000 families in tiger reserves

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Jaipur, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  The state government has decided to provide cooking gas connections for free to 40,000 families in villages situated in the core and the buffer zones of Ranthambore, Sariska and ...

OCT 31 2016

Coal India completes Rs 3,650 cr buyback of equity shares

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  State-run Coal India today said it has completed buyback of equity shares worth Rs 3,650 crore. The buyback, which opened on October 3, closed on October 18 and the total number ...

OCT 31 2016

Diwali traffic leads to Rs 200 crore fuel loss annually

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

   Traffic congestion on the eve of Diwali costs a lot in the form of both time and money, thereby leading to loss of fuel worth up to Rs 200 crore as vehicular movement comes to ...

OCT 31 2016

Diesel getting a bad name: Luxury auto companies introduce petrol variants of existing models

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  The makers of luxury cars and SUVs are shifting to petrol as the fuel of choice with diesel being cast as the villain in India’s struggle with record levels of air ...

OCT 31 2016

OPEC splits prevent deal with other producers to curb supply

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  OPEC’s internal disagreements over how to implement oil-supply cuts agreed to last month prevented a deal to secure the cooperation of other major suppliers. More ...

OCT 31 2016

Pune-based scientist elected American Physical Society fellow

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Pune, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

  Guruswamy Kumaraswamy, a scientist from the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). This is a ...

OCT 31 2016

Oil falls as non-OPEC yet to pledge concrete oil output steps

  • Reuters, The Financial Express / Tokyo, 31st October 2016 Published on : 31st October 2016
  • Created:Mon 31st OCT 2016

   OPEC and non-OPEC said in a joint statement the meeting on Saturday was a "positive development" towards reaching a global output limiting deal on November 30. OPEC and ...

OCT 29 2016

GAIL to invest 1,700 crore for upgrading pipeline network

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Vadodara, 29th October 2016 Published on : 29th October 2016
  • Created:Sat 29th OCT 2016

GAIL (India) Ltd will be investing Rs 1,700 crore in Gujarat to upgrade and lay new pipelines for supplying natural gas to the industries. The investment will be done in a phased manner in ...

OCT 29 2016

LPG-related accident raises questions over government initiative to provide clean cooking gas to poor

  • Nidhi Sharma, ETEnergyWorld / 29th October 2016 Published on : 29th October 2016
  • Created:Sat 29th OCT 2016

On May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out an ambitious social welfare initiative to provide 5 crore cooking gas connections to poor families. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was ...

OCT 29 2016

90 lakh BPL households got gas connection under PM scheme

  • Gaurav Talwar, ETEnergyWorld / Deharadun, 29th October 2016 Published on : 29th October 2016
  • Created:Sat 29th OCT 2016

Ninety lakh LPG connections have been provided to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households in the country under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Union minister of state for petroleum and natural ...

OCT 29 2016

RIL gets worlds first very large ethane-carrying ships

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th October 2016 Published on : 29th October 2016
  • Created:Sat 29th OCT 2016

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has received the delivery of the world’s first very large ethane carrying ships that will be used for ferrying the fuel from the US. Reliance had in ...

OCT 29 2016

BPCL plans learning centre in Kochi for future leaders

  • Murali Gopalan, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 29th October 2016 Published on : 29th October 2016
  • Created:Sat 29th OCT 2016

Bharat Petroleum Corporation is readying a career growth script for its employees which will prepare them for future challenges. As part of this plan, a full-fledged ‘learning ...