Power & Energy News Monthly Archive December 2017

DEC 28 2017

Government eyes 100% electric public transport through FAME II

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Union Minister Anant Geete today said the government is committed to make the country's public transport system fully electric and emphasised that there is a need to increase ...

DEC 28 2017

BS-IV, GST become biggest game changers of 2017; EVs rule minds

  • Shobha Mathur, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  A quick recap of the year 2017 that is just whizzing past: The year 2017 for the Indian automotive industry started on an optimistic note, encountering sporadic twists and turns ...

DEC 28 2017

Electric cars will usher in a brave new world in India in 2018

  • ET Online, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  A quick recap of the year 2017 that is just whizzing past: The year 2017 for the Indian automotive industry started on an optimistic note, encountering sporadic twists and turns ...

DEC 28 2017

Vedanta Ltd to buy majority stake in Japan's AvanStrate Inc from Carlyle

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Mining billionaire Anil Agarwal- led Vedanta Ltd today announced acquisition of a controlling stake in Japanese glass substrate manufacturer AvanStrate Inc from global private ...

DEC 28 2017

LPG dealership expansion gains pace

  • Shine Jacob, Business Standard / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  The plan by state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) to expand its liquefied petroleum gas dealership has gathered momentum with the addition of 2,156 dealers in the past two months ...

DEC 28 2017

Moodys lowers Oil Indias credit rating on acquisitions

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Moody's Investors Service has lowered government-owned oil explorer Oil India's Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) saying increased acquisition and shareholder payments have weakened ...

DEC 28 2017

IOC to source 10 per cent of crude requirement from own assets: Chairman

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer, plans to source 10 per cent of its crude requirement from its own oil and gas assets, Chairman Sanjiv Singh ...

DEC 28 2017

Kochi to launch first batch of four CNG filling stations next month

  • M K Sunil Kumar, ETEnergyWorld / Kochi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Marking the beginning of CNG era, first batch of four compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations in the state, are set to be inaugurated in Kochi. The stations being rolled out ...

DEC 28 2017

Diesel prices in Delhi reach a record-high of Rs 59.38 per litre

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Price of diesel in Delhi reached a record-high of Rs 59.38 per litre on Wednesday, information provided by the largest fuel retailer Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) showed. Also, ...

DEC 28 2017

India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

  • Reuters, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts ...

DEC 28 2017

Panel yet to prepare VRS proposal for CIL workers: Minister Piyush Goyal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  The government today said a panel set up to prepare the draft voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for the employees of Coal India is yet to formulate the proposal. "A ...

DEC 28 2017

Govt forms panel to find ways to increase output of captive coal blocks

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Cabinet secretary PK Sinha along with secretaries of power, coal, steel and top officials of several other ministries will look in to the reasons for low coal output from captive ...

DEC 28 2017

Tamil Nadu farmers move Madras HC against Uppoor power project

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  A farmers' association has approached the Madras high court seeking to ban the 'Uppoor power plant' project proposed to be constructed in Ramnad alleging that it would destroy vast ...

DEC 28 2017

Indian Energy Storage Alliance to hold contest for startups in Delhi

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Pune, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  The Indian Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) will hold a startup competition in Delhi between January 10-12 to tap into the massive gap that exists in the energy storage segment and ...

DEC 28 2017

All villages in Bihar are now electrified: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Patana, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  All 39,073 villages of Bihar were now electrified, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said here today. He added that every household in the state would have a free power connection by the ...

DEC 28 2017

Only six states, UTs comply with Centre's renewable purchase obligations

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Only six out of 29 states and seven union territories are complying with the central government's Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets, a Greenpeace India report said on ...

DEC 28 2017

Renewable energy future hinges on policy execution

  • R. Sree Ram, Live Mint / 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  The year 2017 brought both despair and hope for the Indian renewable energy sector. The auctions in the wind energy sector triggered a wave of disruption. Capacity additions came to ...

DEC 28 2017

Solar power

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Kakinada, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  Kakinada Smart City Corporation Limited has initiated steps to generate 5 MW solar power through solar panels on rooftops of various government department buildings. The Board of ...

DEC 28 2017

Challenges galore for Indias clean energy industry

  • Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  From yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd diversifying into solar equipment manufacturing to companies amassing dry powder to bid for a mammoth 100 gigawatts (GW) of ...

DEC 28 2017

Kudankulam: CAG faults NPCIL for plant delays, cost overruns

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / New Delhi, 28th December 2017 Published on : 28th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 28th DEC 2017

  The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its Performance Audit Report on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), has pointed out a number of deficiencies in the execution ...