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India’s power minister calls for thrust in hydro, solar energy to tide over coal shortage

According to reports, power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said India must develop its hydroelectric, thermal and alternative sources of energy in response to a growing coal shortage. Shinde told a FICCI conference on power that he expected the mineral, which generates 65 per cent of India’s electricity, to generate the majority of power capacity added over the next five years. A lack of domestic supply of the mineral is making the country more dependent on imports, he said. A ... Read More »

Biogas to solve LPG crisis in rural Karnataka

According to reports, rural schools, anganwadis and backward class and minority hostels in the Dakshina Kannada (DK) district need not shell out money to get refilled LPG cylinders anymore. DK zilla panchayat plans to set up biogas production plants in schools, anganwadis and backward class and minority hostels which would convert waste into cooking gas. Many of the rural schools in the district find it difficult to get refilled LPG cylinders due to irregularities in the supply by the gas ... Read More »

Eco-Friendly Unit To Turn Kitchen Waste Into Biogas In Kerala

According to reports, Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) dreams so. KSSP which evicted smoke from many a Kerala kitchen through its revolutionary, low cost, smokeless ovens, is now coming out with another ‘package’, a unit that can treat all kitchen waste produced in a house and turn it into biogas which can be used for cooking purposes. The biogas plant which was developed at the Integrated rural technology centre (IRTC), the research and training centre of KSSP, has been designed ... Read More »

Carbon expert pitches for use of solar, wind energy in India

According to reports, Climate change experts at the International Conclave stressed on the urgent need for setting up wind and solar energy power generation projects as well as taking up fuel efficiency measures in transportation and planning energy efficiency for buildings. Former Planning Commission member Kirit Parikh, who was heading the Committee of Low Carbon Strategies for India, said, “India is emitting only two per cent of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted globally. Indian emissions are never above the ... Read More »

Suzlon Energy Concludes Sale of Hansen Transmissions Stake

According to reports, wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd. Thursday said it has concluded the sale of its 26.06% stake in Belgium’s Hansen Transmissions International N.V. to ZF Friedrichshafen AG. In July, ZF Friedrichshafen AG had made a cash offer worth 66 pence a share, or GBP444.8 million, for all of industrial machinery firm Hansen Transmissions. At the time, Suzlon Energy’s wholly owned unit, AE-Rotor Holding BV, signed an “irrevocable undertaking” to sell its 26.06% stake in Hansen to ZF ... Read More »

Moser Baer plans 200 Mw solar capacity in India by next year

According to reports, Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL) solar power generation arm of Moser Baer Projects Pvt Ltd (MBPPL) is looking to set up 200 megawatt (Mw) solar power capacities in India in next one year with 95 Mw to be set up in Gujarat. MBPPL has laid out ambitious plans to make heavy investments in clean energy vertical of its operations as it intends to set up nearly 1500 Mw of solar power generation capacities in India by ... Read More »

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