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Power scarcity to worsen in Karnataka, says Chief Minister

According to reports, faced with a power shortage, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda indicated today that load-shedding is imminent in the state. The timing and duration of load-shedding would be finalised after discussions with officials by Monday, Gowda told reporters here. “We are making all out efforts from our side (to ease power crisis). We are doing whatever that can be done,” he said, adding, in “inevitable circumstances”, load-shedding had to be imposed.   The state government last week ... Read More »

India needs clean energy like atmoic power: Kalam

According to reports, as the protest against the Koodankulam nuclear power project intensified, former president A P J Abdul Kalam has backed atomic power saying it was one of the cleanest and safest. The country needed clean energy like nuclear power for its development, he said during an interaction with students at a function here last night. “All safety measures would be taken care of by the technicians and scientists,” Kalam, a missile scientist, said when a student asked whether ... Read More »

China Targets GE Wind Turbines With $15.5 Billion War Chest

According to reports, China has taken on General Electric Co. and Western peers that control the $70 billion wind-turbine market, striving to repeat its 2010 coup when the Asian nation sold more than half the world’s solar panels for the first time. Armed with at least $15.5 billion in state-backed credit, China’s biggest windmill makers Sinovel Wind Group Co. and Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. won their first major foreign orders in the past year. They plan to set ... Read More »

Biogas plants to be set up in Kollam, Kerala

According to reports, as many as 10 biogas plants will be set up in the city in six months as part of efforts to find a lasting solution to the garbage issue, Mayor Prasanna Earnest informed an emergency ad hoc meeting of the City Corporation Council here on Monday. The meeting was convened following an agitation by the residents of Kureepuzha against the wanton dumping of garbage collected from the city at the dumping yard there. (Residents called off the ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh calls for investments in renewable energy projects

According to reports, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has called upon entrepreneurs to invest in the renewable energy projects in the State as part of efforts to promote non-fossil fuel energy. He has said the State is open for investments to ensure generation of 5,400 MW power through renewable energy sources. “Generation through renewable energy sources is a costly affair. But, fossil fuels are not going to last forever and focus on alternative sources is a long-term solution to ... Read More »

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