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Gensets add up to under half of installed power capacity

According to reports, with India power-starved, the millions of diesel generator (DG) sets working to meet the shortage in industrial and commercial units now add up to a cumulative capacity of 90,000 MW. That figure is nearly equal to what was India’s total installed power generation capacity just over a decade ago (March 2002) and about 36 per cent of the current installed generation capacity. As per more figures compiled by the country’s power regulator, the DG capacity is growing ... Read More »

Govt considering National Electric Mobility Mission Plan

According to reports, the government is considering National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020, which would provide incentives to the tune of about Rs 14,000 crore for promotion of cleaner electric vehicle technologies in India, Parliament was informed today. “A Scheme under the National Electric Mobility Mission 2020 has been proposed for Expenditure Finance Committee and Cabinet. The scheme is to be approved by EFC and cabinet,” Deputy Heavy Industries Minister P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the ... Read More »

Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat

According to reports, as part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat Government will soon introduce a pilot project to run ‘electric buses’ for public transport between the state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies interested in the project which has been flashed on its official Web site. “GPCL is all set to introduce an ‘e-vehicle’ project on pilot basis ... Read More »

Govt readies Rs 14,000 cr subsidy for hybrid, electric cars

According to reports, buying a hybrid or an electric car may soon fetch you a subsidy from the government, which is readying a Rs 14,000-crore scheme to push green vehicles. The subsidy will be a proportion of the difference between the price of a car running on fossil fuel and that of a green vehicle, said sources involved with the discussions. Similarly, the purchase of mild hybrids will fetch you a 15% subsidy, while a stronger version will get a ... Read More »

Mindtree offers online waste management platform to Bangaloreans

According to reports, Mindtree today announced the launch of ‘I Got Garbage’ (IGG –, a cloud-based platform aimed to simplify waste management through a structured and governed waste management framework. India’s garbage is mixed waste and the lack of segregation makes it difficult for efficient recycling. Fragmented communities of waste pickers manage waste by working in hazardous and inhuman conditions. To add to this, waste pickers do not have access to the mainstream supply chain of waste thereby reducing ... Read More »

Mahindra to review Tesla patents for applicability to its EVs

According to reports, homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra that has been developing a range of electric vehicles will review technology patents that American electric car maker Tesla Motors has made free for applicability to its products. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, has been working on a variety of electric vehicles (EV), including sports car ‘Halo’, which it expects to launch commercially in the next three years. The concept model was showcased at the Auto ... Read More »

Wartsila eyes cement units for combined heat and power plants

According to reports, Wartsila India is eyeing the cement industry for the combined heat and power business opportunities it offers. The company says that setting up power plants using waste heat will help cement plants bring down their cost of electricity and reduce emissions. Wartsila India believes its long relationship with the cement industry, to which it has supplied captive diesel power generating plants, will help it in tapping this opportunity. “We have a good relationship with the cement industry. ... Read More »

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