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Kalam pitches for National Energy Commission

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According to reports, former president A P J Abdul Kalam Friday stressed the need for setting up a National Energy Commission to ensure coordinated thrust and fast decision making for implementing overall energy policy. ‘It is high time to form the National Energy commission, which will bring all policy makers and planners both at the state and central level, ministries dealing with various forms of energy and Ministry of environment’, he said. This would ensure coordinated thrust and fast decision ... Read More »

Autonomous body to oversee 100 smart cities project

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According to reports, the Government is likely to entrust the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), an autonomous body, with the task of overseeing the ambitious ‘100 smart cities’ project, said a senior official in the Ministry of Urban Development. Stating that Urban Development is a State subject and, hence, States will have to take the first step with respect to identification of projects, etc., the official said: “We are not willing to execute the projects. But we feel it ... Read More »

Indus targets 40% green towers in Maharashtra and Goa

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According to reports, telecom tower company Indus Towers has set aside a capital expenditure of nearly ₹6,000 crore for the next two to three years. The company, which currently has a network of 1.13 lakh towers across India, will add 2,000-2,500 more towers every year for the next two to three years, Sameer Sinha, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, said. There are around 4 lakh telecom towers in the country. The company has chalked out plans to invest ₹500 crore ... Read More »

AMSC Receives $15 Million Follow-On Order

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AMSC (Nasdaq:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today announced that it has received a $15 million order for wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) from Inox Wind Limited, part of India’s Inox Group of Companies. The Company expects the majority of shipments under this contract to occur during fiscal year 2015. This is the seventh order that AMSC has received from Inox since the company began volume production of its 2 megawatt (MW) wind ... Read More »

Renewable Energy India Expo to shine September 3-5

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Renewable Energy India Expo, 2014, which is one of Asia’s leading annual congregations of the renewable energy industry, is to be held between September 3 and 5 at Greater Noida, near New Delhi. REI Expo is the eighth in edition of the annual event. United States of America, Canada and Belgium are among a host of countries that have country pavilions at the expo. Officials of Japan  New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) will be present at the ... Read More »

Dubai firm may partner in developing Smart City in Madhya Pradesh

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According to reports, Madhya Pradesh is expecting partnership of Dubai firms in another Smart City project to be developed between Indore and Bhopal. Abdullatif AlMulla, CEO of SmartCity Dubai and MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today held a meeting in this regard in Dubai. Almulla is also the chief business development officer of Dubai Holding, the company which is the main promoter of the SmartCity in Kochi. “A team of Smart City Dubai will visit Madhya Pradesh for exploring ... Read More »

‘India is an energy market with a lot of potential’

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According to reports, Kosti Rautiainen is the Vice-President, Technology, for Finnish energy major, Fortum India. Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. The company generates, distributes and sells electricity, and offers related expert services. In 2013, Fortum’s sales totalled €6.1 billion. What has been your experience of living in India? I started my journey in India two years back and it has indeed been a new fangled experience. The culture, music and food ... Read More »

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