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Smart Cities initiative will create new urban centres: Piyush Goyal

According to reports, Piyush Goyal, Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister, said the Government’s plan to create a 100 smart cities will finally give India new cities. “Since Independence, Chandigarh is the only new city that has come up. Yes, New Raipur is there but the infrastructure developed there is still not enough. I look forward to your discussions which would be a valuable input as we embark on the journey to create 100 smart cities,” said Goyal ... Read More »

Twelve smart cities to come up at ports with Rs 50k-crore investment

According to reports, the government is working on an ambitious plan to build one smart city each at the country’s 12 major ports, at an estimated total investment of Rs 50,000 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. “Each port will construct one smart city. We are trying to do this. Each city will be built with an expenditure of about Rs 3,000-4,000 crore,” said the Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. “These will be green smart cities. We ... Read More »

Surana Solar plans to diversify into LED business

According to reports, Surana Solar Limited, a manufacturer of solar energy systems with the focus on solar photovoltaic modules, is planning to diversify into LED bulbs and tubes manufacturing to tap the burgeoning demand for LEDs in India. “In view of growth potential in the field of LED, the company proposes to enter into a new line of business for manufacturing LED bulbs and LED tubes of an initial capacity of 10,00,000 units with an established entity in the market. ... Read More »

Amadeus Capital invests in India-focused energy management firm

According to reports, technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners on Wednesday said that it has made the second investment from its Digital Prosperity Fund, leading the equity component of $21 million financing in Cambridge Clean Energy Ltd. Cambridge is a provider of renewable energy management solutions to mobile network operators and tower companies in India and Africa, with plans to increase its presence in India, Amadeus said in a statement. The investment follows Amadeus’ announcement that Bhavani Rana had joined the ... Read More »

86% Patna buildings have solar power potential

According to reports, solar power is developing as a mainstream source of energy and 86% of the city’s residential buildings have the potential to use this mode for generating electricity, according to a survey conducted recently. The state government has already started installing solar panels on government buildings, including the headquarters building of Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL). “To start with, solar power should be used in the areas with the fewest power cuts. The industrial areas in ... Read More »

Pune railway division turns focus on going green

According to reports, after working on an action plan for cleanliness at railway stations as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the administration of the Central Railway, Pune division will focus on environmental issues at stations and production units. Authorities plan to have efficiency in energy consumption, conservation of water resources, and proper use of land by undertaking afforestation. Chief of the ministry’s recently formed directorate called environment management in the Railway Board K Swaminathan recently sent suggestions and directives ... Read More »

Patna can generate 277MW solar energy by 2025

According to reports, the state capital can generate 277MW of solar energy by 2025. Patna can start producing solar energy up to 35MW in the initial phase by using the roofs on government and industrial buildings. This can bridge the ever-increasing gap between demand and supply of energy, says a report of the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) titled “Rooftop Revolution: Uncovering Patna’s Solar Potential”. The report was released by Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) chairman UN Panjiar ... Read More »

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