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Plan to make Varanasi clean city with renewable energy

According to reports, the Centre is considering an ambitious plan to make PM Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, a “clean electricity city” where only renewable energy would be used. The proposal is being considered with power minister Piyush Goyal mooting the idea after visiting Munich in Germany, where the city authorities have targeted 100% clean electricity supply by 2025. Sources said this came up for brief discussion on Tuesday when urban development secretary Durga Shankar Mishra was taking a review meeting ... Read More »

Government’s e-vehicle fleet plan is doable: Sanjeev Sharma, MD, ABB India

According to reports, ABB India is investing about $100 million every year to ramp up its offerings in the utilities, transportation and infrastructural space in India, Sanjeev Sharma, MD at ABB India, told ET’s Vatsala Gaur and Satish John in an interview. Transportation orders at ABB’s Indian subsidiary have more than doubled in the past two years, with ABB technology being a part of all the operational metro projects. On the Indian government’s target to create a fleet of only electric ... Read More »

How India is leading the energy efficiency revolution

According to reports, during the past century, rapid strides made by economies towards development and industrialization have led to an increase in the global carbon footprint. This is demonstrated by the paradigm shift in the attitude of countries party to the 2015 Paris Agreement, which reflects the seriousness of countries towards the challenges posed by climate change as well as the way the consequent damages are being discussed and addressed around the world. This renewed ambition to adopt the Paris ... Read More »

Tangedco buildings to be made green to reduce power usage

According to reports, Tangedco would work closely with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) in making their existing as well as upcoming offices as green buildings to reduce consumption of electricity, said a senior Tangedco official. Appreciating the efforts of IGBC at a workshop on ‘Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA)’ in Coimbatore on Thursday, chief engineer of Tangedco, Coimbatore, T Haldorai said the greening of Tangedco offices would be taken up across the state. He said making every structure a green building ... Read More »

Germany provides 200 mn euro for India’s Energy Efficiency Programme

According to reports, India and Germany on Friday inked an over 200 million euro (Rs 1,400 crore) loan agreement, taking the total German commitment for better energy efficiency in India to 600 million euro (Rs 4,200 crore), a statement said. The agreement, inked at the German Embassy in the presence of German Ambassador Martin Ney, was between the German Development Bank (KfW) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), ... Read More »

SMC wins seven national awards for water supply, renewable energy

According to reports, it’s raining awards for the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for water supply system, promotion of renewable energy and smart grids in India. For the first time, the civic body will be receiving around seven awards from the government of India for efficient water supply system and the smart use of renewable energy including smart grid and rooftop solar power plants. Official sources said that the four most prestigious awards have come from the Construction Industry Development Council ... Read More »

APEPDCL bags top spot in energy conservation in India

According to reports, city-based Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) bagged the top spot in energy conservation among all 44 distribution companies in the country. The union ministry of power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines announced the results at the National level Energy Conservation Day celebrations held in New Delhi on Wednesday. APEPDCL CMD MM Nayak received the prize from union minister of power Piyush Goyal. Speaking to TOI, Nayak said the discom received the award ... Read More »

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