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National Power Exchange plan shelved;CERC withdraws permission


According to reports, after dilly-dallying for nearly five years, promoters of National Power Exchange have decided to wind up the company. National Power Exchange is jointly promoted by NTPC, PFC and NHPC and private sector Tata Consultancy Services. Following the promoters’ decision, electricity regulator CERC has withdrawn the permission granted to the exchange for starting power trading business. At present, there are two power bourses in the country, Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India. The Central Electricity Regulatory ... Read More »

BMC develops Banganga waste water treatment plant in Maharashtra, India


According to reports, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has developed a wastewater treatment plant at Banganga wastewater pumping station in Walkeshwar of Maharashtra, India. According to the company, the new plant is capable of treating 1.5 million liter water that will be distributed by May 2014 end in Raj Bhavan garden, Kamala Nehru Park, Priyadran garden with State Ministers’ garden and other areas in Walkeshwar. The cost of the new Banganga waste water treatment is estimated to be around INR25m. ... Read More »

Award-winning Indian SMEs partner for sustainability project


According to reports, a Karnataka-based musical and academic educational trust has tied up with SELCO India to implement its award-winning sustainability project. Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV) was granted $100,000 at the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony for its student-led project to become self-sustainable using energy efficiency, solar technology and bio-gas energy. The school has partnered with SELCO India, the 2014 Small and Medium Enterprises finalist, that uses renewable energy for alleviating poverty, to build a solar powered ‘green ... Read More »

DoT pushes green policy for telecom sector


According to reports, aiming to adopt green policy in the telecom sector, the Department of Telecom (DoT) set a 2019 deadline for service providers to reduce carbon emission from mobile networks by 17 per cent. The roadmap to encourage green energy in the telecom sector, prepared by the DoT, says at present 80-90 per cent of power requirements for rural towers are met by diesel generator sets, each of which consumes 8,760 litres of diesel a year if it runs ... Read More »

Vadodara railway division bags efficiency awards


According to reports, the Vadodara division of Western Railway (WR) has bagged four efficiency shields for the year 2013-14. The shields of general manager are given every year in various categories for outstanding performance by divisions under the Western Railway. The Vadodara division bagged the shields in commercial, medical, security and energy efficiency categories. The division generated Rs 2,444.32 crore revenue in 2013-14 which was higher by 15.46 per cent compared to the last financial year earning it the commercial ... Read More »

PMC to push for waste segregation in all housing societies


According to reports, municipal commissioner Vikas Deshmukh, stressing on better waste management, said citizens must be made aware about segregation of waste. Along with the municipal commissioner, additional municipal commissioner, Rajendra Jagtap, zonal commissioner Suresh Jagtap and mayor Chanchala Kodre met representatives of the National Society for Clean Cities (NSCC) and other citizens on Saturday evening to discuss issues of waste management in the city. Civic officials emphasized that segregation at source is the only solution. Currently, it is mandatory ... Read More »

White House names Indian-American ‘Solar Champion of Change’


According to reports, White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten “Solar Champions of Change” who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America. Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University’s Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in South Carolina. ”Today, the White House is celebrating ten Solar Champions of Change who are driving policy changes at the local level to expand energy choices for Americans, grow ... Read More »

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