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Power crisis and rebooting industry, economy: Why Modi must act now - Firstpost

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 7:46am

Firstpost

Power crisis and rebooting industry, economy: Why Modi must act now
Firstpost
For instance India's power sector is a mess for which all governments, at the Centre and in the states, have been responsible. Electricity is the backbone of the economy and very few state governments have had the courage to implement power sector ...

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Scorching Heat Exposes India's Power Woes - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 7:05pm

Scorching Heat Exposes India's Power Woes
Wall Street Journal
"The previous government failed to take crucial decisions to expand grid connectivity," said Piyush Goyal, the new minister for power, coal and renewable energy, on Tuesday. "The sector is in a mess." India currently has around 245 gigawatts of ...

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Scorching Heat Exposes India's Power Woes - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 6:37pm

Wall Street Journal

Scorching Heat Exposes India's Power Woes
Wall Street Journal
"The previous government failed to take crucial decisions to expand grid connectivity," said Piyush Goyal, the new minister for power, coal and renewable energy, on Tuesday. "The sector is in a mess." India currently has around 245 gigawatts of ...

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Indian Heat Wave Triggers Power Struggle - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 1:32pm

Firstpost

Indian Heat Wave Triggers Power Struggle
Wall Street Journal (blog)
They just don't have a stable supply of coal and their customers—the heavily-indebted distribution companies—can't afford to buy as much power as they need. India's power-sector monitoring agency, the Central Electricity Authority, said that power ...
How power crisis can black out Modi's plans to reboot IndiaFirstpost
Amid Blackouts, India's New Leader Vows 24-7 Power for AllIEEE Spectrum
Government to Speed Up Work on Rail Lines to Transport CoalNDTV

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Residents sweat it out as BJP, AAP and Congress blame each other for crisis - Indian Express

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 7:33am

The Indian Republic

Residents sweat it out as BJP, AAP and Congress blame each other for crisis
Indian Express
Goyal said the people are suffering because of the “inaction of the previous government”, and blamed “massive policy paralysis and poor decision-making” of the Dikshit government in addressing problems in the power sector. Congress spokesperson ...
Delhi to Receive Normal Power Supply in 15 days: Piyush GoyalThe Indian Republic

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Stepping up Bhutan power engagement - Indian Express

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 3:35am

Stepping up Bhutan power engagement
Indian Express
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming Bhutan visit offers a much-needed chance to reboot the bilateral relationship, especially the crucial power sector engagement. The power diplomacy with Bhutan, India's first such engagement with a neighbour and ...

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Biomass-based power projects face problems - I Government

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 6:44pm

I Government

Biomass-based power projects face problems
I Government
"Biomass power generation a focus area of the Ministry," he said adding the present cumulative installed capacity of biomass based power plants, both grid-interactive and off-grid, is about 4700 MW in India. He said his ministry has taken up some of ...

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Normal power supply to Delhi to be restored in 15 days: Goyal - Indian Express

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 5:35pm

Indian Express

Normal power supply to Delhi to be restored in 15 days: Goyal
Indian Express
Goyal said state-run NTPC Ltd has been asked to transfer some of its natural gas to power projects run by the Delhi government to increase local generation by 400 MW. Also, state gas utility GAIL India Ltd will divert 0.9 million standard cubic meters ...

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Centre blames Sheila govt for Delhi power crisis, more load shedding ahead - Indian Express

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 3:28pm

Indian Express

Centre blames Sheila govt for Delhi power crisis, more load shedding ahead
Indian Express
Addressing the media after an emergency meeting with Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, the power minister held the “massive policy paralysis, poor decision making” of the previous Delhi government, responsible for the problems in power sector. “A holistic ...

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Delhi reels under intense heat wave, Centre blames previous Sheila ... - Indian Express

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:59pm

Indian Express

Delhi reels under intense heat wave, Centre blames previous Sheila ...
Indian Express
Blaming the “massive policy paralysis, poor decision making” of the previous Delhi government for the problems in power sector, Goyal said: “A holistic vision and plan for Delhi has been non-existent for a decade. Lack of decision making, lack of ...

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RPT-Fitch Affirms Power Finance Corporation at 'BBB-', Outlook Stable - Reuters

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 3:47pm

RPT-Fitch Affirms Power Finance Corporation at 'BBB-', Outlook Stable
Reuters
PFC is one of two public financial institutions that provide funds exclusively to the Indian power sector and is also the largest lender to the sector. The government of India has also appointed PFC as the sole central agency implementing several ...

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AP to Get Uninterrupted Power Supply under Central Pilot Project - International Business Times, India Edition

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 2:11pm

International Business Times, India Edition

AP to Get Uninterrupted Power Supply under Central Pilot Project
International Business Times, India Edition
According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), generation of power in the united AP had declined by 5.3 percent to 87,167 kwh. A cosiderable drop in power generation by hydro power plants and gas-based thermal plants in the state is the main ...

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Take the Green Route - The New Indian Express

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 6:07am

The New Indian Express

Take the Green Route
The New Indian Express
India has woken up to the fact that the only way out of this massive electricity shortage can be by encouraging the development of the renewable energy sector — wind, solar energy, biomass, small hydro and energy efficiency initiatives. This is an ...
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India likely to see over 5% power shortage this fiscal - Indian Express

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 2:40am

India likely to see over 5% power shortage this fiscal
Indian Express
“A capacity addition of 17,800 MW during the year 2014-15 comprising 14,958 MW of thermal, 842 MW of hydro and 2,000 MW of nuclear power stations has been considered,” according to the latest annual Load Generation Balance Report of Central ...

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US unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution - GMA News

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 9:30pm

SFGate

US unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution
GMA News
WASHINGTON - The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy. The ...
U.S. to unveil sweeping rules to cut power plant pollutionBusiness Insider

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US rolls out plan to cut power-plant pollution by 30% - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 7:44pm

US rolls out plan to cut power-plant pollution by 30%
The Globe and Mail
The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate-change strategy. The Environmental ...
U.S. to unveil sweeping rules to cut power plant pollutionBusiness Insider
US unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollutionWHBL Sheboygan

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U.S. to unveil sweeping rules to cut power plant pollution - Business Insider

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 3:51pm

National Geographic

U.S. to unveil sweeping rules to cut power plant pollution
Business Insider
By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power sector will need to emit 30 percent less carbon dioxide by 2030 than it did in 2005, according to new federal regulations - the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate ...
US unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollutionKELO AM-FM

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Industry, Service Sectors to Drive Telangana's Economy - The New Indian Express

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 3:21pm

NDTV

Industry, Service Sectors to Drive Telangana's Economy
The New Indian Express
The land-locked state is expected to have nearly Rs 4,000 crore surplus budget, but lingering power deficit may force the new government to spend more on the power purchase, the official said. The neighbouring Andhra Pradesh may face the deficit ...
Telangana comes into being todaymydigitalfc.com

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24*7 power: Why new govt should focus on clean energy - Economic Times

Sun, 01/06/2014 - 6:02pm

Economic Times

24*7 power: Why new govt should focus on clean energy
Economic Times
The first thing the prime minister, Narendra Modi, needs to do is raise the scale of ambition in the sector. If the stated intent of providing 24X7 power to every Indian is to be met, power supply will have to at least triple by 2030. There is room ...
India Green News: India Brings Three Energy-Related Ministries Under One ...Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

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Economy now seeing blue sky; time to focus on growth: KV Kamath - Economic Times

Sun, 01/06/2014 - 12:57pm

Economic Times

Economy now seeing blue sky; time to focus on growth: KV Kamath
Economic Times
The steps that had been initiated to clear the bottlenecks in the investment cycle, in terms of last mile clearances for projects, resolution of fuel issues in the power sector and clearing overdue receivables from government agencies to the corporate ...

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