Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: electricity

Modify plan to protect Great Indian Bustard, it will work against climate goals, govt tells SC

Three ministries — Environment and Forest, New and Renewable Energy, and Power — have submitted a modification application with respect to an April 2021 SC order.

Low enrolment & farmers ‘unpaid’ in Punjab’s ‘Pani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ scheme, but power saved

Just 4.69% power consumers in 200 villages under the scheme subscribe to it. Farmers complain they haven’t received promised benefits this year, awareness is also patchy.

Coal mining revival in India, China & Indonesia doesn’t mean the energy crisis is over

Miners are finally starting to catch up. But major industries in Asia are expected to continue to face power disruptions through the winter as fuel supply remains tight.

Coal supply will improve but it’s time India transitions to options like natural gas for power

As the monsoon recedes, the supply of coal is likely to improve. Better planning and improvement in supply will help improve logistics in future.

There will be no problem in meeting supply for power generation, Coal Minister Joshi assures

Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the requirement of coal is 1.1 million tonnes for generating power and 2 million tonnes has already been supplied.

Modi govt hikes natural gas price by 62%, CNG, piped cooking gas rates may rise

The first price hike since April 2019 will also up the cost of generating electricity but it may not reflect in consumer bills as the share of power produced from gas is very low.

Gujarat power distribution companies rank best on key performance indicators, report says

According to the Ministry of Power report, of the five state distribution companies that received an A+ rating, four were from Gujarat and one from Haryana.

India’s energy transition path is on track. Now it needs to pick pace: Analysis

The ongoing Covid-19 recovery efforts offer five key lessons, and also reveal some blind spots that can potentially undermine the hard-earned progress.

Hills in the UK, Africa and Europe can be a hidden source of generating power

The global energy storage market needs to grow 100 times its current size to accommodate increasing demand. But hillsides are a potential source of power.

Electricity bill too high? This is why you need to live in a ‘passive house’

The world's first ‘passive house’ complex was built in Germany 30 years ago, as part of an effort to sustainably construct buildings.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.