Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Power

Modi govt asks coal plants to operate at full capacity to address power crisis

Of the 17.6 gigawatts of India’s power generation capacity that’s designed to use imported coal, just 10 gigawatts is currently operating, the power ministry said.

Spike in demand, coal shortage, pvt players quoting high prices — why Andhra has a power crisis

Energy Secretary B. Sreedhar says the state is facing a shortage of 50-55 million units, and this gap will be bridged through purchase and power restrictions applied on industries.

If there’s one Gujarat model we must replicate, it’s the power sector reforms one

Crisis in coal? The real problem is in the power sector.

How much land would be needed to power a net-zero India? New study shows

Renewable energy sources like solar or wind power don’t permanently alter land and natural resources like coal mining does, writes Charles Worringham in a new study in IEEFA.

Anand Sharma’s outburst shows Gandhis must prepare for summer of Congress discontent

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Power consumption can explode with increasing use of artificial intelligence

A flood of new devices are getting internet connections, generating more data and increasing the need for more computing power with AI to make sense of the new information.

Modi and Amit Shah are brazen about Maharashtra coup because power is their 24×7 drug

Modi-Shah's power quest is in sharp contrast to Sonia Gandhi's relinquishing act, Rahul’s 'power is poison' and Manmohan Singh’s invisible need for it.

Power to water: If India wants to fulfil economic goals, it needs better infrastructure

For too long, governments have focused on making money from infrastructure rather than seeing it as a service that can power growth.

Modi govt electrified India with poles & wires, but challenge is to keep electrons flowing

A major barrier to electricity access in India remains the concurrence between economic poverty and energy poverty.

Indian electorate cares about electricity – but the power sector remains deeply challenged

A case study of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha shows how state governments are struggling to provide power access & quality while balancing prices.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.