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Energy and Power

New bio-fuel policy approved

New Delhi: The  Government will allow more feedstocks for production of biofuels and it will also advance the 20 PC blending of ethanol in petrol to ESY 2025-26 from 2030. These changes will be brought in…

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Biden announces ‘historic’ oil reserve release amid elevated gas prices

Washington: US President Joe Biden announced that his administration will release 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months from its strategic reserve in an effort to tame the elevated gas…

Coal shortage crisis in non-power sector escalates; Trade bodies move from appeals to agitation

New Delhi: At a time when the Indian economy is striving to emerge from the setbacks inflicted by the Covid pandemic, the short supply of coal to non-power industries including steel, cement and paper since…

Tata, Adani solar equipment business to prosper with budget 2022

Proposal to safeguard existing Basic Custom Duty on solar cells being increased from 20 to 25 per cent and on solar modules from 20 to 40 per cent is expected to aid the industry.

Modi launches Rs 11,000 Cr hydropower projects in Himachal

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday embarked on a visit to Mandi, also known as ‘Chhoti Kashi’, and inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth Rs 11,000 crore that…

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Brakes on power sector reforms after agreement between farmers, govt

New Delhi: According to the agreement between Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and the Centre, one of the consensus points is that the government will discuss the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 with farmers before it is…

Despite US pressure, top oil producers opt for slow output increase

Vienna:The world’s top oil producers have said they would stick with the plan to cautiously increase oil output despite pressure from the United States. Held through video conference, the 22nd OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum…

Petrol, diesel prices fall sharply in line with Centre’s duty cut

New Delhi: The Diwali morning has brought an early sparkle for fuel consumers as retail prices of petrol and diesel fell between Rs 5-10 per litre on Thursday in line with the Centre’s announcement to…

Petrol, diesel rates raised again by 35 paise/ltr

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices increased again on Wednesday after a two-day break as global oil prices failed to relent and continued to remain firm. Accordingly, the pump price of petrol in Delhi increased…

US, EU, Australia, Canada agree to end export credit support for coal power

New Delhi: Just before the two-week-long edition of the UN Annual Climate Change Conference, COP26, with an elevated sense of urgency, key international trade partners, including the US, EU, Australia and Canada, have agreed to…

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