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Cabinet okays national programme on high efficiency solar photvoltaic modules

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal for implementing the second tranche of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme on “National programme on high efficiency solar photovoltaic modules”. The proposal, mooted by the…

Gujarat Assembly withdraws GCCUA bill

Gandhinagar: The state Assembly on Wednesday unanimously withdrew the Gujarat Cattle Control (Keeping and Moving)In Urban Areas bill (GCCUA) which was aimed at controlling the movement of stray cattle from wandering on the roads and…

Shell launches ‘green’ EV chargers, sets target of installing over 10,000 charging points by 2030

New Delhi: Shell launched its first electric vehicle (EV) chargers in India, for the four-wheeler and two-wheeler segments in Bengaluru today. The company has set an ambitious plan to set up more than 10,000 charging points…

The Electricity conundrum: Will the new act stop the bleeding?

Reform is a process that when stalled can create a trap that sucks in the real sense. In India, power sector is a glaring example of it. Caught between welfare demands and market needs, this…

LPG cylinder prices rose 45% in 5 years after 58 revisions

New Delhi: Even as domestic LPG prices have been on the upsurge, burdening the common man, an interesting fact to note is that cooking gas rates have been revised an astounding 58 times in the last…

Maha cuts petrol rate by Rs 5/litre, diesel Rs 3/litre

Mumbai: In a relief, the Maharashtra government has slashed VAT on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 per litre and Rs 3 per litre respectively, Chief Minister Eknath Shnde announced here on Thursday. This would…

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.

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