The EAI team, led by Venugopal, helped Greenpeace in bringing out a report titled “Enabling Clean Talking“. The report is one of the first comprehensive research undertaken for the Indian telecom sector to figure out a roadmap for the mobile telecom towers to shift from diesel to renewable energy/clean energy sources. The report was launched […]Read More →
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Just when folks all over (including at EAI – here and here) are trying to figure out how to reduce diesel consumption, a combination of calamities – poor monsoon and the recent blackout in north India – have ensured that the use of diesel has only skyrocketed, says this news report from Platts The good […]Read More →
It was only a few minutes back I wrote about how a small atoll near New Zealand was going solar, as solar PV is already competitive compared with the high costs of power from diesel. Now here is the (in)famous Alcatraz Islands near San Francisco resorting to solar as well. Read more from this Forbes […]Read More →
Seems that our coal fired thermal power plants the lifeblood of Indian power sector, will no longer be able to supply power at the same old affordable price. The sequence of events happening in the coal industry and its influence on the power sector in the past few months is a definite indication that the […]Read More →
India’s current oil production is around 660,000 barrels a day that of gas has touched 676,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. According to the latest figures released by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas show that during the first two months of the current fiscal, domestic crude oil production stood at 40.3 million […]Read More →
80 percent of electricity supply in India comes from coal plants which are old, inefficient and are emitting harmful gases. In order to upgrade these coal power plants and reduce harmful gas emission, the World Bank will extend a $180-million (Rs.900-crore) loan to India. In addition, to improve power production, the project is co-financed with […]Read More →
The government is considering a cess on natural gas produced in the country to finance the expansion of gas pipeline network. The proposed cess could be used for constructing 500 to 600 km of gas pipeline. If the cess was pegged at Rs.9 per one million British thermal units, Rs.3,000 crore could be generated annually […]Read More →