15 coal blocks missed govt list for exemption
Though the government made a case in the Supreme Court for exempting 46 coal blocks from de-allocation, another 15 blocks have ready projects but did not make it to the list. Among companies that could have seen the government pleading on their behalf were Hindalco, Essar and Jindal Steel & Power.
214 Coal Block Allocations Cancelled
The Supreme Court has cancelled all but four of 218 coal block allocations by the government over the past two decades, in a tough verdict that has major implications for the energy sector.
Government cancels auction
The auction of three coal blocks has been cancelled as issues related to certain clearances need to be "revisited", the government has said. "With the approval of competent authority it has been decided to cancel auction as issues concerning prior clearances etc.
Govt to auction coal mines
The government will auction captive coal mines to companies engaged in production of steel, cement and sponge iron after obtaining necessary clearances and detailed exploration of the blocks.
PAT Scheme - The way ahead
Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is a market-based mechanism to enhance cost-effectiveness of improvements in energy efficiency in energy-intensive large industries and facilities, through certification of energy savings that could be traded.
Coal block auction policy cleared
The Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has said on September 24 that the government has approved auctioning coal blocks for private steel, cement and power firms. For the first time, the policy will pave way for allotment of coal mines through competitive bidding. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the policy, he added.
Zuari Cement Inaugurates Its New Solar Project
Zuari Cement has inaugurated its new solar power project at Yerraguntla, Andhra Pradesh on July 9. It is an initiative towards energy sustainability in line with the Italcementi Group-'s energy policy.
Zuari Cement inaugurates solar project at its Yerraguntla unit
Zuari Cement inaugurated its solar power project at Yerraguntla in Andhra Pradesh on July 9. It is an initiative towards energy sustainability in line with the Italcementi Group energy policy. The plant will produce 850 mwh of energy per annum and will form part of the power mix for plant operations. This plant will be the first-of-its-kind amongst the cement companies located in the Yerraguntla cluster in Andhra Pradesh.
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