India's route to 'Clean Coal'
India is planning major investments in its power generation and distribution infrastructure as nearly 400 million Indians lack reliable energy supply. Most of this investment will be made in the renewable energy sector.
From Fifty-Fifty, to 55-55
Fifty-fifty, to us represents a difficult, or ´can go either way´ kind of choice. The age-old dilemma between industrial development and environmental protection falls in this category.
Land valuations hit green field power projects
The major blow to the sector was the governments inability to pass the Land Acquisition Bill. In the current scenario, it is impractical to put up a power plant as the land value is at a much higher level. In the urban area, it costs four times more and in the rural it is higher by two times.
Govt asks TPPs to reduce water usage
The government has asked thermal power plants (TPPs) to reduce water usage in view of the possibility of excessive dry summers and dwindling water levels in rivers in coming years
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