Bagasse Cogeneration

Working group for biomass sector set up by MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set up a working group to review issues that are troubling biomass power producers in India. India produces around 500 million tonnes of biomass which is sufficient to generate 18,000 MW. However, the total installed capacity30

Wind turbine

Third wind power plant to be setup by Surat Municipal Corporation

Surat Municipal Corporation is setting up its third wind power plant. The plant with the capacity of 6.3 MW will help in fulfilling electricity requirements of of Sarthana Water works and other water distribution centres of the city. Gujarat has a total capacity of 3114.25030

Solar street lights

Uttar Pradesh sanctions Rs 40 crore for solar power streetlights

The Uttar Pradesh government has approved nearly Rs 40 crore for solar powered street lights. The LED type street lights are to be installed in various districts and also in over 2,000 Lohia grams where they are needed the most.  A total of 11,100 solar30

Solar water pump

Punjab Chief Minister asks for 80% subsidy on solar water pumps

Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal requested the centre to increase subsidy on solar water pumps in Punjab in order to make non conventional sources of energy more lucrative and adoptable in the state. Badal raised this demand before Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy30

Minamata

Minamata Treaty – To tackle Mercury Pollution

The Minamata treaty which will now be opened for signature and has seen four years of negotiation is a laudable effort. Named after the Japanese town after which the disease also gets its name, it seeks to phase out emissions and use of mercury by30