Ashok Leyland bets on Israel-based company’s Aluminum Air battery for electric commercial vehicles

Ashok Leyland bets on Israel-based company’s Aluminum Air battery for electric commercial vehicles

2018-01-17T11:34:27+00:00 On

Ashok Leyland, the auto arm of the Hinduja Group said it signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy, an Israel-based company that is developing Aluminium Air batteries for long-range vehicles. Unlike lithium ion batteries, which need to be recharged after 200-500…

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

2018-01-10T12:42:57+00:00 On

The BJP-led government at the center has said that it has no further plans to amend the powers or constitution of the National Green Tribunal, the quasi-judicial body set up by the previous UPA government for protecting the environment. “There is no…

Orient Green Power sells biomass units; sees the wind turning

Orient Green Power sells biomass units; sees the wind turning

2018-01-10T08:11:48+00:00 On

Orient Green Power Co, the renewable arm of the Shriram Group, said it has sold much of it biomass power generation business to a unit of its promoter and that its wind power business is benefiting from higher offtake by the Tamil…

6,500 MW of wind projects to be auctioned in 3 months in India

6,500 MW of wind projects to be auctioned in 3 months in India

2018-01-10T08:13:35+00:00 On

The central government and various state governments will award contracts to set up another 6,500 MW (6.5 GW) of wind energy projects in the next three months, the ministry of renewable energy said. Combined with the 3 GW awarded in the first…

SOLAR MISSION: It’s another nail-biter for India in 2017-18

SOLAR MISSION: It’s another nail-biter for India in 2017-18

2017-12-28T13:20:54+00:00 On

India faces steep odds in its race to meet its solar power addition targets for the current year. Last year, the country had added only 5.53 GW of incremental solar power capacity against a target of 6 GW. This year, the target…

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

2018-01-08T10:56:41+00:00 On

Bishnu Pada Ray, the member of Lok Sabha representing Andaman & Nicobar Islands has asked for permission to install solar lighting systems in the homes of forest encroachers who are under order by the Supreme Court to evacuate the forest land. Ray…

Stubble Burning: 1,493 Haryana farmers fined Rs 40 lakh

Stubble Burning: 1,493 Haryana farmers fined Rs 40 lakh

2017-12-19T12:01:46+00:00 On

Around 1,500 farmers from Haryana have been fined a total of Rs 39.85 lakh for burning agricultural stubble between July to October this year, the government said. The action was taken to dissuade farmers from burning agricultural waste. Burning of agricultural waste…

Uber to deploy Mahindra electric cars in India

Uber to deploy Mahindra electric cars in India

2017-11-24T12:40:43+00:00 On

Mahindra & Mahindra said Uber, the taxi company, will deploy ‘hundreds of electric cars’ from the company in Delhi and Hyderabad. The partnership will gradually be expanded to other cities, it said. Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the…

Infosys included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Infosys included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

2017-09-08T16:32:08+00:00 On

Infosys said it has been inducted into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and is now part of two of the indices — DJSI World and DJSI Emerging Markets. The indices measure the economic, environmental and social performance of companies and are…

SLOW START: India adds 8.3% of 2017 target solar capacity in three months

SLOW START: India adds 8.3% of 2017 target solar capacity in three months

2017-07-20T13:28:57+00:00 On

India added only 827 megawatt of solar power generation capacity in the first three months of the current financial year, indicating a slow start to the yearly program. The addition of the first three months represents only 8.27% of the 10,000 megawatt…

ISRO offers space tech to electric vehicle makers in India

ISRO offers space tech to electric vehicle makers in India

2017-03-31T08:58:35+00:00 On

Indian Space Research Organization could soon help Indian e-bikes overcome their biggest drawbacks — low mileage per charge and limited speed. Costing between Rs 35,000-50,000, most of these bikes have a top speed of 25 km per hour and a range of…

Can’t allow NGOs to impede India’s growth: Center to NHRC

Can’t allow NGOs to impede India’s growth: Center to NHRC

2017-03-22T13:03:24+00:00 On

The home ministry has written back to the National Human Rights Commission that non-governmental organizations cannot be allowed to work against India’s strategic or economic interest. In it’s response to the NHRC, the home ministry said it cannot allow organizations that take…

Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

2017-03-20T13:57:10+00:00 On

The government of India said it cannot seek to slow down imports of solar power generation equipment from China as it has to watch out for the interests of Indian consumers as much as those of Indian industrialists. Responding to questions from the…

After missing twice, India comfortably meets power sector targets for 12th five-year plan

After missing twice, India comfortably meets power sector targets for 12th five-year plan

2017-03-16T20:11:09+00:00 On

After missing its targets by wide margins in the previous two five-year plans, India is all set to comfortably meet or exceed all its power sector targets for the 12th five-year plan that ends this month. Five-year plans, borrowed from the Soviet…

Solar power output up 75% this year, but still only 1% of total

Solar power output up 75% this year, but still only 1% of total

2017-03-23T13:02:52+00:00 On

Production of electricity from solar power is all set to rise 75% this year, while that from wind is on track to rise 51%, according to the latest numbers available with the ministry of new and renewable resources, government of India. Despite…

India plans for eight-fold increase in nuclear power capacity to 45 GW

India plans for eight-fold increase in nuclear power capacity to 45 GW

2017-03-15T18:27:07+00:00 On

India is planning to increase its nuclear power generation capacity to 44,628 megawatt, about eight times the current capacity of 5,780 MW, the Prime Ministers’ Office said today. At present, India has seven nuclear power plants. However, given that most of these…