The International Energy Agency (IEA), the Paris-based energy think-tank for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, has said coal and other fossil fuels will con

Orders energy audit of zonal bodies and production units

Powergrid Corporation has already submitted its report detailing the renewable potential available, cost of setting up the projects and economic viability

The coal ministry wants to focus on the implementation of three critical rail links for evacuation, seek quicker environmental clearances and speed development of captive coal blocks.

The 1,980 Megawatt project has been at the centre of a controversy and inter-ministerial tussle surrounding its location

In a major achievement for power generator NTPC Ltd, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given environmental clearance for a reworked plan of the company’s Rs 15,000-crore North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project to come up in Jharkhand.

Former cabinet secretary was responding to a question on dampening impact of calls for tariff reduction from various states

The Planning Commission doesn’t seem impressed by the rising chorus for power rate cuts in many states, triggered by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s 50 per cent relief for domestic consumers. According to the Plan panel, such a move will hit reforms.

The ministry's moves are likely to help Coal India add at least 40 mn tonnes - 8.4 % of its expected output of 475 mt this year - to its overall production in 2014-15

M Veerappa Moily’s takeover of the environment & forests ministry last month, it appears, is turning out to be a blessing for Coal India Ltd (CIL), the world’s largest coal producer.

Local fishermen community has challenged clearances alleging that approvals were based on false claims made in EIA reports

The power ministry has said it does not expect any delay in the progress of the 4,000 Megawatt Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project which is currently mired in a controversy with locals protesting environmental clearances for the coastal project.

The Rs 24,200-cr coastal project has run into trouble because of differing views on its threat to local ecology

The government's attempt at reviving investor interest in its flagship Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) scheme after a four-year lull is headed south - quite literally. One of the two such newly-announced projects in Cheyyur village, 96 kilometre south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, has been engulfed in a controversy spanning economic, social and ecological domains.

Under new method, ministry is ranking companies on different parameters

Amid allegations of irregularity in coal block allocations, the coal ministry is being extremely cautious in the case of new allocations. Under a new method, the ministry is ranking companies on half a dozen parameters, before selecting the most suitable applicant.