Decks will be cleared soon for the take off of the 500-megawatt (MW) Sampoor thermal power project, a joint venture involving Sri Lanka and India, with the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) mov

Interlinking of rivers, a pet idea of political leaders in the State, has come to the fore again, thanks to Lok Sabha elections.

In the last two years, wind mills of a mere 282 MW were commissioned

Is the end of Tamil Nadu’s wind power “growth story” in sight? In a State that witnessed an unprecedented growth in the sector of wind energy not long ago, capacity addition during the just-concluded financial year of 2013-2014 was marginal, with 107 megawatt (MW).

The State, which had experienced unscheduled load-shedding in many parts late last week, recorded an all-time high consumption of around 271 million units (MU) on Monday, thanks to substantial impr

It will cover southern, western districts

The Rs.1,593-crore Green Energy Corridors project of the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation (TANTRANSCO) will be the State’s first power project to be funded by the KfW, a German development bank.

Proposing a massive housing scheme for slum dwellers in municipalities and town panchayats, the State government has planned to construct around 2.15 lakh dwelling units at a cost of about Rs.13,45

After a brief lull, quarrying of river sand commenced in five places on Monday, taking the total number of re-opened sand quarries to 12.

On Wednesday last, seven quarries resumed operations. Of the 12 functioning quarries, five are on the Coleroon river (two each in Thanjavur and Nagapattinam districts and one in Ariyalur); five on the Cauvery (four in Karur and one in Tiruchi) and two on the Gundar (both in Virudhunagar), according to officials of the Public Works Department (PWD).

With the State government issuing guidelines on generation-based incentive (GBI) regarding installation of rooftop solar photo-voltaic (SPV) plants, domestic consumers will shortly be able to send

Since the middle of August when the State government lifted the restrictions, about a dozen biomass power plants, which were till then meeting energy requirements of many HT consumers substantially, have scaled down their production drastically, as the demand has virtually vanished. Even though 20 per cent power cut is in force with effect from October 1

Both required fresh clearance as coal availability was an issue

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment and Forests Ministry has reiterated its recommendation, given three years ago, for granting environmental clearance for the Rs. 8,400-crore Udangudi supercritical thermal power project.