New Delhi: The plan of MMTC Ltd, a trading firm under the commerce ministry, to import coal worth Rs 6,000 crore has come under cloud, with the Central Vigilance Commission seeking to know whether government norms were violated or tender conditions changed to tailor the deal to suit two private firms, top government sources said.

New Delhi: The black diamond industry is in for a bigticket reform, with the government gearing up to usher in an open-bidding regime and set up a regulator in six months or so to open up coal mining to private players without the restriction of captive use.

A global shift toward nuclear power is prompting countries to rush to lock in long-term access to tight supplies of uranium, and China and India look to be the next players to get in on the action.

THE government says it is not averse to opening commercial coal mining to private sector. It would do well to realise the urgency on this count and repeal the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973, which has reserved coal mining for public sector units.

Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf said that the allocation of more than Rs 100 billion in the budget 2009-10 for ongoing and new projects was a good sign for future of the country especially for ensuring provision of electricity to all.

Fifty miles east of Los Angeles, a small and inconspicuous facility is using something most of us would rather not think about -- household sewage -- to create a resource we can't live without -- fuel.

Ravish Tiwari Posted: Thursday , Jun 04, 2009 at 0344 hrs IST

New Delhi: In his first meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after he was sworn in for the second time, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has raised the issue of supply of coal to the thermal power plants in his state.

Development experts agree that ensuring access to sustainable
modern energy services is critical to achieving the Millennium
Development Goals. Some 2.4 billion people still use traditional
biomass fuels for cooking, often facing the risk of indoor air
pollution, while about 1.6 billion people have no access to
electricity. This report explores how international oil and

In 2007, China's natural gas consumption increased by 23.8% and attained 69.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) (NBS 2008). China became one of the world

New Delhi: The environment ministry will not remain a regulatory hurdle in the process of economic growth, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday while outlining his agenda on the day he took over office.