Sri Lanka government said that the electricity charges in the country would be reduced after the establishment of Norochcholai Coal Power Plant.

LUCKNOW: It's red alarm from the Northern Regional Power Committee (NRPC), the apex body to review power situation in the northern states, vis-a-vis power situation in Uttar Pradesh.

Technology to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and store them underground will be ready by 2015 and could be in wide use in the United States by 2020, according to the top executive at American Electric Power Co Inc.

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.

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