New Delhi: In an apparent bid to diversify its power supply mix toward renewable energy sources, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) will buy half the power generated by the 16-mw, municipal solid waste-based, power plant being set up by the Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management Company Private Limited (TOWMCL) in Delhi.

New Delhi: Soon, one might see cultivation of plants like Jatropha and Karanja for biofuel production in the Ridge area and along all major drains in the city. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that the government would study the viability of the proposal to ensure that no agricultural land is given up for growing these crops.

New Delhi: Delhi Technological University (DTU) will don a fresh green look soon. After being upragded to a university in the middle of last year, DTU revisited its master plan and came up with innovative ways to improve the institute.

The Centre on Wednesday decided that it would not consider any development project proposed in the country's top 43 identified 'critically-polluted' industrial clusters and pending with it for an environment clearance for the next eight months.

New Delhi: Manufacturing outfits that add to pollution in the capital could soon close down, with the government planning to persuade them to upgrade themselves to knowledge-based industries.

Just three days after the northern power grid collapsed, the Union Power Ministry has pulled the northern states for the lapse and has asked all of them to file a status report on adopting new anti-fog technology for protecting the grid. The information has been sought till January 8.

Get ready to pay more in 2010. The Delhi Government may withdraw subsidy on cooking gas cylinder. It may increase Value Added Tax rate from 12.5 per cent to 20 per cent on diesel in the Capital. Currently, the Delhi Government is losing to the tune of Rs 1,650 crore on several subsidies and anomalies in the VAT rate. Currently, Delhi Government is giving subsidy of Rs 40 per cyclinder on LPG.

The Public Works Department has finally given the green signal to discom NDPL to install the first solar powered traffic signal at Madhuban Chowk in Rohini and Old Secretariat.

As highlighted by Newsline, the PWD had kept the discom waiting for over a year for its approval.

New Delhi: The second edition of the LED EXPO 2009 was declared open to the public by the secretary, new and renewable energy ministry, Deepak Gupta, on Friday. The three-day event will showcase innovations in the light emitting diode (LED) sector, with over 40 participants, including a few from South Korea, exhibiting their energy-saving products.

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The Garden of Five Senses is set to get another sense: solar. Seeking to generate solar electricity that goes beyond the cosmetic, the Delhi Government is working on a model to make solar energy part of the mainstream electricity grids. And one of the first projects will be a 20-kilowatt solar energy production centre at the Garden of Five Senses.