Open Access, an issue, which has been discussed and deliberated in the circle of the power market in India time and again, has again come into conversation, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh taking serious initiatives to make amendments into it.

Biogas represents an alternative source of energy, derived mainly from organic wastes. In India, the use of biogas derived from animal waste, primarily cow dung, has been promoted for over three decades now. According to the 1997 Livestock Census, the cattle population in the country is about 290 million.

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This Report of the Committee deals with the Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Twenty-Second Report (14th Lok Sabha) of the Standing Committee on Energy on the subject Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs).

The focus area of the programme shall be the actual demonstrable performance in terms of sustained loss reduction, establishment of reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate base line data, and the adoption of information technology in the areas of energy accounting shall be necessary pre-conditions before sanctioning any regular distribution strengthening project.

This report of the standing committee on petroleum and natural gas deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the 17th report (14th Lok Sabha) of the standing committee on petroleum & natural gas (2007-2008) on

The 11th plan has set what industry considers a modest target of 10,000 mw capacity addition in five years. Everyone agrees that much more is possible. But for this to happen, big time, the business of wind must be into energy generation and not just encashing credits because of investment subsidies.

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government's

the Union Ministry of Finance imposed an additional duty of Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per vehicle on big cars and utility vehicles on June 13. The decision comes as a knee-jerk reaction to the skyrocketing international crude prices. While welcoming the move as a step forward, experts said staving off an energy crisis would require making the tax progressively harsher and linking it with fuel

India's several interlinked energy related challenges can only be met by long-term planning and coordinated action by various stakeholders. By highlighting the Planning Commission's Integrated Energy Policy Report, this article proposes the creation of a government-supported statutory energy modelling institution - the Bureau of Energy Information and Analysis - that works under the guidance of the Planning Commission to develop an in-house modelling and analysis capacity for India.

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