Energy industry says more construction needed Environmentalists argue more energy efficiency could greatly reduce the need fora huge new wave of power plants and transmission lines. In two studies out Monday, the power industry gives its terse response: Don't count on it. Increased efficiency can offset a substantial but relatively small portion of the increase in generating capacity needed to meet rising electricity demand, the studies say.

Federal government has agreed to continue to prepare short-term policy recommendations and awareness-building under ongoing new ADB financing project "Sustainable Energy Efficiency Development Programme". Under this programme, new government will further develop recommendations for removing the institutional bottlenecks to government-sponsored energy efficiency and conservation programmes and support mechanisms playing a more effective role in nurturing a nascent energy efficiency industry and consumer culture.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) which meets on Thursday is expected to consider a proposal to give BHEL an order to supply equipment for 10 power plants using the advanced 800-mw supe

Power Grid Corp, the country's largest power transmission utility, on Friday said it has signed agreements with World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) for two loans of $600 million each for fun

THAT'S NOT COUNTING the energy efficiency technology market aimed at reducing power consumption.

POWER sector financing company Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Railways technical advisory wing RITES, on Thursday, signed an MoU to jointly import coal from countries, including Africa, to ease s

Power generation projects will become unviable if the cost of land acquisition goes beyond Rs.5 lakh an acre, according to Electricity Minister Arcot N. Veeraswami.

Techno Prom Export, a Moscow-based company that was handling Rs 334-crore project for refurbishing five Obra Power Plant units in Uttar Pradesh, lost its contract for not meeting its deadline.

Delhi finance minister Dr A K Walia has done a P Chindambaram act in this election year budget by waiving off the Delhi Vidyut Board-era arrears to the tune of Rs 2,539 crore.

The petroleum and gas workers of the State have demanded expansion of the existing four refineries of Assam and recruitment against the 5,000 vacant posts in the oil sector of the north-eastern region