Action for Green, the city

Biomass plants: Low tariff, no permission to sell power to other states worry entrepreneurs

Biomass these days is the new buzzword for Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, who dreams to generate 1,000 MW of power from renewable sources of energy in the next two years.

Almost three months after conducting a public hearing for Mohali

With increase in power demand from the agriculture sector and lower water level in the Bhakra and Pong Dam reservoirs, there has been a sudden power crisis in Punjab. According to Punjab State Electricity Board officials, unscheduled power cuts are unavoidable because of the regulatory steps taken by the board for ensuring the security of the northern grid.

Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has been entrusted with the work of solarising important structures including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and the Sri Harmandir Sahib.

All the gadgets of these buildings would be run through solar energy under the project and work on the first phase would be started in the coming four months.

MUMBAI: L&T Power Development Company, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), plans to set up coal-based power projects worth 5,000 MW by 2015.

Lays stone of 1,320-MW thermal unit at Rajpura

Rajpura, March 2
Punjab is ready to set up a nuclear power plant, if offered by the Centre.

This was stated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while addressing mediapersons after laying the foundation stone of a 1,320-MW coal-based thermal plant at Nalas village in Rajpura today.

Power generation all set to double from 6,900 MW to nearly 14,000 MW

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Tuesday that the State would not only start getting uninterrupted 24-hour power supply in the next two and a half years but would actually start selling electricity to other States.

EVEN as the budget appears to have some benefits for the Punjab farmers, especially in terms of direct delivery of subsidies on fertilisers, easy mobility of grain from one state to another and conservation of natural resources especially groundwater resources, the increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel will result in higher cost of production for various crops, which may not go down well fo

The 88 industrial clusters identified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be re-verified for the amount of pollution they generate, on the basis of which they will be re-rated.