The case pertained to the irregular allocation of coal blocks in the Rajhara region in Jharkhand to the Kolkata based private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.
If ‘e-mobility’ takes off in a big way, it could adversely affect the demand for petrol and diesel in domestic as well as in overseas markets, potentially upending the calculations of India’s refiners.
The company recently petitioned the Maharashtra and Rajasthan electricity regulatory commissions, asking to be reimbursed for extra fuel costs incurred by its power plants.
Some of NTPC’s power plants are getting excess coal at a time when private power producers are reeling from the dry fuel shortage.
While India’s coal imports have dropped 12% over the last three years, as the Modi government pursues a domestic strategy, they have picked up in recent times and are likely to continue to rise.
Coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal has remained curiously silent, even though the current crisis has been sparked by the railways’ failure to transport adequate amounts of coal.
The NCR must seize the possibilities of reclaiming Badarpur as a public space by shutting down NTPC’s worst power plant in terms of meeting emissions standards.
The DRI had accused Essar of using offshore entities to siphon Rs 2,900 crore through inflated invoices. So why has the directorate been kept out of the multi-agency group tasked with acting on the latest disclosures?
In its quest to reduce electricity tariffs, the state appears to be getting support from UP’s electricity watchdog whose behaviour is not in line with its duty to act as an unbiased adjudicator in disputes between discoms and generators.
Leader of North Rhine-Westphalia, who is leading the Christian Democrat party’s coalition talks on energy, said mines across Germany could be closed by the decade after next.
While Tata Trust officials had raised concerns over the acquisition, Welspun Renewables’s robust earnings are now starting to partially offset the losses being racked up by the imported coal-based Mundra power plant.
Although the state-run power sector lender doesn’t follow RBI guidelines on loan restructuring norms yet, the CAG has in the past pointed to gaps in its due diligence process.
The Central Information Commission has rejected an RTI plea seeking disclosure of records related to the discussions on the demand for handing over the NHPC projects.
While illegal mining is worrying, what is little understood is the enormous loot that is taking place legally. Mineral owners sometimes receive less than 5% of the value of minerals.
While the draft does include new paragraphs on illegal mining and sustainable development, experts question whether it will be, as the Supreme Court recently put it, “effective, meaningful and implementable”.
What’s going on in Venezuela is the unintended consequence of Saudi Arabia’s policy of keeping oil prices deliberately low for political reasons.
A massive $16.4 billion proposed coal mine has sparked protests and a heated debate. As the Adani project becomes a symbol of Australia’s future, The Wire examines the issues at stake.
At a recent top-level meeting, it was mooted that a change in the ‘power surplus’ narrative would help in tackling India’s abnormally low capacity utilisation levels.
Can a share of the money saved from kerosene subsidies be provided to states to reinvest in cheaper, cleaner and more efficiently-run subsidies for clean energy?
Growth in bad loans raises questions about due diligence measures followed by renewable energy, power PSUs over last five years.
The three companies had earlier offered to sell a 51% stake in their plants for Re 1 to the Gujarat State Electricity Board.
In addition to “launching” a scheme that basically already existed, the prime minister’s claim that his government has a good record on rural electrification contradicts the data.
The current challenge in rural electrification is not just giving connections, but providing sufficient, affordable, quality supply.
High social costs are associated with renewables as per the latest economic survey but the discrepancies in arriving at them raise questions of data credibility and intent.
Falling capacity utilisation of power plants is a clear indicator that electricity demand has sagged under the NDA regime, raising a question mark over the efficacy of UDAY and other power sector reform measures.
The adjudicating authority in the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence case on alleged over-invoicing of power equipment has evidently been sympathetic to the Adani group. But this is just one instance.
Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank said.
Worldwide, hydropower projects are running into problems and being scaled back, but India is doing the opposite in what appears to be a determination to maximise the benefits of the Indus Waters Treaty.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
The government calls the scheme a success because of the rise in LPG connections, but the lack of gas refills by poor households suggests it is not.
The mine has been delayed due to opposition from environment groups who argue it will contribute to global warming and damage the Great Barrier Reef.
India’s remaining competent in both domestic and global markets is hinged on building a society upon the four pillars of technology, institutions, infrastructure and incentives.
An investigation into the people, and the institutional failures, responsible for the abandoned coal mine pits scattered across Indonesian Borneo.
This is the first strategic response to the near collapse of Westinghouse, whose bankruptcy raised doubts about whether it could continue the India deal.
In the years ahead China looks set to lead on renewables, but India’s power sector will be greener overall.
With some of the world’s biggest shale oil and gas reserves, can Argentina become South America’s Saudi Arabia?
The Queensland government said it was considering compliance action since water released from Adani’s Abbot Point facility that had eight times more sediment than the allowed limit.
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
Funding and M&A in India’s solar sector amounted to around $1.6 billion in January-March, says research firm Mercom. Though firms are also gauging risks.