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Patanjali’s Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna now want to generate electricity using bulls

Patanjali’s Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna now want to generate electricity using bulls

Baba Ramdev and his associate Acharya Balkrishna of consumer goods company Patanjali are working on a unique form of renewable energy: Bull power.

Research of over one and a half years on the idea to generate electricity with the aid of a bull's pulling power has yielded initial success. The aim is to ensure that the animals don't get sent to slaughter.

 

Solar power tariff falls further to Rs2.44 per unit

Solar power tariff falls further to Rs2.44 per unit

India’s solar power tariff hit a new low of Rs2.44 per unit on Friday at the auction of 500 megawatt (MW) of capacity at the Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan.

Acme Solar Holdings Pvt. Ltd and SBG Cleantech Ltd placed winning bids of Rs2.44 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and Rs2.45 per kWh, respectively, to wi...

UP cancels bids for 3800 MW power

UP cancels bids for 3800 MW power

In another setback for power plants languishing without long-term buyers, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the bids conducted in 2016 to procure 3,800 MW of power from independent power producers. The decision, according to sources, was taken after the central power min...

Adani, Tata Power trim supplies to Gujarat as tariff ruling skews cost

Adani, Tata Power trim supplies to Gujarat as tariff ruling skews cost

The Supreme Court ruling setting aside a decision of the Central Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, effectively denying ‘compensatory tariff’ to Tata Power and Adani Power, has driven the producers to cut back power supply to Gujarat, citing financial unviability.

The two companies have suspended el...

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Focused reforms unleashed by the central government in the last three years have halved the rate at which power prices rose every year and improved India's position in global 'ease of getting electricity' ranking.

The compounded annual growth in power prices in the 2014-16 period stood at 3.27% again...

Gujarat writes to Centre to make Adani Power's Mundra plant viable

Gujarat writes to Centre to make Adani Power's  Mundra plant viable

The Gujarat government has written to the Centre saying the state faces an electricity crisis as Adani Power has told the state that running its imported coal-based power project at Mundra is increasingly becoming unviable.

Last month, Supreme Court denied compensation to Adani Power's Mundra power p...

Centre asks states to link electricity payment with Aadhaar

Centre asks states to link electricity payment with Aadhaar

The Centre  urged states to ensure digital payment of electricity bills through aadhaar- linked bank accounts. "It is not mandatory, but it is of interest for all of you. Because if you pay bill digitally through it, then it would be properly logged in that you paid the bill... This initiative ...

India To Go All Electric cars By 2030

India To Go All Electric cars By 2030

If the latest announcement by the Indian Union Minister Piyush Goyal comes to fruition, the cars plying on Indian roads would be all electric by the year 2030. The government plans to support the electric automobile industry in the mass rollout and build the necessary infrastructure required for cha...

Delhi’s inefficient electricity subsidies

Delhi’s inefficient electricity subsidies

Who doesn't like discounts or freebies, especially from the government? Subsidies aren't inherently wrong—they can help keep goods and services affordable, and encourage "good" things like education. The challenge is making them efficient and focused, so that they help the poor and deserving the mos...

Mumbai has 1.7 GW solar energy potential: IIT study

Mumbai has 1.7 GW solar energy potential: IIT study

Mumbai has the potential to generate 1.7 GW (giga watts) of solar energy for electricity, a report released by IIT Bombay  estimates.

The report was released by Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary of the Union Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. The study was conducted by two centres of IIT, the Nationa...

Karnataka power tariff up by 8%

Karnataka power tariff up by 8%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) announced a hike of an average 8% in tariff for 2017-18 on Tuesday, against the 25% increase the Electricity Supply Companies (Escoms) had sought.

The average tariff increase is now 48 paise per unit, ranging from 15 paise to 50 paise per unit, f...

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