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A sign of the future in Morris: Cows + solar panels + fast electric car charger 20.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris say solar arrays and electric vehicles could help offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
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Iran oil imports fell 15.7 percent in fiscal year 2017/18 20.4.2018 Reuters: Money News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's oil imports from Iran during the 2017/18 fiscal year fell by 15.7 percent from a year ago as state refiners reduced purchases after a row over development rights for an Iranian natural gas field, according to data from shipping and industry ...
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Iran oil imports fell 15.7 percent in fiscal year 2017/18 20.4.2018 General News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's oil imports from Iran during the 2017/18 fiscal year fell by 15.7 percent from a year ago as state refiners reduced purchases after a row over development rights for an Iranian natural gas field, according to data from shipping and industry sources.
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Interview: Panama Canal to carry 30 million T of LNG by 2020 as global demand grows 20.4.2018 General News
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Panama Canal may carry five times as much liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2020 as it did last year as production of the fuel expands in the United States and Asian import demand rises, the head of the canal's governing agency told Reuters.
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Coal add'l secy Suresh Kumar likely to be acting chairman of Coal India 20.4.2018 General News
Senior bureaucrat Suresh Kumar is likely to be the new acting chairman and managing director of the world's largest coal miner CIL. He will replace Gopal Singh who was given the additional charge as CMD of the maharatna firm in September last year. Singh heads Central Coalfields Ltd, an arm of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL). Kumar is the additional secretary of in the coal ministry. "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved that Suresh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of coal may be entrusted with the additional charge of the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) Coal India Ltd (CIL) till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier," a source said. Singh had in September last year succeeded Sutirtha Bhattacharya who had retired from the post of Coal India CMD on August 31, 2017. Responding to a question on appointment of full-time Chairman of Coal India Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar had recently told PTI ..
11 Ingenious Grilling Hacks for Indian Tikkas You Would Want to Know 20.4.2018 NDTV Food - Latest
Some common problems associated with grilling are when ingredient is left undercooked or turns dry or has a burnt skin due to overcooking. Let us take you through some fantastic hacks that will make...
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Officials asked to comply with NGT order on coal mining: Conrad 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Officials asked to comply with NGT order on coal mining: Conrad
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RBI's resolution for bad loans impractical, says power minister R K Singh 20.4.2018 Business Standard: Today
Most of the stressed assets are either facing coal supply crunch or don't have any power supply agreement or both
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MRPL commissions solar power project, largest on any refinery site 20.4.2018 Hindu: Mangalore
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL) has clocked a major milestone by commissioning 6.063 MWp solar power project on its premises, the l
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LPG panchayat at Kandanad today 19.4.2018 Hindu: Health
New connections to be issued under Ujjwala scheme
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Congress always trigger panic over non-issues, says Pradhan on Judge Loya verdict 19.4.2018 General News
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday slammed Congress over the apex court's verdict in Judge Loya's death case, stating that the grand old party always wants to trigger panic in the nation by creating a fuss over such issues.Pradhan's statement comes hours after the Supreme Court dismissed pleas seeking probe in the case."Congress party always wants to trigger panic in the nation by creating a fuss over such issues. They have no morality left, therefore, expecting something out of such issues," Pradhan told ANI."There should be an end to the politics of rumours from the Congress party," Pradhan added.Earlier in the day, a bench of apex court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra dismissed petitions seeking SIT probe into Justice Loya's death case, while ruling that he died of natural causes.The court further observed that the petitions were 'frivolous and motivated' and filed to settle political rivalry.Justice Loya was hearing the ..
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Reliance Power Q4 net at Rs 250 cr up 16% on higher generation 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Reliance Power on Thursday posted a 16 per cent rise in its net profit for the fourth quarter ending March at Rs 250 crore on account of higher electricity generation.
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Cooler times await wind power equipment firms over Centre's backing 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
With clarity on the wind energy auction pipeline and ratification of power purchase agreements (PPAs) helping improve their order book, renewable energy (RE) firms, especially wind power equipment makers, are attracting the attention of analysts and investors. The domestic market is on a growth path in the competitive bidding regime and there is higher demand for clean energy, now considered reliable, affordable and a mainstream source.Interestingly, even as the price is recovering, the internal rate of return (IRR) for RE producers is seeing downside pressure; yet, companies are positive. For instance, after seeing a decline, prices of wind power have started firming up since last month. While Adani Green Energy and KCT Renewable Energy have offered to supply electricity at Rs 2.85 a unit in their bids for 75 Mw each, the rates are seen crossing Rs 3-3.5 a unit in the coming months.Wind power rates had fallen below Rs 2.50 per kWh, with the lowest being Rs 2.43 in a 500 Mw reverse ..
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Reliance Power posts 16% rise in Q4 profit on higher electricity generation 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Revenue from operations or turnover was, however, lower at Rs 24 billion when compared with Rs 25.9 billion in the year-ago period
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No illegal mining in Meghalaya: Conrad 19.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 19: Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma has maintained that there is no illegal mining that is going on in Meghalaya.
“There was reassessment done for the coal because we have seen transportation is taking place but illegal mining is not going on in the state,” Conrad said after the assembly session on Thursday.

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Lyngdoh opens Pandora’s Box on illegal coal mining 19.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 19: Congress MLA from Umroi George Bankyntiew Lyngdoh has questioned how a ‘bunch of crooks’ keeps outsmarting the state government while claiming that illegal coal mining operations are taking place in South West Khasi Hills district, leading to leakage of revenue from the transportation of extracted coal.
Moving a call attention motion during the Budget session here on Thursday, Lyngdoh drew the attention of the state government to the alleged rampant illegal coal mining reported in South West Khasi Hills District even as he expressed concern over five points which include illegal rat-hole mining, forcing of children to work as coal labourers, negative impact of mining on the environment, overloading of coal trucks and circulation of fake challans.

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NTPC to back down thermal power at some of its units for more renewables 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The move is in line with the Centre's proposal to introduce flexibility in generation scheduling. It provides flexibility for substituting thermal by renewable power
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Expectations of healthy Q4 results, global cues push equity indices higher (Roundup) 19.4.2018 General News
Expectations of healthy quarterly earning results coupled with a rebound in commodity prices and broadly positive global indices pushed the Indian equity market to close at its highest level in the last seven weeks on Thursday.
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CBI searches seven places in disproportionate assets case 19.4.2018 General News
The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in connection with disproportionate assets cases involving senior official Prashant Kumar Sinha, an official said.
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