Electric power

Residents suffer noise and air pollution for nearly a decade, courtesy Indian Railways

By Raju Vernekar The residents of the Akash Horizon Premises Cooperative Society Limited, located bang opposite Western Railway’s (WR) car shed at Mumbai Central (east side), have complained about constant air and noise pollution, they are suffering for nearly one decade, due to the work of maintenance of trains, in the car shed adjacent to their …

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#BijliScam - Is the Indian Public paying an #AdaniTax on Electricity Bills? 5

#BijliScam – Is the Indian Public paying an #AdaniTax on Electricity Bills?

This article examines @santvarun’s tweets summarizing the press briefing by senior INC leader Ajay Maken and connects them with relevant information in the public domain. Three days ago, the UK newspaper, Guardian, made public excerpts of a 97-page show cause notice issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to an Adani Group company: M/S …

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Houses buried in 10-12 feet of mud at Srinagar after the Uttarakhand flood

Apocalypse by the Srinagar Hydro Electric Project

Translated from Sitaram Bahuguna’s report  from Srinagar, Uttarakhand on the Uttarakhand flood in Hindi. [slideshow] The apocalyptic flood in the Alaknanda showed its destructive dance in Srinagar (Uttarakhand). A large part of the town is completely damaged. The flood has ruined the SSB Academy area and ITI area. About a hundred families living in some …

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Statements on (US) EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2012 Statements on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants WASHINGTON — Following a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants. EPA’s proposed standard reflects the ongoing trend in the power …

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Quit Nuclear Power – Part 2: Optimizing use of existing electricity production

The Central Electricity Authority issues an annual report describing the electricity situation of the country. The latest available information is the monthly power supply report for February 2012, which says our total Peak (MW) requirement was 128,680MW, availability was 113,086MW, so we had a shortfall of 15,594MW or 12.1%. Our Energy (MU) requirement was 861,591, …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Some disagreements with Sonali Ranade’s on Koodankulam

Sonali Ranade made several tweets supporting the go ahead for the Kodankulam plant. I see things differently. This is not to say either of us is right or wrong, but the need for debate (that the government desperately strives to avoid) Share “ “Green signal for Koodankulam is a red signal for our lives” tinyurl.com/6srwllb …

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