A Waste-to-Energy Plant is a waste management system where waste is burnt to produce electricity. These plants usually burn municipal waste. The various techniques used in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants are biomethanation, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis. Non-recyclable and not-hazardous wastes should ideally be burnt in this process. The waste to energy plants comparatively release less pollution than a coal-based plant. Recently, residents of Okhla region and nearby areas in Delhi have been protesting against WTE plants in their vicinity. Why India Urgently Needs a Waste Management Plan? Increasing urbanization and industrialization has paved the way for greater economic growth in India. This is only augmented by increasing purchasing power of the average citizen. Simultaneou
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan releasing the publication along with other dignitaries at the National Energy Conservation Day function in New Delhi on 14 December, 2018. The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on 14 December by the Ministry of Power in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The objective of this celebration is to recognize the efforts of industry and other establishments towards promoting energy efficiency. The Ministry of Power organizes National Energy Conservation Awards event every year on this day. This year, 26 industrial units from various sectors were given awards for their excellent performance in energy efficiency. 333 units and establishments from across the country participated in the National Awards Programme this year...
In the United Kingdom, it is clear that the Government is encouraging the acceleration towards being one of the world's most eco-friendly countries. To help it achieve its goal, UK has recently launched a document titled: Clean Growth Strategy to push the UK towards a lower-carbon future. Created by the country's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Clean Growth Strategy is a comprehensive account of how the United Kingdom will amend its everyday processes — both domestically and commercially — to hit its eco-friendly target. Here, we've brought together the essential points that show how the strategy's key features will change UK's homes and businesses. The Clean Growth Strategy: what does it mean for the UK? For several years, the UK has tried t
The Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K Singh has recently launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning. According to him, "Every one degree increase in the air-conditioner temperature setting results in saving of 6% of electricity consumed. Normal human body temperature is approximately 36-37 degree Celsius, but large number of commercial establishments, hotels and offices maintain temperature around 18-21 degree Celsius. This is not only uncomfortable but is actually unhealthy. Setting the temperature in the range of 18-21 degree Celsius compels people to wear warm clothing or use blankets; therefore, this is actually wastage of energy. Some countries like Japan have put in place regulation to keep the temperat
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi witnessing the new dynamic facade lighting of North and South Blocks that offers an enhanced visual treat . The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri are also seen. The famous Central Vista of the National Capital just got dynamic! The present famed special lighting has moved from being static to dynamic, offering an enhanced aesthetic experience. The new dynamic façade lighting, over an area of 21,450 sq. m has the potential to present an amazing 16 million colour combinations, displaying a wide range of patterns and themes during the night time with colours changing every few seconds. The entire network of new dynamic lighting using the state of the art RGB L
The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Shri Piyush Goyal addressing at the release of the report Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into Indias Electric Grid- National Study in New Delhi on June 29, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shri P.K. Pujari and other dignitaries are also seen. The study, developed under the U.S.-India bilateral program “Greening the Grid”, confirms the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India’s power grid by 2022, and identifies future course of actions that are favorable for such integration. The Government of India in 2015 had set the ambitious target of adding 100 GW of solar energy and 60 GW of wind energy into the country’s energy mix
The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal dedicating the SJVN's 47.6 MW - Khirvire Wind Power Station to the Nation, at Aurangabad, Maharashtra on October 16, 2016.
Household air pollution from traditional modes of cooking in rural India claims close to a million deaths every year. Biogas, generated from cow dung, is considered a form of renewable energy and offers a clean and smokeless cooking solution to rural households. With this as the backdrop, Infosys today announced the launch of a household biogas project in Ramanagara district of Karnataka. Under the project, Infosys will build 7,620 household biogas units and provide an equal number of biogas stoves to as many families in the district The total spending on this project will be close to 22 crores on the project. Over a 10-year period, the project is expected to generate biogas equivalent to about 1 million cylinders of domestic LPG. SKG Sangha, a Karnataka-based NGO with exper...
The Ministry of Power, Government of India and the United States Agency for International Development recently launched India's first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB). The portal was launched by Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to India. The Portal can be accessed by clicking here. This is a first of such portals and is aimed at providing complete information about Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs). NZEBs are those that generate as much energy as they use. The portal also provides information on how to achieve near-zero energy status through the use of efficient lighting and equipment, integration of renewable energy technologies and best practice desig...
The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 58th year, celebrates organisations from around the world that have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the scheme's independent judges, their commitment to preventing work-related injuries and ill health during the 2015 calendar year. The British Safety Council has published the names of organisations shortlisted for the Sector Awards of the International Safety Awards 2016. This year, 443 organisations achieved a pass or a higher achievement in the British Safety Council’s prestigious International Safety Award scheme. These results were announced on 10 March 2016. Of these winning organisations, 34 have been shortlisted by the panel of adjudicators as deserving candidates for the Sector Awards. These include BSES Yamuna Power