16 record(s) found in 'Industrial Energy Efficiency'


Coal, Power, and Railways should come out of their watertight compartments; stop the blame game, and work together to avoid this annual coal crisis, says S K Chand, Senior Fellow, Resources, Regulation and Global Security.

  • Mr Saurabh
  • The Financial Express, 5 September 2011

The success of RGGVY, which promises access to all by 2012, would depend on interventions necessary to mitigate the existing challenges on account of capacity and management of infrastructure developed, franchisees mechanism put in place and issues in present DDG guidelines.

The Indian power sector is at a critical juncture. The economy is marching ahead and with it the aspirations of people for improved energy services in terms of accessibility, availability, and quality. Yet the prevailing scenario presents serious concerns.

The Electricity Act 2003 envisaged distancing the power sector from direct government control by setting up independent regulatory commissions so that power sector utilities can function as commercial entities, leading to sustainable operations.

Almost eight years have passed since, still state electricity distribution utilities are...

  • Mr Saurabh
  • The Financial Express, 15 November 2010

The franchisee system in power distribution has not taken off despite provision for central financial assistance. Out of 1,61,373 villages where Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) funds have been utilised, only 42% villages operate through a franchisee system.

Individuals were included in the distribution sector as...

The presence of certain trace gases in the atmosphere enables it to act like a greenhouse. An increase in the concentration of these greenhouse gases (GHGs) causes an enhanced greenhouse effect and a warming of the earth, leading to a change in climate. Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are the largest source of GHGs. These...